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Wednesday December 6 2017
Jorginho: 'Napoli deserve last 16'

Jorginho insists Napoli “deserve to be in the Last 16 of the Champions League” ahead of tonight’s trip to Feyenoord.

It kicks off in Rotterdam at 19.45 GMT, follow all the build-up and action as it happens on the LIVEBLOG.

“We are focused on what we need to improve. There will always be criticism, we must go beyond that and do what needs doing,” the midfielder told Mediaset Premium.

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Wednesday December 6 2017
Line-ups: Feyenoord-Napoli

Piotr Zielinski steps in for Lorenzo Insigne, as Napoli must get the victory away to Feyenoord and hope Manchester City beat Shakhtar Donetsk.

It kicks off in Rotterdam at 19.45 GMT, follow the build-up and action as it happens on the LIVEBLOG.

There is only one combination of results that would see the Partenopei progress in the Champions League and that is for both Napoli and Manchester City to get the victories tonight.

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Wednesday December 6 2017
Melom out for Napoli?

Reports in the Netherlands state Miquel Nelom is out of Feyenoord-Napoli, so 18-year-old Tyrell Malacia will replace him.

The Partenopei have to win at De Kuip to have any chance of qualifying for the Last 16 of the Champions League, and they also need Manchester City to beat Shakhtar Donetsk.

While it appears City will name a weakened side in Kharkiv, Maurizio Sarri’s side have been handed a boost in the match they can affect.

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Wednesday December 6 2017
City to rotate with Shakhtar

Manchester City are expected to rotate heavily away at Shakhtar Donetsk, in a match Napoli need them to win.

The English side have already won their Champions League group, and Shakhtar will go through in second if they avoid defeat tonight.

Napoli must beat Feyenoord at De Kuip and hope City win in Eastern Europe, but The Times reports the Premier League leaders will make several changes.

David Silva is out with injury, and with the derby against Manchester United on Sunday, Pep Guardiola is likely to name a rotated first XI.

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Tuesday December 5 2017
Conte: 'Roma deserved it'

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte admits Roma “deserved” to win the Champions League group. “It’s a good sign for Italian football, awaiting Napoli.”

The Giallorossi knocked Atletico Madrid out and pushed the Premier League title holders into second place.

“We knew that this was a difficult group, but today we deserved a victory against Atletico Madrid,” Conte told Mediaset Premium after their 1-1 draw.

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Tuesday December 5 2017
Mertens: 'I'd lose teeth for Napoli'

Dries Mertens said he’d gladly lose another two teeth against Feyenoord if that meant Napoli getting through to the Champions League Round of 16.

It kicks off on Wednesday at 19.45 GMT and the Partenopei need both a victory in Holland and for Manchester City to beat Shakhtar Donetsk away from home.

The task has become even tougher with Lorenzo Insigne out injured.

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Tuesday December 5 2017
‘Feyenoord want to win’

Giovanni van Bronckhorst says Feyenoord “want to beat Napoli” tomorrow, despite having nothing to play for.

The Dutch side have already been eliminated from the Champions League, while the Partenopei need a win to have any chance of progressing to the Last 16.

Even that may not be enough, as they’re also relying on Manchester City to beat Shakhtar Donetsk and the English club are already guaranteed top spot.

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Tuesday December 5 2017
Official: Insigne out of Napoli squad

Lorenzo Insigne is out of Napoli’s crucial Champions League clash with Feyenoord, after he went off injured against Juventus.

The Italian international has been struggling with a persistent groin inflammation, and limped off in Friday’s defeat to the champions.

The Partenopei must beat Feyenoord tomorrow to have any chance of advancing to the Last 16, but Insigne hasn’t been deemed fit enough to make Maurizio Sarri’s squad.

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Monday December 4 2017
City name strong Shakhtar squad

Napoli have been handed a boost as Manchester City have named a strong squad for their Champions League clash with Shakhtar Donetsk.

Napoli are relying on City to beat Shakhtar on Wednesday, and only David Silva and Kevin de Bruyne have been spared for the trip to Ukraine.

That means several of the Premier League leaders’ in-form stars, including the free-scoring Raheem Sterling [pictured], will be at Pep Guardiola’s disposal, easing fears that he would pick a weakened XI.

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Saturday December 2 2017
Barcelona look at Koulibaly

Barcelona are the latest club to have set their sights on Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly after Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool.

The Senegal international is valued at around €60m after several years of strong performances in Serie A and the Champions League.

According to Il Mattino newspaper and Spanish site Fichajes,net, Barcelona are making preparations for a summer offer.

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