Naples, insolent at ease against the fragile Genoa (6-0), and Milan, solid with the promoted Crotone (2-0), confirmed their good start to the season, filling up with points after two days.
After having largely contributed to the initial victory of Napoli thanks to his tonic exit from the bench in Parma (2-0) a week ago, the Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen brilliantly released his first tenure.
If he has not yet scored, despite the offensive festival in Naples, he has largely contributed, through his activity and his races, to wearing down the defense of Genoa and freeing up spaces from which his partners have happily taken advantage, and in particular an untenable Mertens.
It was when they returned from the locker room, when Napoli led 1-0 on a goal from Lozano at the start of the match, that the Genoese defense exploded.
Zielinski, served by a magnificent heel from Osimhen (46th), opened a second ordeal period for Genoa, which was going to make the Neapolitan attackers happy except ... Osimhen.
The only bad news for Naples: Lorenzo Insigne came out from twenty minutes into the game, hit in the left thigh, one week before the shock against Juventus.
No Ibrahimovic, no problem
Milan, already deprived of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, in isolation after his positive Covid-19 test, also recorded bad news with the injury of his Croatian striker Ante Rebic, suffering in his left arm after an impressive fall in the middle of the race.
The Rossoneri, who have a series of matches every three days due to Europa League play-offs, have provided most of the game against the promoted Crotone.
With a penalty goal just before the break (obtained by Rebic, transformed by Kessie) and another just after, the first from the Spaniard Brahim Diaz, on loan from Real Madrid.
With 6 points, Naples and Milan join Hellas Verona at the top of the standings.
After their victory on the green carpet against AS Rome (3-0), due to a Roman player not duly registered, Hellas this time won on their lawn against Udinese (1-0).
Serie A standings