No sleep for Real Madrid in Naples
Around 100 Napoli fans reportedly blared car horns and banged pots and pans to keep Real Madrid’s players awake last night.
Decibel measurer at Napoli-Madrid
Napoli have announced that there will be a decibel measurer at tonight’s Real Madrid match to verify the noise of the San Paolo crowd.
Madrid skip morning training
Real Madrid will reportedly skip a morning training session, to avoid travelling through a chaotic Naples.
‘Higuain cost Napoli Champions League’
President Aurelio De Laurentiis notes Napoli missed out on the Champions League as Gonzalo Higuain “didn’t score the decisive penalty”.
Reina: ‘Napoli waited 30 years!’
Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina can’t wait to face Real Madrid - “we’ve been waiting for something like this for 30 years”.
Zidane: ‘Not worried by Napoli attack’
Real Madrid Coach Zinedine Zidane expects “a tough game” with Napoli but “we’re used to playing big teams”.
Carvajal: ‘Nice to play at San Paolo’
Dani Carvajal says it’s “definitely nice” for Real Madrid to play at Stadio San Paolo against Napoli but “football is 11 v 11”.
Hamsik: Napoli will attack
Marek Hamsik has pledged that Napoli will “go out and attack” Real Madrid in Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 second leg.
Sarri: Pressure all on Madrid
Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri believes “the pressure’s all on Real Madrid” ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 clash at the San Paolo.
Braida: Barca rooting for Napoli!
Barcelona sporting director Ariedo Braida admits his side 'will be cheering for Napoli' against Real Madrid on Tuesday evening.
Real announce squad for Napoli
Real Madrid have announced their squad to face Napoli in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.
ADL-Sarri truce 'a facade'
Reports suggest that any truce found between Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri and President Aurelio De Laurentiis is ‘just a facade’.
Verratti: 'I want to stay at PSG'
Marco Verratti insists he “wants to stay and my dream is to win the Champions League here with Paris Saint-Germain.”
Reina Snr: 'Napoli can beat Madrid'
Pepe Reina’s father trusts Napoli are ready to cause a Champions League upset against Real Madrid on Tuesday.
Cakir ref for Napoli-Real Madrid
Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir will officiate the Champions League showdown between Napoli and Real Madrid on Tuesday.
Mertens relief after injury scare
Dries Mertens limped off during Napoli’s 2-1 win away to Roma, but initial reports suggest he’ll be fine to face Real Madrid.
Rummenigge: 'Bayern avoid Juventus'
Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge wants to avoid Juventus in the Champions League, then discussed the future of Kingsley Coman and Medhi Benatia.
Pjanic: ‘Juventus want it all’
Miralem Pjanic declares Juventus “want to win everything possible” as they “live to win”.
Capello: 'Napoli can beat Real Madrid'
Fabio Capello believes Napoli can still overturn their 3-1 first leg Champions League defeat to Real Madrid. “They must be aggressive.”
Sacchi: ‘Intensity to beat Madrid’
Former Milan Coach Arrigo Sacchi believes Napoli need “greater intensity” to turn around their tie with Real Madrid.
Icardi: ‘CL still possible’
Inter captain Mauro Icardi insists “I believe strongly in third place” and is “very confident” they can get there.
Roma make €53m loss
Roma have announced a €53m loss for the first half of the financial year, partly due to Champions League elimination.
Buffon: ‘Juventus must be angry’
Gianluigi Buffon warns Juventus need “competitive fury” to reach their objectives this season.
Gomez: ‘EL the real goal’
Atalanta captain Papu Gomez dismisses Champions League talk - “the Europa League is the real goal”.
Rugani: '4-2-3-1 works well for us'
Daniele Rugani believes the new 4-2-3-1 Juventus formation works well, and gives more passing options in defence.
Ancelotti: 'Italian Coaches at the vanguard'
Carlo Ancelotti will mark his 1,000th game as a Coach today and casts his eye over Bayern Munich, Claudio Ranieri and reducing Serie A to 18 teams.
Gomez: ‘Atalanta believe in Europe’
Papu Gomez declares Atalanta “believe in Europe” but if so “you have to sign eight or nine players”.
Allegri threatened to quit over Bonucci?
Max Allegri threatened to quit Juventus if Leonardo Bonucci wasn’t suspended for insulting him, claims La Repubblica newspaper.
OFFICIAL: Leicester sack Ranieri
Leicester City have sacked Claudio Ranieri just months after he won the Premier League title.
Telles: ‘Porto, I’m sorry’
Alex Telles apologises to Porto fans for his red card against Juventus - “I’ll do anything to reverse the image I gave”.
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Out of touch De Laurentiis
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