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Mertens leads Napoli to win at Milan

Associated Press logo Associated Press 21/01/2017 Daniella Matar

Inspired by Diego Maradona's visit to training, Dries Mertens led Napoli to a 2-1 victory at AC Milan in Serie A.

Mertens provided two sublime assists to help Napoli race into a 2-0 lead, with less than 10 minutes gone at San Siro.

The 29-year-old Mertens also had several chances to extend Napoli's lead.

Juraj Kucka reduced the deficit eight minutes from halftime and Mario Pasalic hit the crossbar but Milan, which had fought back from two goals down at Torino on Monday, couldn't find the equaliser.

Napoli moved level on points with second-placed Roma, who hosts Cagliari on Sunday. Milan remained fifth, seven points further back.

Maradona, who led Napoli to their only two league titles in 1987 and 1990, was in Naples for a theatrical event last week and turned up at Napoli's training session on Wednesday.

In other action, Fiorentina romped to a 3-0 win over Chievo to move to eighth on the ladder.

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