NAPOLI NEWS

Reports suggest that any truce found between Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri and President Aurelio De Laurentiis is ‘just a facade’.
Mauro Icardi still believes Inter can finish in the Champions League spots after their 5-1 demolition of Cagliari. “We’ve got to win them all.”
Pepe Reina’s father trusts Napoli are ready to cause a Champions League upset against Real Madrid on Tuesday.
Gonzalo Higuain warns Juventus that their trip to Udinese is “one more victory that will take us closer to the Scudetto.”
Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir will officiate the Champions League showdown between Napoli and Real Madrid on Tuesday.
Join us for all the build-up and action from today’s three Serie A games, starting with Roma-Napoli showdown for second place, Zdenek Zeman’s Pescara at Sampdoria and Milan-Chievo.
Roma director of sport Ricky Massara urged his side to focus on securing second place after the 2-1 home defeat to Napoli.
Diego Perotti said Roma have “no excuses” after their 2-1 home defeat to Napoli, but points out the Kevin Strootman goal could be decisive.
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.
Luciano Spalletti insists Roma’s 2-1 home defeat to Napoli cannot be put down to fatigue, though he regrets a poor first half performance.
Dries Mertens bagged a brace as Napoli got themselves back in the race for second with a 2-1 win away to Roma, but only thanks to a Pepe Reina stoppage-time miracle.
Roma director Mauro Baldissoni notes the importance of beating Napoli to second place and shrugs off Luciano Spalletti’s contract situation.
Radja Nainggolan warns both Roma and Napoli are very dangerous in attack ahead of today’s showdown for second place.
Roma and Napoli go head-to-head for second place with a change of system to 4-2-3-1 against Dries Mertens and Marko Rog.
Arkadiusz Milik is expected to start for Napoli in this afternoon’s showdown with Roma, though there are some doubts for both Coaches.
Roma ultras continue to boycott the Stadio Olimpico, so 1,000 of them cheered on the team ahead of the Napoli game at their training ground.
Diego Perotti warned Roma must use pressure “to motivate, not strike fear” as they welcome Napoli today, revealed his pranks and why goals don’t come easy.
Former Napoli director Pierpaolo Marino expects Maurizio Sarri to leave because of President Aurelio De Laurentiis. “Those wounds remain.”
Tianjin Quanjian Coach Fabio Cannavaro admits he tried to sign Dries Mertens from Napoli and Everton’s Romelu Lukaku, but rejected Marouane Fellaini.
Radja Nainggolan is included in the Roma squad for tomorrow afternoon’s Napoli match, despite concerns over his fitness.