Dries Mertens again put Napoli on top in Series A (video + photos)

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The Napoli team re-emerged in Serie A. Today, Maurizio Sarri`s players achieved a tough 3-1 win over Bologna in a match in the 22nd round of the championship. Rodrigo Palacio was startled by the hosts after being scored in the 1st minute. Four later Mbaie got his own goal. Once again, however, Belgian national Dries Mertens has become a hero after hitting two hits on Antonio Mirante`s network.

Neapolitanians continue to dream about the trophy in Italy. The team already has 57 points, one more than Juventus, and Napoli has scored 48 goals in its 22 rounds, and has only scored 14. This makes the team`s defense the best in the A Series. The meeting itself began with a dream for the guests and in the first minute Rodrigo Palacio scored after he found head of the center of Di Francesco. The joy of `red-blue` was very short. Mbaie made an extraordinary stupidity, and with a jerk drove the ball into his own door.

The problems in Donadoni`s lineup have become even bigger. The guest star Simone Verdi received an unpleasant trauma and was replaced by Ladislav Kraichi. In the 22nd minute Bologna made an excellent attack. Francesco made his way to Palacio on the left, and turned to find Blerim Jemaley, but Napoli`s former footballer was unable to send Pepe Raine`s ball for the second time.

In the 26th minute the Argentine striker of Bologna came to an eye with Reina, but the host`s guard once again proved to be one of the best-selling goalie in the A Series, saving a sure goal.

The referee of the match, Paulo Mazzoleni, became the main actor after a very controversial penalty in the 37th minute. Masina pulled slightly over the shoulder Jose Caiechon who fell on the grass and the referee did not hesitate to give a penalty to Napoli`s favor. Behind the ball came Dries Mertens, the Belgian national did not make a mistake and made the score 2:1. In the final by live matches minutes of the first part the hosts tried to push and score third, but the defense of Bologna did. The second half started with a game advantage for Maricio Sarri`s team. At 48th minute the judge ruled a non-existent foul in favor of Napoli. Mertens tries his luck, but his shot meets the wall.

In the 59th minute, the hosts made a quick counterattack. The ball was on the left flank of Diris Merttens` legs, who entered inward and matured Antonio Mirante for a third time. Shortly before the end of the game, Massina could have reduced the score but his shot was saved by Pepe Raine. This was the last interesting situation in the clash. In the next round, Napoli hosts the newcomer Benvenuto and Bologna accepts Fiorentina, who today recorded a very heavy loss from Verona.


Napoli (4-3-3):Reina, Hissai, Kirikesh, Kulibali, Mario Rui, Alan, Jorginio, Hamsik, Kaiehon, Mertens Insini

Bologna (4-3-3):Mirante, Mbaie, DeMelo, Helander, Massina, Polly, Pulgar, Gemayly, Verdi, Palacio, Di Francesco




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