Kalidou Koulibaly's header extends Napoli lead

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The Senegal international's strike ensure Maurizio Sarri's men overcame Verona to extend their lead at the top of Seria A log

Kalidou Koulibaly was on target as Napoli defeated Hellas Verona 2-0 in Saturday's Serie A encounter at the San Paolo.

The Senegal international scored his side's first goal as Maurizio Sarri's men moved four-point clear at the summit of the Italian top-flight log.

Following a barren first half, the 26-year-old put the Partenopei in front after connecting to a Mario Rui cross with a header in the 65th minute.

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13 minutes later, Jose Callejon doubled the hosts' lead after he converted Lorenzo Insigne's cross to ensure Napoli's fourth consecutive win.

Koulibaly's latest effort is his fourth this season - highest among defenders in the Serie A - on his 19th appearance for the table-toppers.

The victory guaranteed Napoli retain the top spot regardless of the outcome of the league encounter between second-placed Juventus and Cagliari later on Saturday. They have gathered 51 points from 20 games.

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