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Gonzalo Higuain fakes out Sassuolo defender to score

Napoli have the lead thanks to this fake that had Sassuolo's defense looking for something to hide under.

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Napoli have the lead on Sassuolo and Gonzalo Higuain has scored the most league goals in his Napoli career thanks to this strike late in the first half.

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THAT. FAKE. That single step away from the ball left both defenders frozen, and from there it was child's play for Pipita to step through and finish the assist from Marek Hamsik. Just a fantastic bit of movement to help create the goal, just like Jose Callejon's efforts from earlier in the day.