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Mertens marks return with a aim as Napoli beat Benevento

Dries Mertens scored for Napoli as they went sixth with a 2-0 resolve over Benevento on Sunday evening in Serie A.

The Belgian striker immediate made an impact on his return from injury, guiding a deflected shot in from shut vary after 34 minutes.

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Matteo Politano bundled in a 2d after the damage to seal a worthy-wanted resolve.

The three points will attain as a relief to Gattuso, who has confronted criticism following a flee of three defeats in five Serie A video games and a Europa League closing-32 exit to Spanish aspect Granada.

The scoreline could perhaps were more convincing, as Piotr Zielinski’s first half strike changed into as soon as disallowed for offside and Kalidou Koulibaly could perhaps finest head wide from six yards.

It changed into as soon as an evening to neglect for the Senegalese defender, who changed into as soon as despatched off for a 2d yellow card on the 81st minute after a careless danger.

Napoli circulate sooner than Lazio into sixth keep, however all facets indulge in 43 points, while Benevento are 16th with 25 points and with out a league resolve in eight matches.

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