Serie A Team of Week 23
A weekend that saw the top three encourage those below in the race for Champions League football, Dave Taylor selects his best XI from round 23.
Napoli join Dybala race?
Napoli are said to be the latest name to show an interest in Palermo’s Argentinian forward Paulo Dybala.
Benitez: 'Napoli errors costly'
Rafa Benitez feels Napoli mistakes gifted Palermo victory “against the run of play when we were in control.”
Iachini: 'Palermo pressed Napoli'
Beppe Iachini explained his tactical switch as Palermo picked Napoli apart. “We had to be aggressive all over the pitch.”
Vazquez: 'Perfect Palermo'
Franco Vazquez said Palermo had “the perfect performance” to beat Napoli 3-1 and hopes to play for Italy.
Napoli pummelled in Palermo
Palermo demolished on-form Napoli 3-1 in a shock Sicilian result, aided by another Rafael howler.
Palermo and Napoli drew 3-3 earlier this season, so expect more fireworks tonight between Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain.
Napoli visit Palermo tonight and neutrals hope for a repeat of their 3-3 draw. Follow our LIVEBLOG to find out!
Iachini: 'Napoli almost unbeatable'
Beppe Iachini called Napoli “almost unbeatable,” but assured Palermo will attack them with everything tomorrow night.
Maresca misses Napoli clash
Enzo Maresca and Giancarlo Gonzalez are out of Palermo’s game with Napoli tomorrow night.
‘Champions League not assured’
Napoli are not assured Champions League qualification according to Coach Rafael Benitez, despite a seven point cushion in third.
Benitez: ‘One game at a time’
Napoli Coach Rafael Benitez says the Partenopei are taking things one game at a time as they chase second place.
Tavecchio: '18-team Serie A'
Carlo Tavecchio is open to discussing a new way of assigning referees, but the priority is reducing Serie A to 18 teams.
Zamparini backs Lotito on referees
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini has backed Claudio Lotito's proposal for an 'integral draw' of Serie A referees.
Dybala: 'Price-tag too high'
Palermo striker Paulo Dybala says his €40m price tag is an 'exaggeration', and thanks President Maurizio Zamparini for his faith.
Juve, Roma, United eye Dybala
Juventus, Roma and Manchester United all show interest in Palermo's Paulo Dybala, but President Maurizio Zamparini favours the Bianconeri.
’Corrupted’ Dybala to leave Palermo
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini says Paulo Dybala has been ‘corrupted’ by agents, and is likely to leave.
Vazquez: ‘I’d like to play for Italy’
Palermo’s Franco Vazquez has reiterated his availability for Italy, saying he hasn’t spoken to anyone in the Argentina setup.
Guarin on Icardi non-celebration
Fredy Guarin assures Mauro Icardi “is happy” despite refusing to celebrate his brace as Inter beat Palermo 3-0.
Iachini: 'Dybala off day'
Beppe Iachini criticised Palermo for their “attitude” against Inter, but defended Paulo Dybala for an “off day.”
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