Dries Mertens Scores 4 As Napoli Takes All 3 Points Against Torino.
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Napoli defeated Torino 5-3 at the Stadio San Paolo on Sunday, with Dries Mertens scoring four out of five goals.
The Belgian secured his first half hat-trick within nine minutes of first hitting the back of the net, prior to Vlad Chiriches scoring from close range and Mertens chipping Joe Hart to score his fourth in the second half.
The visitors did attempt to mount a comeback, however, with Andrea Belotti, Luca Rossettini and Iago Falque all netting second half goals.
The last player to slot a hat-trick in consecutive Serie A matches was Juventus forward Pietro Anastasi in May 1974, with Mertens’ own ensuring Maurizio Sarri’s men return to the top ahead of Lazio on goal difference.