Champions League - Group E
RB Salzburg2Napoli3

FC Red Bull Salzburg 2-3 Napoli: Dries Mertens scores twice to overtake Diego Maradona

Dries Mertens
Dries Mertens has now scored 116 goals for Napoli

Dries Mertens overtook Diego Maradona as Napoli's second highest all-time goalscorer as they beat Red Bull Salzburg 3-2 in the Champions League.

The 32-year-old's double saw him go one ahead of the Argentine on 116 goals, five behind Marek Hamsik.

Maradona was a hero at Napoli, helping them win their first league title in 1986-87.

Mertens also set up Lorenzo Insigne's winner to keep Napoli one point above Liverpool at the top of Group E.

The Belgium forward ruined a record-breaking night for Salzburg's teenage striker Erling Braut Haaland.

The 19-year-old Norwegian scored twice to become the first player to score six times in their first three Champions League games. He also became the second teenager to score in his first three matches in the competition after Karim Benzema.

Napoli, who have seven points from three games, could wrap up a last-16 spot if they beat Salzburg on 5 November.

Line-ups

RB Salzburg

  • 1StankovicSubstituted forCoronelat 33'minutes
  • 43Kristensen
  • 15Ramalho
  • 39Wöber
  • 17Ulmer
  • 16Junuzovic
  • 45MwepuSubstituted forKoitaat 89'minutes
  • 20DakaSubstituted forAshimeruat 68'minutes
  • 18Minamino
  • 9Hwang Hee-Chan
  • 30HaalandBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 4Ashimeru
  • 5Vallci
  • 6Onguéné
  • 7Koita
  • 14Szoboszlai
  • 31Coronel
  • 37Okugawa

Napoli

  • 1Meret
  • 2MalcuitBooked at 39mins
  • 26Koulibaly
  • 13Luperto
  • 22Di Lorenzo
  • 7CallejónSubstituted forElmasat 80'minutes
  • 5Marques Loureiro
  • 8Ruiz
  • 20Zielinski
  • 14MertensSubstituted forLlorenteat 76'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 11LozanoBooked at 38minsSubstituted forInsigneat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Llorente
  • 12Elmas
  • 24Insigne
  • 25Ospina
  • 34Younes
  • 70Gaetano
  • 99Milik
Referee:
Clément Turpin
Attendance:
29,520

Match Stats

Home TeamRB SalzburgAway TeamNapoli
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home18
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, FC Red Bull Salzburg 2, Napoli 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Red Bull Salzburg 2, Napoli 3.

Hand ball by Allan (Napoli).

Attempt missed. Takumi Minamino (FC Red Bull Salzburg) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, FC Red Bull Salzburg. Conceded by Piotr Zielinski.

Booking

Fernando Llorente (Napoli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Zlatko Junuzovic (FC Red Bull Salzburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fernando Llorente (Napoli).

Substitution

Substitution, FC Red Bull Salzburg. Sekou Koita replaces Enock Mwepu.

Foul by Allan (Napoli).

Enock Mwepu (FC Red Bull Salzburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Takumi Minamino (FC Red Bull Salzburg).

Attempt missed. Erling Haaland (FC Red Bull Salzburg) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Fernando Llorente.

Sebastiano Luperto (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Enock Mwepu (FC Red Bull Salzburg).

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Eljif Elmas replaces José Callejón.

Foul by Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli).

Erling Haaland (FC Red Bull Salzburg) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Piotr Zielinski (Napoli) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. José Callejón (Napoli) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fernando Llorente.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Fernando Llorente replaces Dries Mertens.

Attempt missed. Hwang Hee-Chan (FC Red Bull Salzburg) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! FC Red Bull Salzburg 2, Napoli 3. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Dries Mertens with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! FC Red Bull Salzburg 2, Napoli 2. Erling Haaland (FC Red Bull Salzburg) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Zlatko Junuzovic with a cross following a corner.

Corner, FC Red Bull Salzburg. Conceded by Giovanni Di Lorenzo.

Attempt blocked. Takumi Minamino (FC Red Bull Salzburg) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Erling Haaland.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Red Bull Salzburg. Majeed Ashimeru replaces Patson Daka.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Lorenzo Insigne replaces Hirving Lozano.

Goal!

Goal! FC Red Bull Salzburg 1, Napoli 2. Dries Mertens (Napoli) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Patson Daka (FC Red Bull Salzburg).

Foul by José Callejón (Napoli).

Enock Mwepu (FC Red Bull Salzburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Fabián Ruiz (Napoli) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Dries Mertens (Napoli).

Zlatko Junuzovic (FC Red Bull Salzburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kevin Malcuit (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Hwang Hee-Chan (FC Red Bull Salzburg).

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG33009099
2Real Madrid311135-24
3Club Bruges302127-52
4Galatasaray301202-21

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich330013499
2Tottenham31119904
3Red Star Belgrade310239-63
4Olympiakos301258-31

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City330010199
2Dinamo Zagreb31116424
3Shakhtar Donetsk311146-24
4Atalanta3003211-90

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus32107347
2Atl Madrid32105237
3Lokomotiv Moscow310235-23
4B Leverkusen300316-50

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Napoli32105237
2Liverpool32018626
3RB Salzburg310211923
4KRC Genk3012310-71

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona32104227
2Inter Milan31114314
3B Dortmund31112204
4Slavia Prague301225-31

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1RB Leipzig32014406
2Zenit St Petersburg31115414
3Lyon31114314
4Benfica310246-23

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea32013216
2Ajax32016156
3Valencia311124-24
4Lille301226-41
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