Insigne double helps Napoli join Juventus on top of Serie A

Lorenzo Insigne scored two of Napoli’s goals against Torino. (AP pic)

MILAN: Lorenzo Insigne scored a double either side of a Simone Verdi goal as Napoli dominated Torino 3-1 to join Juventus on top of Serie A on Sunday.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side have 12 points from five games, equal with champions Juventus, who can pull ahead again when they travel to promoted Frosinone later on Sunday.

Ancelotti’s side produced a dominant display in Turin following their uninspiring goalless draw at Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League midweek.

Insigne opened the scoring after just four minutes in Turin and played a role in all three goals.

The Italian international got the first after poor Torino defending saw Emiliano Moretti clear to Nicolas Nloulou. The ball fell to Insigne, who finished off under the crossbar.

Verdi added the second with a half-volley on 20 minutes, with Torino pulling one back after the break when Andrea Belotti slotted in a penalty.

But Insigne restored their two-goal lead after 59 minutes when a José Callejón shot bounced off the inside of the far post and into the path of the Italy forward.

Torino are in 13th position with five points from as many games.