NAPOLI NEWS

Torino boss Moreno Longo believes Napoli “have overcome” their problems following their 1-1 draw against Barcelona in the Champions League.
Napoli boss Rino Gattuso says he hears from President Aurelio De Laurentiis “three or four times a day” and isn’t worried about his contract with the club.
Gennaro Gattuso has revealed that his Napoli players “are tired” after the Barcelona match and expects to learn “what shape we are in” against Torino.
Emanuele Giaccherini insists “it is impossible to play” Maurizio Sarri’s style of football at Juventus with Cristiano Ronaldo. “Mario Mandzukic would’ve been ideal.”
The referees for Serie A Week 26 have been announced and Marco Guida has been given Juventus-Inter at the Allianz Stadium on Sunday.
Paris Saint-Germain’s link with Kalidou Koulibaly has been further strengthened after a report claiming that the Senegalese has bought a property in Paris.
Napoli are reportedly getting somewhere with Dries Mertens, as the Partenopei might have taken important steps in his contract talks.
Maurizio Sarri was extremely frustrated with Juventus after the 1-0 defeat to Lyon. “I cannot get the players to understand the importance of moving the ball quickly.”
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic says it was hard for his side to attack Napoli because it's hard "when a team defends with 11 men" following their 1-1 draw last night.
Diego Armando Maradona says he would like Napoli to “have a Lionel Messi,” but says the Barcelona No 10 would never experience what “he went through” in the 1980s.
Napoli forward Dries Mertens will reportedly be out for 10 days after suffering a severe bruise on the ankle against Barcelona in the Champions League.
Piotr Zielinski stressed that “it’s not over” and claimed Napoli “have a chance” if they “risk something more” in the return leg against Barcelona.
Sergio Busquets argues it was “impossible to find spaces” through the Napoli defence, while Barcelona will be short on options for the second leg.
Barcelona coach Quique Setien complains they “didn’t have the sharpness or patience to break down the Napoli defensive wall,” and feels Arturo Vidal’s red card was harsh.
Antoine Griezmann is confident “the second leg will be very different” for Barcelona after a 1-1 Champions League Round of 16 trip to Napoli.
Gennaro Gattuso maintains Barcelona “could’ve been there all night and not scored” against Napoli, other than the single defensive error in this 1-1 draw. "They didn't hurt us, they barely tickled."
Lorenzo Insigne admits the 1-1 draw “leaves a bitter taste,” because Napoli had more scoring opportunities than Barcelona.
Dries Mertens matched the all-time Napoli goal-scoring record, but Antoine Griezmann tapped in the Barcelona equaliser and Arturo Vidal saw red in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16.
Dries Mertens has equalled Marek Hamsik as Napoli’s greatest goal scorer in the club’s history with 121 goals, matching the record against Barcelona.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from tonight’s Champions League Round of 16 clash, as Napoli welcome Lionel Messi’s Barcelona to the Stadio San Paolo.