Napoli

  • Benitez demands Napoli to improve defence 14-04-2014 12:36 PM

    Rome: Napoli head coach Rafa Benitez urged his side to improve their defence following their 4-2 win over 10-man Lazio at home in Italian football league Serie A. Gonzalo Higuain scored his first Serie A hat-trick in a thriller where Lazio, though reduced to 10 three minutes after the break,...
  • Fiorentina expects Rossi and Gomez back for Italian Cup final 10-04-2014 10:50 PM

    Fiorentina forwards Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Gomez are expected to be back from injuries before the Italian Cup final on May 3, which would give both players the chance to be selected for their World Cup squads. Rossi re-injured his problematic right knee in January and Gomez hurt his left...
  • Serie A: In-form Roma retain hope of Juventus slip-up 04-04-2014 10:02 AM

    After lying dormant for weeks the Serie A title race was brought flickering back to life after Roma's impressive 4-2 win over high-flying Parma on Wednesday saw them cut Juventus' lead to eight points with seven games remaining. Rudi Garcia's side travel to struggling Cagliari on Sunday on the back...
  • Inspired Napoli hand Juventus a rare loss in Serie A 31-03-2014 08:52 AM

    Turin: Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon's heroics were not enough for Juventus as the Serie A leaders lost 2-0 at an inspired Napoli on Sunday, only their second league defeat of the season. Jose Callejon and substitute Dries Mertens, who had only been on the pitch for two minutes, handed Juventus their...
  • Juventus face Napoli, Roma visit relegation-threatened Sassuolo in Serie A 28-03-2014 10:06 AM

    Milan: League leader Juventus travel to third-place Napoli this weekend looking to maintain their charge to a third successive title. Second-place Roma visit relegation-threatened Sassuolo earlier on Sunday and will be hoping to put some pressure on the Bianconeri and cut the gap to 11 points. Here are five things...
  • Clarence Seedorf not in position to relax at Milan 27-03-2014 07:49 PM

    AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf was a relieved man after his side beat Fiorentina on Wednesday, clearly believing he had survived his first severe test and could enjoy the rest of the season. Recent experience at the turbulent club, however, suggests that the Dutchman may have been lulled into a...
  • Napoli sink Torino with last-gasp Higuain goal in Serie A 18-03-2014 08:13 AM

    Milan: Napoli survived two shots against the woodwork before Gonzalo Higuain scored a controversial last-gasp goal to give them a 1-0 win at angry Torino in Serie A on Monday. The Argentine forward got clear of Kamil Glik and fired his shot past Daniele Padelli in the 90th minute to...
  • Juventus draw with Fiorentina, Napoli lose in Europa League 14-03-2014 09:07 AM

    Beijing: Juventus drew 1-1 with Fiorentina in an Italian affair in the home leg of Europa League eighth-final, while Napolis suffered a 1-0 defeat in its visit to Porto. Although the leading striker Carlos Tevez was forced out of competition due to injury, Arturo Vidal opened the scoring just 3...
  • Napoli beat Roma to reach Italian Cup final 13-02-2014 12:44 PM

    Naples, Italy: Napoli humiliated Roma 3-0 on Wednesday to progress 5-3 on aggregate to the Italian Cup final against Fiorentina. Jose Maria Callejon headed in Cristian Maggio's cross to give Napoli the lead shortly after the half hour mark against last year's runners-up. The goal would have seen Napoli progress...
  • Gonzalo Higuain scores twice as Napoli beat AC Milan 3-1 09-02-2014 08:35 AM

    Gonzalo Higuain scored twice as Napoli came from behind to beat AC Milan 3-1 and reinforce their bid for a Champions League place after Fiorentina's earlier victory over Atalanta in Serie A on Saturday. Third-place Napoli remained three points ahead of Fiorentina, who won 2-0. "We played with high intensity...
  • Gervinho double helps Roma down Napoli in thriller 06-02-2014 07:24 AM

    Two goals from in-form Gervinho, including the winner two minutes from time, gave AS Roma a thrilling 3-2 victory in their Italian Cup semi-final first leg against Napoli at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday. Gervinho's goals helped Roma to their sixth straight win and handed Rudi Garcia's side a slender...
  • Benitez blames mistakes, not rotation, for Napoli debacle 03-02-2014 10:38 AM

    Rafael Benitez blamed individual mistakes, rather than his rotation policy, for Napoli's dismal 3-0 defeat by Atalanta in Serie A on Sunday. The Napoli coach left Slovakia forward Marek Hamsik and former Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain on the bench but it all went wrong on a gloomy afternoon in...
  • Serie A: Napoli fall to surprise 3-0 defeat at Atalanta 02-02-2014 09:48 PM

    Milan: Napoli fell to a surprise 3-0 loss at Atalanta in the Italian league on Sunday as German Denis struck twice against his former club. Napoli remained third, 12 points behind leader Juventus, who host Inter Milan in the derby d'Italia later. Rafa Benitez's team is six points behind second-placed...
  • Napoli sign Brazilian defender Henrique 29-01-2014 10:33 AM

    Rio de Janeiro: Napoli have signed Brazilian defender Henrique from Palmeiras for four million euros, media reports said. The Italian club agreed to the deal on Tuesday after an initial loan proposal was rejected by the Brazilian club, Xinhua quoted Estado de S.Paulo as saying. Henrique already has experience in...
  • Napoli held to 1-1 at Cagliari in Serie A 05-01-2014 09:11 AM

    Milan: Napoli missed a chance to move provisionally level with second-placed Roma as they were held to 1-1 at Cagliari in Serie A on Saturday. Earlier, Udinese picked up a valuable 2-1 win at fellow struggler Livorno in the final round of Italian league fixtures before the winter break. Napoli...
  • Napoli eye Brazilian midfielder Edenilson 20-12-2013 02:12 PM

