No one has scored more Serie A goals for Napoli than Dries Mertens. The Belgian scored goal number 102 for the Neapolitans on Thursday evening, equaling Antonio Vojak. He also scored so often between 1929 and 1935.
Mertens was already the all-time top scorer
Mertens was already the all-time top scorer of Napoli, bypassing Marek Hamsik (121 goals) last year. Still, now the Belgian is also the very best in Serie A on behalf of I Partenopei. He left Diego Armando Maradona (81) well behind him. Lorenzo Insigne and Hamsik cannot compete with the production of the former attacker of AGOVV, FC Utrecht and PSV. With his beautiful goal against Lazio, Mertens and Vojak are now number one on Napoli’s all-time top scorers’ list in Serie A.
Tears run wild after goal
Mertens let tears run wild after his goal against Lazio, which meant the 4-0 for Napoli. After all, it was a goal for the Red Devil that had a lot of loads. Not only did he equate Vojak as Napoli’s best, but he also dedicated the goal to his recently deceased grandmother.
With his goal, Mertens also contributed to the 5-2 victory over Lazio. The Neapolitans can still hope for Champions League football next season. Napoli is now fifth, but the deficit on the three teams above is minimal. Number two, AC Milan is three points ahead, Atalanta Bergamo two and Juventus only one point.
Victor Osimhen can breathe a sigh of relief.
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