‘Higuain isn’t lazy’
Napoli’s former fitness coach insists Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain “is not lazy” but “falls back on his talent” too much.
Spal: ‘Napoli? Keep the score down…’
Spal President Walter Mattioli has low expectations for the Napoli game - “I hope my lads do their best and don’t concede too many”.
Serie A attendances up
Week 5 saw an average of 23,000 fans at Serie A fixtures, as attendances continue to rise.
Lazio fined for Napoli chants
Lazio have been fined €10,000 for anti-Neapolitan chanting, with Roma getting the same punishment for throwing flares.
Serie A Team of Week 5
With Napoli and Juve standing alone at the top of Serie A Dave Taylor selects his best XI from Week 5’s action.
Koulibaly: ‘Scudetto better than CL’
Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly would prefer the Scudetto to the Champions League but “it’s too early to talk about it”.
Week 6: Giacomelli for Turin derby
The referees for Serie A Week 6 have been announced, with Piero Giacomelli assigned the Derby della Mole between Juventus and Torino on Saturday.
Serie A trio on Cavani red alert?
Napoli, Juventus and Inter are all reportedly ready to launch a transfer tug-of-war for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani in January.
Jorginho: Moving ball quickly key
Jorginho believes Napoli’s brand of “simple” football and their ability to “move the ball quickly” makes it “easy” for them to score.
Lulic: Result was misleading
Senad Lulic insists Lazio’s 4-1 defeat to Napoli on Wednesday was “misleading” as “it would’ve been different if we played the whole game with our starters.”
Napoli: Srna fails drug test?
Shakhtar Donetsk captain and Napoli rival Darijo Srna has reportedly failed a drug test.
Mertens: 'I thought go for it!'
Dries Mertens described what he was thinking as he scored a positively ridiculous goal for Napoli to beat Lazio. “I said to myself: go for it!”
Inzaghi rues Lazio injuries
Simone Inzaghi believes Lazio would not have lost 4-1 to Napoli without the costly defensive injuries and “we’ll have trouble going forward too.”
Sarri: 'Mertens is world class'
Maurizio Sarri wants Dries Mertens to be “an animal starving for goals” after Napoli fought back to beat unlucky Lazio 4-1.
Allegri: 'Important Juve victory'
Massimiliano Allegri focused on the “important victory and clean sheet” after Juventus beat Fiorentina, but sees an open Scudetto race.
Napoli turnaround sinks Lazio
Stefan de Vrij had given Lazio the lead, but injuries took their toll and Napoli turned it around to win 4-1, including an incredible Dries Mertens strike.
Liveblog: Serie A Midweek Madness
Join us for all the build-up and action from today’s nine Serie A games, including Benevento-Roma, Lazio-Napoli, Juventus-Fiorentina and Milan-SPAL.
Koulibaly: 'Stop Immobile scoring'
Kalidou Koulibaly said he will “do everything I can do stop Ciro Immobile scoring” as Lazio host Napoli.
Ciro Immobile and Dries Mertens go head-to-head in a Capocannoniere clash, as Lazio and Napoli should guarantee entertainment.
Juan Jesus: 'Roma respect Benevento'
Juan Jesus warns Roma “underestimating Benevento would be a grave mistake” just because they lost 6-0 to Napoli.
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