    Rio de Janeiro: Corinthians midfielder Edenilson is being pursued by Italian Serie A club Napoli. The Brazilian outfit has been offered 3.5 million euros for the 24-year-old, who impressed during the Campeonato Brasileiro this season. "Napoli have made a good offer," Edenilson's agent Roberto Andrade said Thursday. "It would be...
  • Napoli midfielder Inler eyes Serie A title 19-12-2013 01:28 PM

    Rome: Napoli midfielder Gokhan Inler feels his team is capable of winning the Serie A title this season even though they are eight points adrift of leaders Juventus. Napoli showed great form in their 4-2 win over Inter Milan Sunday, and Inler on Wednesday said the team had regained the...
  • Arsenal advance despite 2-0 loss at Napoli in Champions League 12-12-2013 03:21 AM

    Italy: Ten-man Arsenal advanced to the Champions League knockout phase for the 14th consecutive year despite a 2-0 loss on Wednesday at Napoli, who were eliminated from the competition. Gonzalo Higuain scored in the 73rd minute but the San Paolo stadium was soon silenced when word arrived that Borussia Dortmund...
  • Champions League set for some much-needed drama 09-12-2013 11:10 AM

    The Champions League is set for some much-needed drama this week with the conclusion of a group stage which has been all too predictable and produced an embarrassing procession of one-sided matches. Eight places in the round of 16 are still up for grabs, with much of the attention focussed...
  • Fiorentina beat 10-man Verona 4-3 in Serie A 03-12-2013 08:25 AM

    Milan: Fiorentina beat 10-man Hellas Verona 4-3 in an eventful Italian league game on Monday to boost their hopes of qualifying for next season's Champions League, while Napoli won 3-2 at Lazio to stay in touch with Juventus and Roma. Four of the goals came in the opening 15 minutes...
  • Champions League: Dortmund still in contention after Napoli win 27-11-2013 08:52 AM

    Dortmund: Last season's Champions League runners-up Borussia Dortmund beat Napoli 3-1 with a stellar offensive performance on Tuesday to earn a lifeline and stay in the hunt for a knockout stage spot. Germany international Marco Reus converted a 10th minute penalty and Jakub Blaszczykowski added another goal on the hour...
  • Italian trio face difficult Champions League week 25-11-2013 11:52 AM

    Milan: The hopes of Italy's three Champions League teams are all on a knife-edge and this week's games will go a long way to deciding which, if any, of Juventus, AC Milan and Napoli reach the last 16. Their fortunes are so delicately poised that Serie A could easily end...
  • Champions League: Napoli's Hamsik out of Dortmund game 25-11-2013 11:47 AM

    Rome: Napoli's attacking midfielder Marek Hamsik has been ruled out of Tuesday's Champions League football match against German Bundeliga club Borussia Dortmund in Dortmund. Napoli released a statement on Sunday confirming that the Slovakian international's condition will be evaluated over the next few days, reports Xinhua. Hamsik played for only...
  • Serie A: Napoli look to close the gap on Juventus, Roma 22-11-2013 11:32 AM

    Milan: Juventus will be looking to provisionally take over the lead in Serie A when it visit Livorno on Sunday, while Roma host Cagliari. Juventus beat third-place Napoli before the international break to cut Roma's advantage to one point, following a second successive draw for the capital club. Napoli host...
  • Juventus thrash Napoli 3-0 to close gap on top in Serie A 11-11-2013 08:31 AM

    Milan: Juventus beat Napoli 3-0 to take advantage of another slip up by Roma and close the gap on the Serie A leader to one point on Sunday. Earlier, Roma was held to a 1-1 draw at home by lowly Sassuolo after conceding a last-minute equalizer, while AC Milan's struggles...
  • Juventus, Napoli look to put pressure on leaders Roma 08-11-2013 11:03 PM

    Rome: Juventus and Napoli have been keeping pace just behind Serie A leader Roma and the two clubs meet Sunday night in Turin after Roma host promoted Sassuolo earlier that day. Roma dropped their first points of the season last weekend but are still three points clear of two-time defending...
  • Entertaining tie on cards as Arsenal face Dortmund in group of death 05-11-2013 05:32 PM

    Germany: Borussia Dortmund lead Group F on goal difference and can increase their lead against Arsenal in Group F of the Champions League. Marseille visit Napoli hoping to earn their first points. Here are 5 things to know about Wednesday's matches: HOME ADVANTAGE Borussia Dortmund are seeking their eighth straight...
  • AC Milan slip to 10th, Juventus win in Serie A 03-11-2013 08:17 AM

    Milan: A late goal by Paul Pogba steered Juventus to a 1-0 win at Parma in Antonio Conte's 100th match as coach on Saturday, while Napoli also kept the pressure on Serie A leader Roma with a 2-1 win at home to Catania. There was more misery for AC Milan...
  • Napoli and Juventus win to keep pressure on Roma 31-10-2013 08:38 AM

    Milan: Victories for Napoli and Juventus kept the pressure on Serie A leaders Roma on Wednesday, while Kaka scored his first goal since returning to AC Milan in a 1-1 draw against Lazio. Jose Maria Callejon and Dries Mertens scored to help Napoli to a controversial 2-1 win at Fiorentina....
  • Napoli beat 10-man Torino 2-0 in Serie A 27-10-2013 07:19 PM

    Milan: Gonzalo Higuain converted two controversial penalties to help Napoli beat 10-man Torino 2-0 and consolidate second spot in Serie A on Sunday. Napoli took the lead in the 14th minute when Nicola Bellomo was adjudged to have tripped Dries Mertens and Higuain blasted the resulting penalty under the bar....