Napoli opened up a four-point lead at the top of Serie A after Gonzalo Higuain’s brace secured a 3-1 come-from-behind victory at home to Sassuolo.
The hosts recovered from the shock of Diego Falcinelli’s third-minute penalty to equalise in the 19th minute through Jose Callejon’s first league goal of the season.
Higuain subsequently netted three minutes before the interval and then again in stoppage-time — taking him to 20 league goals for the campaign — to strengthen Napoli’s title push. Sassuolo remain sixth.
Inter Milan were held to a 1-1 draw at Atalanta, as Napoli continued to pull away in the table.
Inter lost first place to Napoli last weekend after suffering a shock 1-0 home defeat to Sassuolo and there was more frustration for Roberto Mancini’s men on Saturday against a side that had lost their previous four matches.
The Nerazzurri quickly equalised after falling behind in the 17th minute — own goals from Inter defender Jeison Murillo and his Atalanta counterpart Rafael Toloi cancelling each other out — but the visitors could not find a winner.
Torino won for the first time in 2016 as they saw off struggling Frosinone 4-2 at the Stadio Olimpico.
The home side went into an early lead through Ciro Immobile’s penalty but Frosinone equalised through Paolo Sammarco’s strong header.
A brace from 22-year-old striker Andrea Belotti, who had scored only one goal this season before the game, helped the home side go into half-time with a 3-1 lead.
Frosinone were given a lifeline when Torino defender Danilo Avelar put the ball in his own net but only eight minutes later Torino regained their two-goal advantage as Marco Benassi scored the last in a lively game.
Atalanta 1 – 1 Inter
Torino 4 – 2 Frosinone
SSC Napoli 3 – 1 Sassuolo