Dries Mertens scored his 99th and 100th Serie A goals for Napoli to secure a 2-0 win away to top-four rival AS Roma on Sunday.


The 33-year-old Belgian striker curled in a free kick and nodded in a simple finish to put his side two goals in front after 34 minutes, and the host could not muster a response. Mertens is only the third Napoli player to reach 100 goals in Serie A, after Marek Hamsik (100) and Antonio Vojak (102).

Lorenzo Pellegrini’s shot rattled the post for Roma in the second half but it was another disappointing big-game performance by Paulo Fonseca’s side, which has not won any of its matches against fellow top-seven sides this season, and the Roma coach was furious with his players’ approach.

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“We don’t have the mentality to fight against these teams,” he told Sky Italia.

“What I saw today was a…

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