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  • Serie A: Roma back to second, Napoli thrash sorry Milan Yesterday

    Milan: Alessandro Florenzi ran more than half the length of the field to score and cap a 2-0 win for AS Roma over Genoa which took them back into second place in Serie A on Sunday. Roma went above their bitter city rivals Lazio, who came from behind to draw...
  • Napoli lose 4-2 at Empoli as Champions League hopes fade 4 days ago

    Empoli: Napoli's recent run of form came to an end at Empoli with a 4-2 defeat in Serie A on Thursday, a severe dent to their hopes of qualifying for next year's Champions League. A fantastic finish to the first half saw Empoli go in at the break with a commanding...
  • All-Italian Europa League final still on the cards April 24, 2015

    The possibility of an all-Italian Europa League final remained alive when Napoli and Fiorentina were kept apart in Friday's semi-final draw. Fiorentina will play holders Sevilla, with the first leg in Spain, and Napoli will have home advantage first against Ukraine's Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. No Italian club have reached the final since the...
  • Rafa Benitez keeps option open over Napoli future April 23, 2015

    Rafa Benitez is still unsure of his Napoli future despite leading a revival that has boosted their flagging Champions League qualification hopes. The Spaniard was under pressure after his side slipped from third to sixth in Serie A but have won three straight in all competitions, scoring 10 go als in...
  • Europa League: Napoli thrash Wolfsburg, holders Sevilla grab win April 17, 2015

    Napoli put a foot in the Europa League semi-finals with a perfectly crafted 4-1 win at VfL Wolfsburg on Thursday as Marek Hamsik scored twice in an Italian masterclass to bring cheer to beleaguered coach Rafa Benitez. Napoli are seven points adrift of the Serie A Champions League places but their...
  • Chance to grab Champions League spot adds spice to Europa quarters April 14, 2015

    The possibility of a final between teams from Russia and Ukraine plus the chance of qualifying for the Champions League has added some spice to the Europa League which reaches the quarter-final stage on Thursday. Napoli, in particular, will be glad of the rule change introduced this season, which allows the...
  • Lazio beat Napoli 1-0 to advance to Italian Cup final April 9, 2015

    Naples: A late goal from substitute Senad Lulic gave Lazio a 1-0 victory over Napoli on Wednesday and a place in the Italian Cup final against Juventus. Lazio advanced 2-1 on aggregate and will seek their third title in the last seven years in the June 7 final at their home...
  • AS Roma beat Napoli 1-0 to end 4 months of misery at home April 4, 2015

    Rome: Roma ended their four-month winless streak at home with a 1-0 victory over Napoli in Serie A on Saturday, while Lazio kept up the pressure on their city rival with a 3-1 win at relegation-threatened Cagliari. Miralem Pjanic finished a swift counterattack for Roma in the 25th minute and goalkeeper...
  • Roma face-off Napoli amidst tight security April 4, 2015

    Security will be tight Saturday for Napoli's first visit to Roma since a fan of the southern club died following a shooting before last season's Italian Cup final. Residents of the entire Campania region that includes Naples have been barred from buying tickets for the match and 1,000 police officers have...
  • Serie A: Luca Toni double for Verona sinks Napoli March 16, 2015

    Veteran forward Luca Toni scored twice to hand modest Verona a 2-0 win over Napoli which increased the pressure on coach Rafael Benitez in Serie A on Sunday. Bottom-of-the-table Parma's troubles continued as they lost 4-1 at Sassuolo, playing the last half hour with 10 men, while Chievo eased their relegation...
  • Serie A: Lazio and Napoli looking to close in on second-placed Roma March 14, 2015

    Milan: It was not so long ago that Roma was aiming to catch Juventus at the top of the Serie A table. Now Rudi Garcia's men are looking over their shoulders as Lazio and Napoli threaten to take over second spot. Napoli missed the chance to close the gap to Roma...
  • Europa League: Higuain lifts Napoli, De Bruyne cheers Wolfsburg March 13, 2015

    Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain grabbed a treble for a 3-1 win over Dynamo Moscow while Kevin de Bruyne's double gave VfL Wolfsburg the same victory over Inter Milan in Europa League last 16, first leg ties on Thursday. Sevilla midfielder Vitolo recorded the fastest goal ever scored in the competition (13.2 seconds)...
  • Manolo Gabbiadini goal keeps Napoli-Lazio semi-final in the balance March 5, 2015

    Napoli's Manolo Gabbiadini netted a precious second-half equaliser to earn a 1-1 away draw at Lazio in the first leg of their Italian Cup semi-final on Wednesday. It was the 23-year-old's fourth goal in all competitions since joining Napoli in the January transfer window and cancelled out Miroslav Klose's first-half strike...
  • Serie A: Napoli lose 1-0 at Torino as Lazio close in on third spot March 2, 2015

    Milan: Napoli missed the chance to move level with second-placed Roma as they lost 1-0 at Torino in Serie A on Sunday, while Lazio closed in on third place with the race for the final Champions League spot gathering pace. Kamil Glik scored to boost Torino's chances of qualifying for Europe...
  • Duvan Zapata leads Napoli closer to Roma in Serie A February 24, 2015

    Milan: Duvan Zapata scored a goal of sheer brute force and determination to set Napoli on the way to a 2-0 win over Sassuolo which moved them another step closer to second-placed AS Roma in Serie A on Monday. Mauro Icardi scored his 14th league goal of the season to give...
  • Napoli lose 3-1 at Palermo, fail to close gap on Roma February 15, 2015

