Max Allegri said Juventus had “no shame” in being more defensive during their 1-1 draw away to Napoli and the Coppa Italia semi-final is “more important.”
Marek Hamsik felt Napoli “deserved more than a point, but it should be an honour for us to see Juventus defending like that.”
Marek Hamsik’s curler cancelled out an early Sami Khedira strike, as Napoli held Juventus on Gonzalo Higuain’s first return to the San Paolo.
Juventus director Beppe Marotta is confident Gonzalo Higuain “won’t have a problem playing in such a hostile environment” as Napoli.
Kalidou Koulibaly wants Napoli to ignore Gonzalo Higuain, but realises how important beating Juventus is “for us and for the city.”
Juventus captain Gigi Buffon feels Napoli “play some of the best football” in Europe and not just in Serie A.
Marek Hamsik smiled when he said “it won’t be easy” for Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain as Napoli fans whistle and jeer his every move.
Kwadwo Asamoah said Juventus teammate Gonzalo Higuain “seems fine” as he returns to the Stadio San Paolo against old club Napoli.
Gonzalo Higuain returns to Napoli with Mario Mandzukic and Miralem Pjanic, but Rafael stands in for injured Pepe Reina against Juventus.
Join us for all the build-up and action from tonight’s showdown between Napoli and Juventus, as Gonzalo Higuain returns to the San Paolo.
Pepe Reina is almost certain to miss tonight’s showdown between Napoli and Juventus, so Rafael should go in goal.
Join us for all the build-up and action from today’s seven Serie A games, including Torino-Udinese, Pescara-Milan, Fiorentina-Bologna and the epic grudge match Napoli-Juventus.
Mario Mandzukic is expected to start for Juventus this evening, but not Paulo Dybala, while Napoli anxiously await Pepe Reina news.
There are still massive doubts as to the Napoli and Juventus line-ups, as Pepe Reina needs a fitness test and Mario Lemina could start in a new role.
Luciano Spalletti reiterated that if he doesn’t win, it is right to leave Roma because “evidently I haven’t done the right work with their potential.”
Edin Dzeko’s brace defeated Empoli tonight, now he hopes Roma can put pressure on Napoli and Juventus, then reach the Coppa Italia Final.
Edin Dzeko bagged a brace to give Roma a relatively comfortable 2-0 win, but Empoli were denied a penalty in the opening minutes.
Pepe Reina’s fitness is a huge concern for Napoli ahead of Juventus, as again today he did not take part in the full training session.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic wants Lazio to focus on Sassuolo and not get distracted by the Coppa Italia semi-final against Roma.
Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic are in the Juventus squad travelling to Napoli, but it remains to be seen if either can play.