Thursday March 14 2019
Giuntoli: 'Napoli, beware Lazio precedent'

Napoli director Cristiano Giuntoli warned a 3-0 first leg lead is not enough against RB Salzburg. “We saw what happened to Lazio last season.”

The Europa League Round of 16 kicks off in Salzburg at 17.55 GMT, follow the build-up and action as it happens on the LIVEBLOG.

“The President has shown me great respect and appreciation, I wanted to stay too, so we did a deal,” Giuntoli told Sky Sport Italia of his new contract.

The Partenopei won the first leg 3-0, but created several dangerous situations in the closing minutes of the game.

“Unlike what it might seem, this is a very difficult and complicated match. Lazio showed us last season when they won the first leg, then were doing well here only to concede three goals in the final 20 minutes.

“It’s an imposing atmosphere and a team that never gives up, so we also saw in the first leg at the San Paolo that they are particularly dangerous in the final stages.”

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