NAPOLI NEWS

Francesco Guidolin was sent off for dissent and, unlike President Giampaolo Pozzo, did not criticise the referee in Udinese’s 2-2 with Napoli.
Walter Mazzarri believes Napoli “deserved the victory” rather than a scraped point in their four-goal Udinese thriller.
Udinese President Giampaolo Pozzo blasted the “pathetic” referee for ruining their 2-2 draw with Napoli.
Edinson Cavani celebrated his late brace to earn Napoli a point in Udine, but admits “it was our fault the game was going badly.”
Edinson Cavani had a penalty saved, but scored twice in four minutes to give Napoli a thrilling 2-2 draw against 10-man Udinese.
Udinese and Napoli go head-to-head for Europe this evening, as Antonio Di Natale takes on Edinson Cavani.
Vincenzo Montella’s Catania are in the race for Europe after beating Lazio, but he insists reports of a job lined up with Inter or Napoli are “fantasy football.”
Francesco Guidolin has no doubts Udinese-Napoli is a battle for Champions League qualification. “They are the third force in this tournament.”
Napoli have their showdown with Udinese on Sunday, but cannot count on Ezequiel Lavezzi or Christian Maggio.
Antonio Di Natale’s Udinese take on hometown club Napoli for third place tomorrow and he looks back at their Europa League exit.
Walter Mazzarri insists the showdown with Udinese “will not be decisive” for Napoli’s Champions League qualifying hopes.
Napoli are reportedly planning a triple summer swoop for Udinese stars Mauricio Isla, Mehdi Benatia and Kwadwo Asamoah.
Whilst Milan and Juventus face interesting challenges in Week 28, the mouth-watering clash is between European-chasing Udinese and Napoli.
Ezequiel Lavezzi concedes the Champions League exit to Chelsea is “difficult to swallow, but we must be proud” of what Napoli achieved.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has targeted an immediate return to the Champions League after the Partenopei’s elimination on Wednesday.
Walter Mazzarri felt Christian Maggio’s injury was the turning point and Napoli “lacked experience, but our Champions League campaign was fantastic.”
Roberto Di Matteo hailed Chelsea’s turnaround and was impressed by Napoli too after reaching the Champions League quarter-finals.
Paolo Cannavaro admits “it hurts to lose like this, but we leave the Champions League with our heads held very high.”
Napoli put up a spirited display at Stamford Bridge, but capitulated in extra time to go out against Chelsea 5-4 on aggregate.
Napoli have their Three Tenors to make history at Stamford Bridge against Roberto Di Matteo’s Chelsea.