Mertens thanks Napoli fans
Dries Mertens thanked Napoli fans for cheering them on against Udinese, but “we should’ve killed the game off earlier.”
Napoli dominate Udinese
Fabian Ruiz and Marko Rog came off the bench to score around Dries Mertens’ penalty, as Napoli dominated Udinese 3-0 and moved to within four points of Juventus.
Liveblog: Serie A Super Saturday
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s Serie A games, Roma-SPAL, Juventus-Genoa and Udinese-Napoli.
Callejon: 'Always toughest games'
Jose Callejon warned Napoli that “the matches after the break for international duty are often the most difficult” as they visit Udinese.
Napoli revamp yet again for their trip to Udinese, as Dries Mertens and Arkadiusz Milik start with Simone Verdi.
Decisive De Paul
Krzysztof Piatek might be getting all the headlines, but Udinese talent Rodrigo De Paul is every bit as decisive as the Genoa striker.
Insigne 36 and out
Lorenzo Insigne is out of Napoli’s trip to Udinese today, meaning he’ll miss his first Serie A match since December 2017.
'No Napoli contact for Fofana'
Udinese midfielder Seko Fofana is of interest to today’s opponents Napoli, but his agent insists “there has been no contact.”
‘Napoli aren’t Juventus…’
Udinese Coach Julio Velazquez expects a tough match against Napoli but “it’s not the same match as Juventus”.
Ones to watch in Serie A Week 9
The Derby della Madonnina will dominate headlines and attention, but there’s plenty to look forward to in Week 9 of Serie A.
Ancelotti hails Hamsik 'metamorphosis'
Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti has declared that Marek Hamsik’s ‘metamorphosis’ into a deep-lying playmaker is ‘complete’.
Insigne out of Udinese trip
Lorenzo Insigne will miss Napoli’s match against Udinese in Serie A on Saturday with fatigue.
Football Italia Podcast #1: A New Beginning
Football Italia is excited to unveil the inaugural Football Italia podcast, Episode One, brought to you by Livio Caferoglu, Anthony Guacci and Joe Del Grosso.
Hysaj: ‘Scudetto race not over’
Napoli right-back Elseid Hysaj insists Juventus have not already won the Scudetto - “if it’s over with six points it’s pointless playing”.
Guida to referee Milan derby
Marco Guida has been announced as the referee for Sunday’s derby between Inter and Milan.
Lasagna stunned by Italy debut
Udinese striker Kevin Lasagna “almost didn’t believe it” when making his Italy debut against Poland, but reveals his parents missed it.
‘Fixtures not helping Udinese’
Udinese Coach Julio Velazquez points out “the fixture list has not been kind to us” as they prepare to face Napoli after the international break.
Lautaro breaks Argentina duck
Inter striker Lautaro Martinez and Fiorentina defender German Pezzella scored their first goals for Argentina in tonight’s 4-0 friendly win over Iraq.
U21 line-ups: Italy-Belgium
Moise Kean, Manuel Locatelli and Rolando Mandragora star for the Italy Under-21 side in a friendly against Belgium this evening.
Meret can resume Napoli training
Alex Meret has been given the all-clear to resume training and hopes to make his Napoli debut soon.
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