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  • Serie A: Inter Milan fight back to draw 2-2 against Napoli Yesterday

    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...
  • Champions League: Athletic Bilbao oust shambolic Napoli, Arsenal qualify again August 28, 2014

    Athletic Bilbao took advantage of shambolic defending to beat Napoli 31 on Wednesday and reach the Champions League group stage for the first time in 16 years, leaving the Italians counting the cost of their premature exit. Arsenal qualified for a 17th successive season with a nervy 10 win at home...
  • Changes in Serie A after Allegri replaces Antonio Conte August 26, 2014

    Milan: There are plenty of changes in Serie A this season after a difficult and tumultuous period for Italian football. The pain in Italy began with the Italian Cup final in May, which was overshadowed by the shooting and later death of Napoli fan Ciro Esposito. It was hoped a good World...
  • Juventus to visit Chievo in Serie A opening round July 29, 2014

    Milan: Serie A champion Juventus will kick off their bid for a fourth straight title at Chievo Verona, while last season's runnerup Roma hosts Fiorentina on the opening day. The 201415 fixtures were announced on Monday and see new Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri return to San Siro to face former...
  • Chaos reigns before Juventus celebrate league win at Roma May 8, 2014

    Juventus's clash with AS Roma was set to be Sunday night's Serie A showcase but neither club knows what time the match will start as the fallout from Saturday's Italian Cup final chaos continues. Antonio Conte's Juventus travel to the Italian capital flush with the success from their third straight league...
  • Napoli clinch Champions League playoff spot May 7, 2014

    Napoli clinched a thirdplace finish in Serie A and a Champions League qualifying spot after they beat Cagliari 30 and rivals Fiorentina lost 43 at home to Sassuolo on Tuesday. Teenage forward Domenico Berardi scored a 20minute hattrick in the first half to guide Serie A debutants Sassuolo to a win...
  • Napoli win fifth Italian Cup on violent Rome night May 4, 2014

    Rome: Napoli beat Fiorentina 31 to win their fifth Italian Cup on Saturday in a match that kicked off 45 minutes late after three fans were shot, one critically, in an incident near Rome's Olympic Stadium. A first half brace from Italy international Lorenzo Insigne and a late strike from Dries...
  • Serie A: Napoli held to entertaining 00 draw at Inter April 27, 2014

    Napoli failed to mathematically secure third spot in Serie A as they were held to an entertaining 00 draw at Inter Milan on Saturday. Ealier, Fiorentina crushed relegationthreatened Bologna 30 to keep alive their faint hopes of snatching the final Champions League berth from Napoli. Fiorentina moved to eight points behind...
  • Benitez demands Napoli to improve defence April 14, 2014

    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, threatened...
  • Fiorentina expects Rossi and Gomez back for Italian Cup final April 10, 2014

    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 knee...
  • Serie A: In-form Roma retain hope of Juventus slip-up April 4, 2014

    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 of...
  • Inspired Napoli hand Juventus a rare loss in Serie A March 31, 2014

    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 first...
  • Juventus face Napoli, Roma visit relegation-threatened Sassuolo in Serie A March 28, 2014

    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 to...
  • Clarence Seedorf not in position to relax at Milan March 27, 2014

    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 March 18, 2014

    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 give...
  • Juventus draw with Fiorentina, Napoli lose in Europa League March 14, 2014

    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 minutes...
  • Napoli beat Roma to reach Italian Cup final February 13, 2014

    Naples, Italy: Napoli humiliated Roma 30 on Wednesday to progress 53 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 runnersup. The goal would have seen Napoli progress...
  • Gonzalo Higuain scores twice as Napoli beat AC Milan 31 February 9, 2014

    Gonzalo Higuain scored twice as Napoli came from behind to beat AC Milan 31 and reinforce their bid for a Champions League place after Fiorentina's earlier victory over Atalanta in Serie A on Saturday. Thirdplace Napoli remained three points ahead of Fiorentina, who won 20. "We played with high intensity and skill,...
  • Gervinho double helps Roma down Napoli in thriller February 6, 2014

    Two goals from inform Gervinho, including the winner two minutes from time, gave AS Roma a thrilling 32 victory in their Italian Cup semifinal 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 February 3, 2014

    Rafael Benitez blamed individual mistakes, rather than his rotation policy, for Napoli's dismal 30 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 Bergamo. After...
  • Serie A: Napoli fall to surprise 30 defeat at Atalanta February 2, 2014

    Milan: Napoli fell to a surprise 30 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 secondplaced Roma,...
  • Napoli sign Brazilian defender Henrique January 29, 2014

    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 Europe, having...
  • Napoli held to 11 at Cagliari in Serie A January 5, 2014

    Milan: Napoli missed a chance to move provisionally level with secondplaced Roma as they were held to 11 at Cagliari in Serie A on Saturday. Earlier, Udinese picked up a valuable 21 win at fellow struggler Livorno in the final round of Italian league fixtures before the winter break. Napoli remain...
  • Napoli eye Brazilian midfielder Edenilson December 20, 2013

    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 24yearold, who impressed during the Campeonato Brasileiro this season. "Napoli have made a good offer," Edenilson's agent Roberto Andrade said Thursday. "It would be a wonderful opportunity...
  • Napoli midfielder Inler eyes Serie A title December 19, 2013

    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 42 win over Inter Milan Sunday, and Inler on Wednesday said the team had regained the momentum...
  • Arsenal advance despite 20 loss at Napoli in Champions League December 12, 2013

    Italy: Tenman Arsenal advanced to the Champions League knockout phase for the 14th consecutive year despite a 20 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 had...
  • Champions League set for some muchneeded drama December 9, 2013

    The Champions League is set for some muchneeded drama this week with the conclusion of a group stage which has been all too predictable and produced an embarrassing procession of onesided matches. Eight places in the round of 16 are still up for grabs, with much of the attention focussed...
  • Fiorentina beat 10man Verona 43 in Serie A December 3, 2013

    Milan: Fiorentina beat 10man Hellas Verona 43 in an eventful Italian league game on Monday to boost their hopes of qualifying for next season's Champions League, while Napoli won 32 at Lazio to stay in touch with Juventus and Roma. Four of the goals came in the opening 15 minutes in...