NEWS
Sunday January 26 2020
Bonucci: 'Valuable lesson for Juventus'

Leonardo Bonucci hopes the defeat to Napoli will “serve as a valuable lesson” for Juventus and revealed why the second goal was a risk of zonal marking.

Piotr Zielinski and Lorenzo Insigne scored the goals, before a late Cristiano Ronaldo consolation at the Stadio San Paolo.

“Napoli gave more than 100 per cent, they were so determined on every ball and every knockdown. We gave 99 per cent and paid the price for that,” Bonucci told Sky Sport Italia.

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Sunday January 26 2020
Insigne: 'Victory for all of Naples'

Goalscorer Lorenzo Insigne said the 2-1 result against Juventus was “a victory for Napoli and for all of Naples.”

The Partenopei had lost three Serie A games in a row and were without a league victory at the Stadio San Paolo since October.

Juve had lost only once in the top flight under Maurizio Sarri, 3-1 to Lazio, and were beaten here 2-1 with Piotr Zielinski and Lorenzo Insigne strikes.

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BLOG ITALIA
Saturday January 25 2020
Nothing left of Sarri's Napoli

Maurizio Sarri and Napoli together felt like a fairytale, but as they reunite on Sunday, Tommaso Adami fears they’ll never find that chemistry again.

Once upon a time there was Naples, a city whose people were so in love with football that the God of the sport himself decided to descend from the heavens to join their team. He took them to heights they'd never even fathomed and brought the most beautiful trophies the city had ever seen. But one day, sadly, he had to leave.

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Thursday January 23 2020
Mario Rui: 'Sarri deserves nice reception'

Mario Rui has encouraged the San Paolo to give Maurizio Sarri a “very nice reception” when the former coach returns to Napoli as the Juventus coach.

Sarri brought some good times to the Neapolitans and left for Chelsea in the Premier League after 148 games at the helm of the Partenopei.

He returned to Italy last summer, to take over rivals Juventus, but Mario Rui goes a long way back with the coach and said he hopes he will be “welcome” on Sunday.

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Wednesday January 22 2020
Napoli combine coaches for success

Napoli turned a corner in the Coppa Italia by blending Gennaro Gattuso’s grit with Carlo Ancelotti’s tactical versatility, argues Kaustubh Pandey.

The Coppa Italia clash at the Stadio San Paolo could have been very different, if some crucial moments could have gone the other way. While Napoli did run out victors who will go through to the semi-finals of the competition against either Inter Milan or Fiorentina, they barely deserved to win the game by a tight 1-0 margin. They had to ride their luck big time and beat the team that has been adept at scoring late goals this season.

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Wednesday January 22 2020
Parolo: 'Lazio needed a bit of luck'

Marco Parolo has claimed “some luck would’ve helped” Lazio against Napoli at the San Paolo as the Biancocelesti were dumped out of the Coppa Italia.

It ended in a 1-0 defeat to Gennaro Gattuso’s men, but Parolo insisted that the Biancocelesti had given “everything” to go through.

Lorenzo Insigne scored the only goal of the game for Napoli and the Lazio midfielder admitted it was a “nice goal”.

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Tuesday January 21 2020
Coppa: Napoli knock Lazio out

Napoli won a dramatic Coppa Italia quarter-final to eliminate holders Lazio, a game with two red cards, a missed penalty, the woodwork rattled four times and two disallowed goals.

The winners of this fixture will go on to face Fiorentina or Inter in the two-legged semi-finals.

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Tuesday January 21 2020
Insigne: 'Can't explain Napoli troubles'

Lorenzo Insigne “can’t explain why we are having such difficulties” as Napoli host Lazio in the Coppa Italia quarter-final tonight.

It kicks off at 19.45 GMT, click here for the line-ups.

“We are not having the season that everyone was expecting, now we have to focus on this evening and trying to get through to the next round of the Coppa Italia,” Insigne told Rai Sport.

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Monday January 20 2020
Insigne message for crying Napoli fan

Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne has recorded a video message apologising to a young fan seen crying during their defeat to Fiorentina.

The child’s tears in the stands as he watched his beloved team fall to their third consecutive Serie A defeat became an emblem for their current status.

There were calls for Napoli to print out the image and place it in the dressing room, so the players would realise what they were fighting for.

Today, captain Insigne released a video message on Instagram for the supporter, who was identified as Mario.

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Wednesday January 15 2020
Doctor: 'Zaniolo could make Euro 2020'

Pier Paolo Mariani, the doctor who operated on Nicolo Zaniolo’s knee, says the Roma player can recover ahead of Euro 2020.

Zaniolo was stretchered off in the 36th minute against Juventus at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday evening, and it was later confirmed that he had ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament and damaged the meniscus.

On Monday he went under the knife to reconstruct part of the damaged knee, and is expected to be out of action for five to six months.

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