Napoli comfortably beat Sassuolo

NAPLES, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Napoli comfortably sealed a 2-0 home victory against Sassuolo on Sunday through goals from Victor Osimhen and Giovanni Di Lorenzo.

Osimhen opened the scoring after 16 minutes when he converted a penalty after Sassuolo's Daniel Boloca brought down Matteo Politano.

Maxime Lopez made things worse for the visiting team when he was sent off in the 51st minute for verbally abusing the referee.

Napoli were awarded another penalty around the hour mark when Jeremy Toljan handled the ball, yet Giacomo Raspadori's effort sailed over the bar.

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia's perfectly timed through ball in the 64th minute sent Di Lorenzo on a clear path to score as he doubled Napoli's lead.

The Georgian midfielder was making his first appearance of the season as a substitute after recovering from a muscle issue, and within just three minutes of coming on, he provided an assist.

"Kvara only had two weeks or so of training out of five from pre-season, so it was better for him to come on when the opponents were tired and he could really make the difference," Napoli coach Rudi Garcia said.

"He is back and that is great news for Napoli."