Dries Mertens scores in Napoli’s tribute to Diego Marad …


Dries Mertens has scored his goal in the first match of Napoli after the death of their club icon Diego Maradona. The Red Devil scored the 3-0 against AS Roma after a mistake by the keeper.

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Lorenzo Insigne, a kid at home in Napoli, opened the score against the Romans. In the second half, midfielder Fabian Ruiz also made his contribution. With more than ten minutes to play, club top scorer Dries Mertens also succeeded. The Leuven resident was well followed on a shot from the goalkeeper. Three minutes later Mertens was allowed to rest. Matteo Politano completed the tribute to Diego Maradona by scoring the 4-0. Napoli is fifth in the Serie A after nine match days, Roma is sixth with the same number of points.

Alexis Saelemaekers strengthens leadership position with Milan

Leader AC Milan won 2-0 against Fiorentina on the ninth match day in the Serie A on Sunday. Alexis Saelemaekers was replaced in injury time. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was missing due to a hamstring injury.

Alessio Romagnoli opened the score in the 17th minute by working into the corner at the far post. Ten minutes later Saelemaekers went down in the box, Franck Kessie did not fail from eleven meters. Five minutes before half time, the home team received another penalty. This time Kessie was unable to outsmart goals Bartlomiej Dragowski.

With 23 points, Milan now has five points ahead of fellow city rivals Inter and Sassuolo.


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