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Tuesday January 19 2021
Gattuso on Pirlo, Juve and Napoli identities

Gennaro Gattuso discusses his friendship with Andrea Pirlo ahead of the Supercoppa, warning Napoli and Juventus have ‘changed identity’ over six months and won’t be lulled into a false sense of security.

It kicks off on Wednesday at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia at 20.00 GMT.

The trophy is between the Scudetto and Coppa Italia holders, to be decided after 90 minutes, extra time or even penalties.

Fabian Ruiz and Victor Osimhen are still out with COVID-19, but Andrea Petagna and Dries Mertens are available despite knocks.

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Tuesday January 19 2021
Insigne: 'Napoli face Juve without fear'

Lorenzo Insigne hopes to score his 100th Napoli goal, but above all beat Juventus for the Supercoppa trophy. ‘We must play without fear.’

It kicks off on Wednesday at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia at 20.00 GMT.

The trophy between Scudetto and Coppa Italia holders will be decided after 90 minutes, extra time or even penalties.

Insigne has 99 goals in the Partenopei jersey, so could mark silverware with his Century.

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Tuesday January 19 2021
Napoli squad for Juventus

Napoli have Andrea Petagna and Dries Mertens available for tomorrow’s Supercoppa clash with Juventus.

It kicks off at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia on Wednesday at 20.00 GMT.

Petagna and Mertens have shaken off knocks to be part of the squad for this showdown between the Scudetto and Coppa Italia holders.

Mertens had been out for a month with a sprained ankle, but made his comeback as a substitute in Sunday's 6-0 Serie A win over Fiorentina.

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Tuesday January 19 2021
Juve defence decimated for Supercoppa

The Juventus defence is decimated for the Italian Supercup against Napoli, as Merih Demiral also drops out with an injury.

It kicks off at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia on Wednesday at 20.00 GMT.

Coach Andrea Pirlo named his squad, who started the trip to Reggio Emilia this afternoon.

Demiral had been expected to start, but he isn’t even in the group due to a fitness issue.

Gianluca Frabotta is included, even though he is not 100 per cent fit following a knock in the 2-0 defeat to Inter.

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Saturday January 16 2021
Fabian Ruiz sends COVID message

Fabian Ruiz sent out an Instagram message after testing positive for COVID-19, meaning the Napoli midfielder is out of the Italian Supercup against Juventus.

The Spain international is self-isolating at home after contracting Coronavirus, so will miss tomorrow’s Serie A game with Fiorentina as well as the Supercoppa on Wednesday January 20.

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Tuesday January 12 2021
Italian Supercup confirmed for January 20

The Italian Supercup will go ahead between Juventus and Napoli at the Mapei Stadium on January 20, confirms Serie A chief Luigi De Siervo.

There had been reports Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis wanted the fixture postponed until May, even though it is the meeting between the 2019-20 Coppa Italia and Scudetto winners.

“It was just a provocation,” assured De Siervo to reporters.

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Wednesday December 16 2020
Juventus-Napoli Supercup on Jan 20

The Italian Supercup will be played between Juventus and Napoli on January 20 at Sassuolo’s Mapei Stadium and renamed the PS5 Supercup.

The event was confirmed by the Lega Serie A alongside Sony Interactive Entertainment Italy this evening.

It is traditionally the clash between the Serie A winners and Coppa Italia holders, played on neutral turf.

Usually this is at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, but as it’ll probably be behind closed doors anyway, the venue is moved to the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia.

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Saturday August 8 2020
Worst Juve trophy haul in eight years

For the first time since Antonio Conte’s debut campaign in 2011-12, Juventus have finished the season with just one trophy.

The Bianconeri made history with a ninth consecutive Serie A title, but the rest of the 2019-20 term will go down as a failure.

They lost the Italian Supercup clash with Lazio 3-1 in December, then the Coppa Italia Final to Napoli on penalties in June.

Last night’s Champions League exit at the hands of Olympique Lyonnais cut their European participation short at the Round of 16 stage.

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Friday January 24 2020
Lazio the real power in Rome now

Lazio have grown both on and off the field in recent years, as Susy Campanale sees them rivalling Roma to become the leading light in the Capital.

The Lazio motto in recent years has been La Prima Squadra della Capitale – the first team in the Capital. This refers to the fact they were founded before rivals AS Roma, but have historically always been considered the smaller club, in terms of fanbase, success and influence. However, things are changing in the Eternal City.

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Thursday January 9 2020
Keeping up with Immobile

Records have tumbled so far this season and Ciro Immobile is proving himself to be an excellent all-round striker for Lazio and Italy, writes Vijay Rahaman.

It's stoppage time at the Stadio Mario Rigamonti and promoted Brescia are holding Serie A’s form team Lazio to a 1-1 draw and it seemed that the Biancocelesti's current streak is about to end. Then a long raking ball from Francesco Acerbi into the box is headed down by Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, collected by Felipe Caicedo, who places the ball perfectly into the path of Ciro Immobile, and while falling to the ground he strokes the ball into the left hand corner of the goal.

Game. Set. Match.

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