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Adam Ounas opens Serie A goal account in Napoli's win over Sassuolo

22:33 IST 07/10/2018
Adam Ounas Napoli Sassuolo Serie A
The Algeria international broke his duck in the Italian top-flight as Carlo Ancelotti’s men regained their second spot in the log

Adam Ounas scored his first Italian Serie A goal in Napoli’s 2-0 victory over Sassuolo in Sunday’s meeting.

The hosts got to a perfect start after the 21-year-old winger broke the deadlock three minutes after kick off - his maiden goal in the Italian top-flight since his arrival from Bordeaux in July 2017.

The effort was Ounas' second for the Partenopei across all competitions after he opened his account in a Uefa Europa League encounter against RB Leipzig back in February.

Lorenzo Insigne sealed maximum points for the hosts in the 72nd minute as Carlo Ancelotti's side continue their pursuit of league leaders Juventus.

Defender Kalidou Koulibaly was in action for the entire duration of the game while Ounas and Amadou Diawara were replaced with Insigne and Allan in the 51st and 56th minutes respectively.

Kevin-Prince Boateng could do little for Sassuolo who suffered their second defeat on the trot and he was later replaced by Senegal's Khouma Babacar in the 69th minute.

Napoli, placed second in the league standings, have garnered 18 points from eight games and they take Udinese after the international break on October 20.