Hysaj suffers knee injury
Napoli have confirmed that Elseid Hysaj has undergone tests to reveal a “distraction” of the “collateral ligament”, sustaining the injury against Cagliari.
Maran: 'Expectations too high'
Cagliari coach Rolando Maran has blamed the “high expectations” for having a “negative impact” on his side after another defeat to Napoli on Sunday.
Gattuso: 'Players need to be professional'
Napoli boss Rino Gattuso believes his players “need to be professional” and that he has no problems with Allan, despite dropping him for today's game.
Demme: 'Napoli now more of a team'
Napoli midfielder Diego Demme says they are “happy for the victory” against Cagliari, and insists they aren’t thinking of Barcelona, “we have Brescia first.”
Mertens lifts Napoli above Cagliari
Dries Mertens curled in a magnificent finish, taking him within a goal of Marek Hamsik’s record and allowing Napoli to leapfrog Cagliari.
Zielinski: 'No Allan message at Napoli'
Piotr Zielinski tried to defend Napoli teammate Allan and insisted he was not dropped to “send a message.”
Liveblog: Serie A Wk24 Sunday
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Line-ups: Cagliari v Napoli
Napoli rely on Dries Mertens, Eljif Elmas and Jose Callejon for their head-to-head with Cagliari, who miss Radja Nainggolan and start Gaston Pereiro.
Maran: 'Napoli great chance for Cagliari'
Rolando Maran is "confident this is the game where Cagliari can turn things around" against Napoli, while Gaston Pereiro could get his first start.
Gattuso: 'Allan dropped, I made mistakes'
Gennaro Gattuso confessed to mistakes he has made with Napoli, dropped Allan for “walking around during training” and made a pledge to Mexico for Hirving Lozano ahead of the trip to Cagliari.
Cagliari issue lifetime bans
Cagliari have identified and imposed lifetime bans on three supporters who were deemed guilty of shouting racist abuse during home games.
Matri weighs up his options
Alessandro Matri has reportedly declined an approach by Pescara and has been keeping fit by training with Monza whilst he weighs up his options.
FIGC to 'intensify' use of VAR
FIGC are ready to “intensify” the use of VAR and the “on-field review” to help avoid “instrumental controversies” in Serie A, and opened for a future "challenge" rule.
Pavoletti: 'Lies about knee injury brawl'
Cagliari striker Leonardo Pavoletti confirms he suffered a new devastating ACL tear while leaving a team dinner with Luca Cigarini, but “it was just bad luck, there was no brawl.”
Serie A: Cristante out against Dea
Roma midfielder Bryan Cristante and Cagliari star Radja Nainggolan are among five suspended players to sit out of this weekend’s action in Serie A.
Pavoletti suffers relapse
Cagliari have confirmed that striker Leonardo Pavoletti has ruptured his cruciate ligaments for a second time.
Nicola: 'Genoa players wedded to 3-5-2'
Genoa boss Davide Nicola says his side didn’t play as he would’ve liked, despite the victory. “We tried some new ideas but the lads are conditioned by the 3-5-2 system.”
Maran: 'Cagliari changes complicated everything'
Cagliari boss Rolando Maran says injuries affected his team’s performance in their 1-0 defeat to Genoa. “We made three substitutions and it complicated everything.”
Liveblog: Serie A Wk23 Sunday
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Pandev adds to Cagliari crisis
Goran Pandev’s wayward cross-shot proved the difference at Marassi, but Cagliari will rue wasted opportunities, including one in stoppages.
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