By DANIELLA MATAR
AP Sports Writer
MILAN (AP) — Napoli salvaged some pride as it crushed Sassuolo 6-1 to consolidate third place in Serie A. Dries Mertens scored twice and there were also goals from Kalidou Koulibaly, Victor Osimhen, Hirving Lozano and Amir Rrahmani in a in a rampant display from Napoli. Maxime Lopez netted a late consolation for mid-table Sassuolo. Sampdoria took a huge step towards securing Serie A safety and could have consigned its city rival to relegation as it beat Genoa 1-0 in the Derby della Lanterna. Genoa captain Domenico Criscito was left in floods of tears after seeing his penalty saved late on. Genoa remains three points from safety as Cagliari lost 2-1 at home to Hellas Verona.