August 17, 2022

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Dries Mertens scores a goal and helps Napoli, but falls in the cup after a match with three red cards and seven goals

Dries Mertens scores a goal and helps Napoli, but falls in the cup after a match with three red cards and seven goals

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Napoli have not won the Italian Cup this season. Dries Mertens scored with his club, but lost 2-5 to Fiorentina after a crazy match.

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Guests from Tuscany advanced at Diego Armando Maradona’s stadium before the end of the first half. Dusan Vlahovic shooter award He scored his nineteenth goal this season for “La Viola”. But before the start of the first half, Mertens equalized the score again, with the eighth goal of the season for our compatriot. Fiorentina fell by ten after the red goalkeeper Bartomeg Drogovsky.

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But the visitors hit the first kick in the second half with a superb goal from Cristiano Biraghi. It seemed that the calf had drowned for Napoli when Hirving Lozano (84) and Fabian Ruiz (93) were ruled out, but in the 95th minute Andrea Pitana scored the equalizer for the home team with a pass from Mertens. Even extensions.

But in it, Mertens and Naples relegated. Thanks to goals from Lorenzo Vinotti, newcomer Krzysztof Petek and Youssef Maleh, Fiorentina booked a 2-5 victory and a place in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals, where Atalanta awaits.

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