Higuain nets again as Napoli beats Empoli to retake top spot
MILAN (AP) Gonzalo Higuain scored again as Napoli came from behind to beat Empoli 5-1 and restore its two-point lead at the top of Serie A after Juventus earlier won 4-0 at Chievo Verona to move provisionally above Maurizio Sarri's side.
Higuain netted his 22nd goal in 22 league matches this season after Leandro Paredes had given Empoli a surprise lead. Lorenzo Insigne fired Napoli in front minutes later and an own goal from Michele Camporese sealed matters before a late double from Jose Callejon.
Alvaro Morata scored twice along with Paul Pogba and Alex Sandro, as Juventus secured a club record-equaling 12th straight win.
Inter Milan will move third - six points behind Napoli - with a derby victory at AC Milan later.
It is currently a point behind Fiorentina.