Napoli capitulate in Bologna
Mattia Destro bagged a brace as Bologna earned a shock 3-2 victory, ending Napoli’s brief time at the top and their 18-match unbeaten run.
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Napoli need a win to recapture top spot from Inter and are taking no chances, while Mattia Destro is back for Bologna.
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Napoli legend Careca believes Gonzalo Higuain is the key to winning the Scudetto and Jorginho earns admirers in Brazil.
Zanetti: 'Inter turning point'
Inter director Javier Zanetti believes the Napoli defeat was a positive “turning point” and Mauro Icardi should be dropped against Genoa.
Mertens back in Bologna
Dries Mertens is back in the Napoli squad, but Manolo Gabbiadini won’t face Bologna.
Sarri: 'Higuain for Ballon d'Or'
Maurizio Sarri said leadership “changes nothing” for Napoli and “if Gonzalo Higuain doesn’t win the Ballon d’Or it’ll be all his fault.”
Donadoni: 'Napoli threat well known'
Roberto Donadoni assures Bologna “know the threat we’ll be facing” against Serie A leaders Napoli and snipes at Maurizio Sarri critics.
Ventura: 'I live for stress!'
Torino Coach Giampiero Ventura reveals he “finds adrenaline nutritious” and has an unexpected past as a Latin Lover.
Lippi: 'Higuain crucial as Ronaldo'
Marcello Lippi claims Gonzalo Higuain “is as important to Napoli as Leo Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.”
Coppa Italia: Fifth Round schedule
The dates and times of the Coppa Italia Fifth Round ties have been announced, including Juventus-Torino, Sampdoria-Milan and Napoli-Verona.
Mancini: ‘Inter not Scudetto favourites’
Inter Coach Roberto Mancini admits “we aren’t the best-equipped team” to win the Scudetto.
Mancini: ‘No problem with Icardi’
Inter Coach Roberto Mancini insists there’s no problem with Mauro Icardi - “he’ll score the goals which will help us”.
Insigne: ‘Napoli must stay calm’
Lorenzo Insigne warns Napoli “have to keep our feet on the ground” despite their position at the top of Serie A.
‘No Gabbiadini-Fiorentina talks’
The agent of Napoli forward Manolo Gabbiadini says he has “absolutely not talked” to Fiorentina.
Sacchi: ‘Scudetto difficult for Napoli’
Arrigo Sacchi says it will take “something extraordinary” for Napoli to win the Scudetto, as they lack a “winning mentality”.
Osti: ‘No Soriano offers’
Sampdoria sporting director Carlo Osti admits they’ll “evaluate” offers for Roberto Soriano but “right now there’s nothing”.
Coppa Italia round-up
Palermo and Sassuolo both went out to lower-League opposition, in the Fourth Round of the Coppa Italia.
Ljajic: ‘Napoli a motivating factor’
Adem Ljajic believes Inter’s defeat to Napoli can “paradoxically be an advantage”, as it will provide motivation.
Zanetti: ‘Inter must fight to the end’
Vice-President Javier Zanetti tells Inter to “fight to the end” and “we’ll see what the table says at the end of the season”.
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