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Friday November 3 2017
‘Sarri complains too much!’

Veteran Luigi Cagni has urged Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri to stop complaining and focus on managing his squad better. “He always finds excuses…”

Sarri felt Serie A was being unkind to Napoli after their 4-2 defeat to Manchester City in the Champions League, accusing the League of scheduling them against teams that had an extra day of preparation.

However, former Brescia, Vicenza and Sampdoria boss Cagni told Tuttomercatoweb: “When you coach a great team like Napoli, you can’t focus on these things.

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Friday November 3 2017
Napoli's Euro deja vu

Napoli's 4-2 defeat to Manchester City eerily mirrored last year's Real Madrid match and proved the same problems remain, argues Emmet Gates.

As Raheem Sterling arrowed his shot into the bottom right hand corner of Pepe Reina’s goal at the San Paolo, there was a certain sense of déjà vu about the outcome of the match. We had seen this play out before.

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Thursday November 2 2017
‘City exploited Napoli mistakes’

Napoli captain Marek Hamsik reflects on last night’s Manchester City game - “they punished every mistake we made”.

The Partenopei took the lead at the San Paolo, but were ultimately beaten 4-2 by Pep Guardiola’s side, leaving progression to the Last 16 in the balance.

“We’ll fight to the end, because we still have the chance to progress,” Hamsik wrote on his official website.

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Thursday November 2 2017
Jorginho: ‘Napoli can still go through’

Napoli midfielder Jorginho insists “there are still hopes to go through” in the Champions League, despite the loss to Manchester City.

The Partenopei competed well in both matches of their double-header with the English side, but were beaten on both occasions and are now staring down the barrel of elimination.

“In terms of performance both ourselves and Manchester City played a great game,” Jorginho told reporters after last night’s match.

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Thursday November 2 2017
Napoli all or nothing

Defeat to Manchester City highlighted the lack of strength in depth at Napoli and now they must prioritise, writes Nick Valerio.

The writing was on the wall in September. With both eyes firmly on the Scudetto, it became abundantly clear Napoli were prioritising a tilt at the title when Maurizio Sarri opted to rest star forward Dries Mertens, as his side travelled to Ukraine to face Shakhtar Donetsk.

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Wednesday November 1 2017
Guardiola tries to join Napoli!

Manchester City Coach Pep Guardiola said he was “in love” with Napoli, which might explain why he got on their team bus after the game.

The Premier League leaders fought back from a Lorenzo Insigne opener to win 4-2 at the Stadio San Paolo.

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Wednesday November 1 2017
Guardiola: 'Wow, Napoli!'

Pep Guardiola assured Manchester City will try to beat Shakhtar Donetsk and described how he felt watching Napoli: “Wow, how good they play!”

The Partenopei dominated the Premier League leaders for almost half-an-hour, but when Faouzi Ghoulam went off with a potentially serious knee injury, the game changed and City eventually won 4-2 at the Stadio San Paolo.

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Wednesday November 1 2017
Aguero gifts record shirt

Sergio Aguero revealed he will give his record-breaking Manchester City shirt to his son – the grandson of Napoli legend Diego Maradona.

The striker was on target in a 4-2 Champions League victory at the Stadio San Paolo and it was his 178th for the club, making him the all-time City top scorer.

“I am very happy for this moment. I am happy because the team helped to support me, the fans and all the staff, so I want to say thank you very much.

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Wednesday November 1 2017
Sarri: 'Ghoulam changed the game'

Maurizio Sarri concedes Napoli “were struggling to re-organise” after Faouzi Ghoulam’s injury in the 4-2 defeat to Manchester City.

The Partenopei had gone in front with Lorenzo Insigne after dominating the first 25 minutes, but Ghoulam’s knee injury – a suspected ACL tear – changed the game.

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Wednesday November 1 2017
Guardiola: 'Napoli massacred us'

Pep Guardiola said “beating Napoli twice is an incredible achievement” for Manchester City. “They massacred us for 20 minutes.”

The Premier League leaders fought back from a Lorenzo Insigne opener to lead 2-1, then Jorginho’s penalty got it to 2-2 before late Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling counter-attacks.

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