    Milan: Napoli missed the chance to close the gap to second-place Roma as they lost 3-1 at Palermo in Serie A on Saturday, ending a run of six successive victories. Rafa Benitez's team was hoping to cut Roma's advantage to one point, provisionally at least. Instead, they will be looking nervously...
  • Napoli beat Genoa 2-1 with controversial penalty in Serie A January 27, 2015

    Rome: Napoli moved back into third place in Serie A courtesy of a controversial penalty in a 2-1 win over visiting Genoa on Monday. In the 73rd minute at the San Paolo stadium, the referee ruled that Gonzalo Higuain was fouled following a free kick despite what appeared to be minimal...
  • Serie A turning into a repeat of last season January 24, 2015

    Milan: Juventus are steaming clear of the rest of the field, AS Roma are struggling to keep up, the two Milan clubs lurch from one crisis to another and Napoli are exasperatingly inconsistent. The current Serie A season, which enters the second half at the weekend, is turning into a carbon...
  • Napoli scrape through on penalties against Udinese January 23, 2015

    Milan: Coppa Italia holders Napoli scraped into the quarter-finals when they beat 10-man Udinese 5-4 on penalties at home after a rain-soaked 2-2 draw on Thursday. Napoli fans sensed it was going to be a long night when Dries Martens blasted a penalty against the crossbar after only four minutes of...
  • Tevez fires Juventus five points clear, Napoli go third January 19, 2015

    Juventus reached the halfway point of the Serie A season with a commanding five-point lead over Roma after thrashing Verona for the second time in four days on Sunday. Paul Pogba and Serie A leading scorer Carlos Tevez both scored in the opening seven minutes as Juve extended their lead at...
  • Napoli, Juventus in slanging match over referee January 12, 2015

    Serie A was bogged down in another refereeing controversy on Monday as Napoli and Juventus became involved in a slanging match over their match on Sunday. Juventus, 3-1 winners, reacted angrily after Napoli president Aurelio Di Laurentiis said a hairline decision which allowed Juve's second goal to stand was "either bad...
  • Serie A: Juventus beat Napoli 3-1 to move three points clear January 12, 2015

    Milan: Serie A leader Juventus won 3-1 at Napoli to move three points clear of Roma, who fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 against Lazio in the capital derby earlier on Sunday. Miguel Britos leveled for Napoli, canceling out a stunning Paul Pogba volley, but Juventus restored their...
  • Serie A: Roma look to leapfrog Juventus as they face Lazio January 10, 2015

    Milan: After months of listening to AS Roma bickering about the refereeing in the controversial match against them in September, Juventus have turned the tables following Tuesday's so-called phantom goal for their rivals. Second-placed Roma closed the gap on Serie A leaders Juventus to one point when they won 1-0 at...
  • Napoli beat Juventus on penalties to win Super Cup December 23, 2014

    Doha, Qatar: Napoli beat Juventus 6-5 on penalties to win the Italian Super Cup on Monday and deny Massimiliano Allegri a first trophy in charge of the Bianconeri. Rafael saved Simone Padoin's final penalty after Kalidou Koulibaly had converted to win the match for Napoli despite Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon saving...
  • Serie A: Ten-man Napoli salvage 1-1 draw at Sampdoria December 2, 2014

    Rome: Ten-man Napoli salvaged a 1-1 draw at Sampdoria with an injury-time equalizer Monday in a key contest for third place and Serie A's final Champions League berth. Napoli moved into third, level on points with Genoa, and one point ahead of Sampdoria in fifth. Colombian forward Duvan Zapata scored two...
  • Serie A: Gonzalo Higuain goal sets up Napoli win over Roma November 1, 2014

    Milan: Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain scored early with an acrobatic volley, his fifth goal in three league games, to set them on the way to a convincing 2-0 win over sluggish AS Roma in Serie A on Saturday. Higuain, who missed a stoppage time penalty in Wednesday's 1-1 draw at Atalanta, also...
  • Serie A: After shooting, safety concerns for Napoli-Roma match November 1, 2014

    Rome: Security will be tight when Roma meet Napoli on Saturday for the first time since clashes that led to a fan's death from a shooting before the Italian Cup final in May. Roma fans have been barred from traveling to Naples for the game but there are still concerns of...
  • Serie A: Inter Milan fight back to draw 2-2 against Napoli October 20, 2014

    Milan: Inter Milan came back twice to rescue a 2-2 draw at home to Napoli in Serie A on Sunday, while AC Milan climbed into fourth after securing a 3-1 victory at Hellas Verona thanks to a brace from Keisuke Honda. The match at San Siro sparked into life late on...
  • Sevilla sparkle as Europa League returns with goal glut September 19, 2014

    Sevilla's love affair with the Europa League was immediately rekindled as last season's champions and threetimes winners began this year's group stage with a 20 home victory over Feyenoord on Thursday. Onloan midfielder Gerard Deulofeu's setpieces proved too hot to handle for Feyenoord as two of his firsthalf free kicks were...
  • Juventus fighting injuries ahead of Udinese battle in Serie A September 12, 2014

    Rome: This weekend in Serie A, threetime defending Serie A champions Juventus have injury problems for their match against Udinese, Roma warm up for their return to the Champions League at promoted Empoli and AC Milan visit Parma. However, it's Simone Zaza who is the talk of Italy after leading the...