Touched by the death of his legend, Napoli paid tribute to Diego Maradona by crushing AS Roma at the San Paolo stadium this Sunday evening. Dries Mertens attended the party.
His tribute was arguably more anticipated than the others. While he remained silent against Rijeka in the Europa League on Thursday, Dries Mertens paid tribute to Diego Maradona, who died on Wednesday, scoring this Sunday night. Overwhelmed, Napoli prevailed largely against AS Roma: 4-0.
Author of the opening scoring at the half-hour mark, Lorenzo Insigne began the “ceremony” by brandishing a jersey of the Argentine legend. Earlier still, the Italian international had come to lay flowers in front of the supporters’ stand. Then, after the goal of Fabian Ruiz (64th), it was Dries Mertens who came to add his stone to the building. At the end of the meeting, Matteo Politano came to close the mark. Final score: 4-0.
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As a reminder, Dries Mertens had a strong relationship with Diego Maradona. The two men were particularly close when the Red Devil had exceeded the record of goals scored by The Golden boy under the colors of Napoli. While the former number 10 scored 115 goals for the club from southern Italy over his entire career, the Belgian international now has 128. One legend therefore pays tribute to another.