Italian Serie A
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Napoli 6-0 Bologna

Dries Mertens
Bologna coach Roberto Donadoni said his team played "terribly"

Dries Mertens scored a hat-trick as Napoli thrashed Bologna to keep alive their slim hopes of winning Serie A.

Manolo Gabbiadini scored twice, while David Lopez added the sixth, in a win which cuts Juventus' lead at the top to six points for 24 hours at least.

Had Napoli lost, Juve could have won a fifth straight title with victory over Lazio on Wednesday.

Victory, achieved without suspended top scorer Gonzalo Higuain, moves Napoli eight points clear of Roma in third.

Only the league's top two sides will qualify automatically for next season's Champions League, with the third-placed side having to negotiate a play-off.

Line-ups

Napoli

Formation 4-3-3

  • 25Reina
  • 2Hysaj
  • 33AlbiolBooked at 74mins
  • 26Koulibaly
  • 31Ghoulam
  • 5Allan
  • 8Jorginho
  • 17HamsikSubstituted forLópez Silvaat 81'minutes
  • 7CallejónSubstituted forEl Kaddouriat 77'minutes
  • 23GabbiadiniSubstituted forInsigneat 73'minutes
  • 14Mertens

Substitutes

  • 1Barbosa
  • 3Strinic
  • 6Valdifiori
  • 11Maggio
  • 18Regini
  • 19López Silva
  • 21Chiriches
  • 22Vasconcellos Ferreira
  • 24Insigne
  • 77El Kaddouri
  • 88Grassi
  • 94Chalobah

Bologna

Formation 4-5-1

  • 83Mirante
  • 15MbayeBooked at 37mins
  • 2Oikonomou
  • 13Rossettini
  • 19Constant
  • 11Zuñiga
  • 33Brighi
  • 21DiawaraBooked at 52minsSubstituted forDonsahat 81'minutes
  • 8Taïder
  • 17GiaccheriniSubstituted forMounierat 60'minutes
  • 18AcquafrescaSubstituted forFloccariat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Da Costa
  • 4Krafth
  • 5Pulgar
  • 6Crisetig
  • 23Brienza
  • 24Ferrari
  • 25Masina
  • 26Mounier
  • 28Gastaldello
  • 30Donsah
  • 32Stojanovic
  • 99Floccari
Referee:
Andrea Gervasoni
Attendance:
28,983

Match Stats

Home TeamNapoliAway TeamBologna
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home20
Away5
Shots on Target
Home14
Away0
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Napoli 6, Bologna 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Napoli 6, Bologna 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Bologna. Conceded by Kalidou Koulibaly.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Napoli 6, Bologna 0. David López (Napoli) with an attempt from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. David López (Napoli) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dries Mertens.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Napoli 5, Bologna 0. Dries Mertens (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by David López.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jorginho (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Omar El Kaddouri.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Omar El Kaddouri (Napoli).

  9. Post update

    Saphir Taïder (Bologna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Napoli. David López replaces Marek Hamsik.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Bologna. Godfred Donsah replaces Amadou Diawara.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Napoli 4, Bologna 0. Dries Mertens (Napoli) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Omar El Kaddouri.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Juan Zuñiga (Bologna) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Luca Rossettini.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Napoli. Omar El Kaddouri replaces José Callejón.

  16. Post update

    Elseid Hysaj (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Constant (Bologna).

  18. Booking

    Raúl Albiol (Napoli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Raúl Albiol (Napoli).

  20. Post update

    Anthony Mounier (Bologna) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 19th April 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus33254462174579
2Napoli34227572294373
3Roma331811470363465
4Inter Milan33187844301461
5Fiorentina33178854361859
6AC Milan33141094335852
7Sassuolo33121294138348
8Lazio33139114442248
9Chievo33129123840-245
10Torino33119134244-242
11Genoa33117153841-340
12Empoli33109143645-939
13Atalanta33910143441-737
14Bologna34107173144-1337
15Sampdoria3399154650-436
16Udinese3398162948-1935
17Carpi33710163351-1831
18Frosinone3386193161-3030
19Palermo3377192961-3228
20Hellas Verona33313172856-2822
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