Sarri: ‘Mertens not in doubt’
Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri assures Dries Mertens “is not in doubt” for the Champions League game with Nice.
Koulibaly: ‘Balotelli is a great player’
Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly says “we know Mario Balotelli is a great player, but we have to think about ourselves”.
Mertens travels to Nice, but…
Napoli have named Dries Mertens in their squad to face Nice on Tuesday, but the attacker remains a doubt.
Marotta: My message for Cardiff…
Beppe Marotta says Juventus “are even more determined” to win the Champions League as the club must “only win or learn”, not lose.
Skomina ref for Nice-Napoli
Slovenian Davor Skomina has been assigned to officiate Napoli’s Champions League play-off with Nice.
Injury concerns for Napoli
Napoli have injury concerns for Dries Mertens and above all Vlad Chiriches after their 3-1 victory over Hellas Verona.
Allegri questions Juve disappointment
Max Allegri is “bitter to see this disappointment” from Juventus fans over their Champions League Final defeat. “We start the season on level terms.”
Dybala: ‘Juventus like Barcelona’
Paulo Dybala calls Juventus “a great club” and admits the Champions League final defeat was “a nightmare”.
Five crucial fixtures for… Napoli
Ahead of this weekend’s Serie A kick-off, Football Italia looks at the crucial fixtures for each of the top sides, and today it’s the turn of Maurizio Sarri’s Napoli.
Favre: 'Nice still have hope'
Lucien Favre explained why Nice changed tactics to take on Napoli and insists a 2-0 first leg defeat “still gives us hope” for the Champions League.
Jorginho: 'I felt confident'
Jorginho reveals Dries Mertens left him the penalty as Napoli beat Nice 2-0 in the Champions League play-off. “I felt confident.”
Albiol: 'If Napoli don't concede...'
Raul Albiol was pleased with Napoli’s victory over Nice, as “if we concede fewer goals than last season, we can aim higher in Serie A and Europe.”
Sarri: 'Napoli lack sharpness'
Maurizio Sarri felt Napoli “did the best we could at this stage of the season and are lacking sharpness” after beating Nice 2-0.
Mertens: '2-0 not enough'
Dries Mertens warns a 2-0 win over nine-man Nice “isn’t bad, but considering the game, it was too little to show” for Napoli.
CL: Napoli beat nine-man Nice
Dries Mertens and a Jorginho penalty gave Napoli the 2-0 victory over nine-man Nice, but they’ll regret many missed chances in the Champions League play-off.
Napoli look to Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne and Jose Callejon for their Champions League play-off with Nice, who start Alassane Plea in attack.
Liveblog: Napoli v Nice
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from Napoli’s Champions League play-off with Nice at the Stadio San Paolo.
Boghossian on Nice weak spots
Former Napoli midfielder Alain Boghossian has given them the low-down on tonight’s Champions League opponents Nice. “Dante is really slow.”
Nice scouting report
As Napoli prepare to face Nice in the first leg of their Champions League play-off, Football Italia takes a look at what to expect from the French side.
Plea: 'Privilege to play Napoli'
Nice striker Alassane Plea takes control in Mario Balotelli’s absence and admits “it’s a privilege to play Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo.”
Favre: 'Nice might change for Napoli'
Nice Coach Lucien Favre admits he could add an extra midfielder for tomorrow’s Champions League showdown with Napoli. “They have few weaknesses.”
Insigne: ‘Nice are dangerous’
Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne warns “the first leg is always crucial” ahead of tomorrow’s game with Nice.
Sarri: 'Napoli worthy of Champions'
Maurizio Sarri warns Napoli “represent a city that is worthy of a place in the Champions League and it’s what we want” in the play-off with Nice.
‘Juventus thought they were favourites’
Real Madrid full-back Dani Carvajal says Juventus “assumed the role of favourites” ahead of the Champions League final “and that’s what killed them”.
Buffon on UEFA Player of the Year shortlist
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been nominated for the UEFA Men's Player of the Year Award, alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Napoli draw 55,000 for Nice
Around 55,000 fans are expected at the Stadio San Paolo for Napoli’s match with Nice tomorrow.
Allan or Zielinski for Napoli?
Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri is said to be weighing-up whether to start Allan or Piotr Zielinski against Nice.
Bonucci: ‘Expected more skepticism’
New Milan signing Leonardo Bonucci admits “I thought there would be a bit more skepticism” after his move from Juventus.
Five crucial fixtures for… Juventus
Ahead of this weekend’s Serie A kick-off, Football Italia looks at the crucial fixtures for the top sides, starting with champions Juventus.
Ref named for Napoli-Nice
Pole Szymon Marciniak will be the referee for Napoli’s Champions League playoff first leg against Nice on Wednesday.
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