April 28, 2019 / 12:31 PM / 6 months ago

Soccer-Napoli return to form with victory to send Frosinone towards the drop

FROSINONE, Italy, April 28 (Reuters) - Napoli pushed Frosinone towards relegation with a 2-0 away victory in Serie A on Sunday as Dries Mertens equalled Diego Maradona’s league scoring record.

The Belgian’s superb first-half free kick was his 81st league strike for Napoli, sending him level with the Argentine at number three in the club’s all-time Serie A scoring charts, behind Antonio Vojak (102 goals) and Marek Hamsik (100).

Amin Younes topped off an impressive individual performance with a neat finish in the second half, leaving Carlo Ancelotti’s side in second place on 70 points, eight clear of Inter Milan below them.

Frosinone, in 19th place, are now 10 points adrift of the safety zone with four rounds remaining and their relegation will be confirmed if Genoa earn at least a point away to SPAL on Sunday and Udinese win away to Atalanta on Monday. (Reporting by Alasdair Mackenzie Editing by Toby Davis)

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