Napoli reached a remarkable Serie A milestone this weekend, with their 3-0 dismantling of Cagliari making them the first side in the history of the league to win their first seven games whilst scoring over 25 goals, as reported by ​FourFourTwo.

Gli Azzurri have flourished under Maurizio Sarri's stewardship and finished third last season.

But the Campania-based club look to have kicked on from their successes last term, bagging three goals in their first three wins before blowing Benevento away 6-0 before October.

Sarri’s side then showed admirable steel against Lazio clawing back from a goal down to see off I Biancocelesti 4-1 at Stadio Olimpico.

However, Sunday's win against Cagliari, courtesy of goals from Marek Hamsik, Dries Mertens and Kalidou Koulibaly was a result that forced Napoli’s Serie A rivals to consider them as genuine title contenders. 

SSC Napoli v Cagliari Calcio - Serie A

The result also means the Italian side have now won 12 consecutive Serie A games starting from last season, scoring 42 and conceding just nine.

Sarri’s side go into the international break reflecting on a remarkable run and will be keen to be among those challenging Juventus’ unanswered dominance in the league.

Juventus’ 2-2 against Atalanta on Sunday, puts the Naples-based club in pole position seven games in.