Dres Mertens becomes Napoli's all-time topscorer with 122, after goal against Inter

Dres Mertens becomes Napoli's all-time topscorer with 122, after goal against Inter

- Dres Mertens is now a household name with Napoli in terms of goals scored

- The 33-year-old scored his record-breaking 122 goals for the Serie A club

- Napoli will play Juventus in the final on the Coppa Italia after an aggregate win over Inter Milan

Dres Mertens has written his name in the history books of Napoli after scoring against Inter Milan in the Coppa Italia semi finals.

The Belgian winger has now overtaken Slovakian star Marek Hamsik to become the club's all-time goalscorer.

The record was previously held by Argentine legend Diego Maradona whose tally was 115 as Hamsik ended the spell two seasons ago with 121 before moving to China.

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And now, Mertens now has 122 goals for Napoli and would extend the streak even further before the end of the season.

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The 33-year-old canceled out Christian Eriksen's goal that came directly from the corner flank to ensure Gennaro Gattuso's team to qualify with a 2-1 aggregate after ending the match in a 1-1 draw.

Mertens was at the right place and at the right time to tap-in from a Lorenzo Insigne's cross in the 41st minute of the match.

Dres Mertens becomes Napoli's all-time topscorer with 122, after goal against Inter

Dres Merten is now a legend with Napoli as he scored a recording-breaking goal against Inter Milan and takes his tally to 122. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Napoli will now play Juventus in the finals on Wednesday, June 17, at the Stadio Olimpico.

Chelsea and Inter are among clubs lobbying for Mertens' signature whose contract ends in the summer but the speculation has been put to bed as the Belgian star is close to signing a new deal.

Mertens has played 90 times for his country and joined Napoli from PSV in 2013 as he is currently in his seventh season at the club.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Zlatan Ibrahimovic was reportedly involved in a training ground spat with AC Milan's Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis.

The 38-year-old made a sensational return to the San Siro before former coach Zvonimir Boban was sacked as manager of the club.

Zlatan signed a six-month deal with the Rossoneri back in January with an option of a further year.

Legit.ng also reported that Bayern Munich moved a step closer in winning their first silverware of the season following a 2-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Cup semi finals.

It was a repeat of 2018 final where Frankfurt lifted the Pokal trophy at the expense of the Bavarians, winning by 2-1.

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