Napoli 2 – 0 Genoa
Goals from Piotr Zielinski and Emanuele Giaccherini helped Napoli to batter down the Genoa defence as Napoli secured a 2-0 victory to move second in the league.
The Partenopei were on fire after a 7-1 thrashing of Bologna and had to resist distraction ahead of their Champions League trip to Real Madrid.
Maurizio Sarri’s side allowed their opponents to dominate possession in the first half before goals from Piotr Zielinski and Emanuele Giaccherini after the break wrapped up the win and moved them six points behind leaders Juventus.
Mertens then drew two saves out of Lamanna in quick succession as the home side tried to press home their advantage.
The midfielder turned provider with just over 20 minutes to go when he set up Giaccherini, who had a simple tap-in to seal the 2-0 win.
Defeat left Genoa 16th in the table but with an 11-point gap from the bottom three.