Heavy blow to Arsenal in fight for CL ticket, Mertens equals Maradona

Arsenal in fight for placement for the Champions League and bad things done. The London club lost the away game against Leicester City on Sunday with 3-0. When Napoli came Dries Mertens with his 81e competitietreffer on the same level with Diego Maradona.

Arsenal continues with two more rounds to go with 66 points stuck on the fifth place in the Premier League, behind Liverpool (91), Manchester City (89), Tottenham Hotspur (70) and Chelsea (67).

The top four teams in England qualify for the Champions League. Arsenal can Sunday be surpassed by Manchester United (64), that the game against Chelsea must win.

For Arsenal, it was already the third competitienederlaag in a row. As ‘The Gunners’ on the basis of the regular league not know, the Europa League still serve as a life buoy. Arsenal is Thursday in the semi-final against Valencia. The winner of that tournament will earn a ticket for the Champions League.

Players of Arsenal complaining to the referee about the red card for Ainsley Maitland-Niles. (Photo: Pro Shots)

Arsenal crashed after red Maitland-Niles

Arsenal played at the King Power Stadium almost an hour with ten men after a second yellow card for Ainsley Maitland-Niles in the 36th minute.

Leicester, as number eight still has a chance at a Europa League ticket, refined registrations and the numerical preponderance in the second half. Youri Tielemans opened after an hour’s play the score, Jamie vardy granted made in the last five minutes, 2-0 and 3-0.

Also in the battle for the title there on Sunday-an important duel on the program. Manchester City can profit from Burnley (15: 00) took the lead once again take control of Liverpool. Manchester United-Chelsea, starts at 17.30.

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Dries Mertens comes with its 81e competitiegoal for Napoli alongside Diego Maradona. (Photo: Pro Shots)

Mertens next Maradona

In Italy shot Mertens joined Napoli the recordboeken in. The Belgian made from a free-kick against Frosinone (0-2) 81e competitietreffer for the team from Naples. Thus he came to be at the same height with Maradona, the most famous player ever in the shirt of Napoli wore.

On the eternal topscorerslijst of Napoli slide Mertens on to fourth place, behind Attila Sallustro (106), Antonio Vojak (102) and Marek Hamsik (100). The attacker plays since 2013 for the Italian club, which he then took over from PSV.

The second goal of Napoli came in the name of Amin Younes. The old-following his departure to chelsea, scored in the 49th minute, the opening goal of Mertens fell after more than a quarter of an hour to play.

Napoli can take second place in the final standings of the Series A is now almost assured. Napoli has a lead of eight points on number three, Internazionale, with still four games to go. The serie a champions crowned last week and already a champion in Italy.

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