Soccer-Napoli fight back to earn 2-1 win at Atalanta in top-of-the-table clash

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Nov 5 (Reuters) - Napoli extended their Serie A winning streak to 9 games arsenic first-half goals from Victor Osimhen and Eljif Elmas secured a 2-1 comeback triumph astatine second-placed Atalanta connected Saturday that saw them agelong their pb astatine the apical to 8 points.

Atalanta's Ademola Lookman opened the scoring aft 19 minutes erstwhile helium converted a punishment aft a handball by Osimhen.

Napoli's 23-year-old Nigerian planetary made amends 4 minutes aboriginal erstwhile helium headed the shot into the nett disconnected a transverse from Piotr Zielinski.

In the 35th infinitesimal Elmas enactment the visitors successful beforehand aft taking a walk from Osimhen wrong the box, with his effort flying into the nett via a flimsy deflection disconnected Atalanta's Hans Hateboers.

Napoli person 35 points aft 13 games up of Atalanta connected 27 and AC Milan with 26 earlier they big Spezia aboriginal connected Saturday.

Reporting by Tommy Lund successful Gdansk; Editing by Ken Ferris

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