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Serie-A: Wasteful Napoli held 0-0 at Fiorentina

Napoli, whose hopes of winning the title last season effectively ended with a 3-0 defeat in the same fixture, were left eight points behind leaders Juventus who visit Sassuolo on Sunday. 

Feb 10, 2019, 12:12 PM IST

Dries Mertens' brace guides Napoli to 3-1 Champions League win over Red Star

Napoli visit Liverpool in their last match where they need to avoid losing by two goals or more, or by a 1-0 scoreline, to qualify for Champions League last-16 without depending on PSG`s away result.

 

Nov 29, 2018, 09:19 AM IST

Serie A: Napoli keep title race alive with dramatic win over Chievo

Napoli missed a penalty and gifted their opponents a goal before scoring twice late in the game to snatch a 2-1 win over lowly Chievo on Sunday and keep the Serie A title race alive.

Apr 08, 2018, 21:28 PM IST

Dries Mertens keeps Napoli top, AC Milan stall Lazio in Serie A

Dries Mertens scored a double as Napoli reclaimed top spot in Serie A ahead of Juventus with a 3-1 win over Bologna on Sunday as AC Milan rekindled their push for Europe with a 2-1 win over Lazio.

Jan 29, 2018, 13:32 PM IST

2018 World Cup Qualifier: Belgium win 2-0 despite stubborn Estonian resistance

Mertens had the visitors ahead just past the half hour mark but there was to be no repeat of the 8-1 hammering that Belgium handed Estonia in Brussels in November.

Jun 10, 2017, 08:48 AM IST

Roberto Mancini sent off as Inter Milan win at Napoli to book last four place

Stevan Jovetic, Adem Ljajic scored in the last 20 minutes to send Inter into the semi-finals.

Jan 20, 2016, 08:51 AM IST

Euro 2016 qualifiers: Disaster for Dutch as Croatia, Turkey celebrate

Croatia and Turkey took the final automatic qualifying spots for Euro 2016 as the Netherlands, semi-finalists at last year's World Cup, were eliminated.

Oct 14, 2015, 11:08 AM IST

Europa League: Five-star Napoli thrash Bruges, Dortmund win again

Napoli`s Jose Callejon and Dries Mertens scored twice each as the Italians began their Europa League group stage campaign with a 5-0 thrashing of Belgian outfit Club Bruges to match their biggest ever European win on Thursday.

Sep 18, 2015, 09:03 AM IST

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. 

May 19, 2015, 08:34 AM IST

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.

Nov 17, 2014, 08:33 AM IST

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.

Sep 05, 2014, 11:08 AM IST

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.

Jun 27, 2014, 04:06 AM IST

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.

Jun 18, 2014, 20:45 PM IST

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.

Jun 18, 2014, 09:44 AM IST

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.

Jun 18, 2014, 03:48 AM IST

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.

Jun 08, 2014, 14:52 PM IST

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.

Mar 31, 2014, 09:31 AM IST

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.

Jan 06, 2014, 21:52 PM IST

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.

Dec 16, 2013, 21:41 PM IST