Napoli conquer Roma in thriller
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.
Baldissoni: 'Roma must get second'
Roma director Mauro Baldissoni notes the importance of beating Napoli to second place and shrugs off Luciano Spalletti’s contract situation.
Nainggolan: 'Roma and Napoli dangerous'
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.
Roma and Napoli line-up doubts
Arkadiusz Milik is expected to start for Napoli in this afternoon’s showdown with Roma, though there are some doubts for both Coaches.
Over 1,000 Roma ultras at training
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.
Perotti: 'Roma must relish pressure'
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.
Marino: 'Sarri will quit Napoli over ADL'
Former Napoli director Pierpaolo Marino expects Maurizio Sarri to leave because of President Aurelio De Laurentiis. “Those wounds remain.”
Cannavaro: 'I called Mertens to China'
Tianjin Quanjian Coach Fabio Cannavaro admits he tried to sign Dries Mertens from Napoli and Everton’s Romelu Lukaku, but rejected Marouane Fellaini.
Nainggolan in Roma squad
Radja Nainggolan is included in the Roma squad for tomorrow afternoon’s Napoli match, despite concerns over his fitness.
Pjanic: ‘Never touched Albiol’
Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic insists “I never touched Raul Albiol” after the controversial Napoli game.
Quagliarella sr: ‘Juventus only option’
Fabio Quagliarella’s father confirms the striker would return to Napoli, and explains Juventus were his only choice when leaving.
Spalletti responds to Rudiger, Lucho
Luciano Spalletti says people should “attack” racists and that he has yet to speak to Roma about what the future holds.
Allan back for Napoli
Allan is back in Napoli’s squad for Saturday’s trip to Serie A rivals Roma, but Lorenzo Tonelli remains absent.
Spalletti: Roma not tired
Luciano Spalletti insists Roma are not suffering from burnout ahead of Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash with Napoli in Serie A.
Prandelli: Napoli play best football
Cesare Prandelli says Napoli “probably play the best football in Europe” but are being held back by an inability to “handle” the rigours of a season.
Milik due for Napoli start
Reports suggest that striker Arkadiusz Milik could command a place in the Napoli starting lineup against Roma on Saturday.
Napoli ask Ajax for Klaassen
Napoli are reportedly planning another attempted summer swoop for Ajax midfielder Davy Klaassen.
Capello: 'Napoli can beat Real Madrid'
Fabio Capello believes Napoli can still overturn their 3-1 first leg Champions League defeat to Real Madrid. “They must be aggressive.”
Allan and Nainggolan ready to go
Allan and Radja Nainggolan appear to have shaken off injuries ahead of Saturday’s Roma-Napoli showdown.
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