World Cup 14
De La: 'A magical night!'
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis hailed “this magical night” and is confident they “can play without fear” away to Chelsea too.
Villas-Boas regrets errors
Andre Villas-Boas was frustrated at Chelsea’s defensive errors in Naples, but insists they can “turn this tie around” in the second leg.
Lavezzi 'expected victory'
Ezequiel Lavezzi “expected a victory” over Chelsea, but warned Napoli that “it is not over yet. We need to score at least a goal in London.”
Pocho pummels Chelsea!
Ezequiel Lavezzi bagged a brace and Edinson Cavani scored a bizarre goal, as Napoli fought back to crush Chelsea 3-1 in the Champions League.
Klose misses Madrid trip
Lazio have left Miroslav Klose out of their already-decimated squad to face Atletico Madrid in the Europa League.
Napoli’s Three Tenors take on Chelsea tonight in the Champions League, who start with Didier Drogba.
Bologna bring down Fiorentina
Bologna pushed past Fiorentina 2-0 with Alessandro Diamanti and a spectacular Gaston Ramirez backheel flick, but Ruben Olivera saw red.
Ranieri feeds on Inter adrenaline
Claudio Ranieri urged Inter to “turn the tide” in their Champions League trip to Olympique Marseille, relying on “the adrenaline of the big occasion.”
Fiorentina have Amauri, Stevan Jovetic and Ruben Olivera against Marco Di Vaio and Alessandro Diamanti’s Bologna this evening.
Deschamps expects 'real' Inter
Marseille Coach Didier Deschamps is not swayed by Inter’s crisis going into tomorrow’s Champions League clash. “Their value is beyond doubt.”
Sannino: No time for regrets
Giuseppe Sannino believes Siena cannot dwell on the heavy weekend defeat, with a crucial match with Catania to play on Wednesday.
Parma want to redeem themselves
Roberto Donadoni is already looking forward to the weekend and the opportunity for Parma to bounce back away to Genoa.
Montolivo ‘agrees’ Milan switch
Rumours continue to push want-away Fiorentina midfielder Riccardo Montolivo towards a summer Bosman switch to Milan.
Favourites tag good for Napoli
Ciro Ferrara believes Napoli’s status as favourites for their Champions League clash with Chelsea serves as an excellent example of how far they have come.
Montella eyes Siena play-off
Vincenzo Montella sees Wednesday’s clash with Siena almost as a relegation play-off, where a win would present Catania a significant advantage.
Cosmi sees Lecce hope
Serse Cosmi believes Lecce’s win over Siena last weekend could be decisive in the club’s attempts to avoid relegation this season.
Agnelli: Milan are favourites
Andrea Agnelli is another who believes that Milan are favourites for the upcoming League clash with Juventus this weekend.
Sirigu didn’t want Palermo split
Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu has accused Palermo of pushing him out of the club.
Frustalupi – Napoli’s secret weapon
Napoli will have their lucky charm on the bench for tonight’s Champions League tie against Chelsea – Nicolo Frustalupi.
Borini wants Roma future
Fabio Borini has no doubts about where he wants to be playing his football next season. “He would like to stay at Roma.”
Beretta named as Cesena boss
Bottom of the table Cesena have wasted little time in appointing Mario Beretta after parting company with Daniele Arrigoni.
Sneijder snubbed Zenit switch
Inter playmaker Wesley Sneijder has revealed that he turned down an offer to join Zenit St Petersburg last week.
Santon reveals Roma option
Roma were showing an interest in Davide Santon before the Italian Under-21 international joined Newcastle in the summer.
Zambrotta future put on hold
Gianluca Zambrotta doesn’t yet know whether he will be offered a new contract by Italian champions Milan.
No Barca clause for Enrique
Roma have dismissed speculation that a clause exists in the contract of Luis Enrique which would facilitate a potential move to Barcelona.
Motta saw end with Eto'o sale
Thiago Motta says that Inter’s decision to sell Samuel Eto’o in the summer signalled the end of an era at the club.
Cesena dismiss boss Arrigoni
Cesena are looking for their third Coach of the season after they decided to sack Daniele Arrigoni.
What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Pioli demands courageous Bologna
Stefano Pioli is keen for his Bologna players to follow up their win over Inter with an equally decisive performance at home to Fiorentina tomorrow.
'Fiorentina don’t need psychologist'
Delio Rossi believes his Fiorentina players are not mentally weak, but that they do need to work harder at playing like a team.
Forlan eager for European return
Diego Forlan is looking forward to making his Champions League debut for Inter, some six months on from signing for the club.
Perrotta extends Roma contract
Roma have announced that they have tied midfielder Simone Perrotta to a new contract, keeping him at the club for an extra year.
Sabatini: 10 out of 10 for Enrique
Roma’s Walter Sabatini says he would give Luis Enrique full marks for his work so far, as the sporting director begins to target a third place finish for the club.
'Juve important but not essential'
Massimiliano Allegri has backtracked slightly on the importance placed on Week 25’s top-of-the-table clash with Juventus. “It’s important, but not essential.”
Jankulovski forced to retire
Former Napoli, Udinese and Milan winger Marek Jankulovski has retired from football at the age of 34 due to injury.
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