Dries Mertens double keeps Napoli in Champions League contention
Dries Mertens double keeps Napoli in Champions League contention

Dries Mertens scored twice to help Napoli stagger to a 3-2 win over relegated Cesena on Monday which kept them in contention for a place in the Champions League next season. 

Wales secure battling point in Belgium
Wales secure battling point in Belgium

Wales maintained their impressive start to the 2016 European Championship qualifiers with a superb defensive display to gain a vital draw against highly-fancied Belgium in a 0-0 draw on Sunday.

Axel Witsel, Dries Mertens see Belgium stroll past Australia
Axel Witsel, Dries Mertens see Belgium stroll past Australia

A lucky goal from Dries Mertens and a powerful strike from Axel Witsel gave Belgium a comfortable 2-0 win over a combative Australia in an international friendly in Liege on Thursday.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Ten-man Belgium beat South Korea, claim top spot

Jan Vertonghen`s late goal saw 10-man Belgium beat South Korea 1-0 in their final Group H match on Thursday, despite having Steven Defour sent off just before halftime for a nasty two-footed challenge.

FIFA WC 2014: Belgium with enough firepower to confirm contenders tag

Belgium breathed a sigh of relief after edging past Algeria 2-1 on Tuesday to get their World Cup campaign off to a winning start but the depth of their squad looks set to carry them well past the group stage.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Fellaini, Mertens change Belgium`s fortunes against Algeria

Super subs Marouane Fellaini and Dries Mertens rescued World Cup dark horses Belgium in a come from behind 2-1 win over Algeria on Tuesday.

Missed foul, unfit players behind Algeria defeat: coach

Algeria`s coach conceded his inexperienced team were exposed by a much fitter Belgium on Tuesday but also complained a foul was missed in the runup to the deciding goal during the Africans` 2-1 defeat.

Belgium head to Brazil on a high after Tunisia victory

A late Dries Mertens goal gave Belgium a 1-0 victory over Tunisia in their final World Cup warmup friendly on Saturday, ensuring they go to Brazil on a high note after a match temporarily halted by hail.

Buffon heroics can`t save Juve from rare loss

Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon`s heroics were not enough for Juventus as the Serie A leaders lost 2-0 at an inspired Napoli on Sunday, only their second league defeat of the season.

Mertens double puts Napoli within sight of Roma

A brace from Belgian international Dries Mertens in a 2-0 win over Sampdoria pushed Napoli to within two points of second-placed Roma in Italy`s Serie A on Sunday.

Juve go six clear, Napoli keep in touch with Inter win

Napoli kept their hopes of a first Serie A title since 1990 alive with an epic 4-2 win over 10-man Inter Milan after a Carlos Tevez hat-trick had put leaders Juventus six points clear with a 4-0 rout of Sassuolo on Sunday.