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Hamsik equals Maradona’s Napoli record of 115 goals

December 16, 2017

Napoli miedfielder Marek Hamsik celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Torino and Napoli at Olympic stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Marek Hamsik equaled Diego Maradona’s all-time record of 115 goals for Serie A team Napoli on Saturday.

Hamsik reached that tally by scoring after 30 minutes in Napoli’s 3-1 win at Torino.

“It’s a good accomplishment, especially as a midfielder, 115 goals is a good number,” Hamsik said.

Dries Mertens controlled the ball in the area and picked out Hamsik, who volleyed into the top right corner for Napoli’s third goal.

It has taken the Slovenia midfielder 11 seasons and 477 appearances to reach that tally. Maradona, who was a forward, set that mark in 259 games in seven seasons with Napoli.

The win put Napoli back at the top of the Italian league.

Argentina great Maradona led Napoli to its only two Serie A titles, in 1987 and 1990.

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