Inter’s defeat gave Napoli the chance to reclaim top spot and it was an opportunity they did not want to throw away, having hit 10 in the two meetings with Torino last season.
Dries Mertens saw his dry spell in front of goal continue but there were other players ready to take up scoring duties.
9764 long days that had turned into decades, Diego Maradona was no longer alone at the top of the Napoli goal-scoring charts: Marek Hamsik drew level with the Argentine legend on 115 goals for the club.
The Azzurri captain came close to taking the record for himself.
Then, out of the blue …
Andrea Belotti was back on the scoresheet for the first time in two and a half months.
Napoli were having none of it, and although Mertens should have extended the lead, Maurizio Sarri’s side savoured being back at the summit.