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Dries Mertens surpasses Diego Maradona Napoli goals tally

With his brace against RB Salzburg, Dries Mertens has surpassed Diego Maradona's tally of 115 goals in a Napoli jersey.

The double now has Mertens closing on Marek Hamsik's record of 121.

The 32-year-old Belgian struck twice in the 3-2 Champions League victory away to RB Salzburg.

He had been one goal behind Maradona's total of 115, but in one night matched and surpassed it to reach 116.

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