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Tuesday January 26 2016
Dybala ‘enjoying Higuain duel’

Paulo Dybala is ‘enjoying the duel with Napoli and Gonzalo Higuain’, but doesn't believe it’s a two-horse race for the Scudetto.

The Juventus striker’s compatriot leads the Serie A scoring charts with an impressive 21 goals in 21 games this season for the Partenopei.

Dybala spoke of his admiration for Higuain, but warns that with 17 matches to play there is still everything to play for.

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Monday January 25 2016
Serie A Team of Week 21

After an exciting weekend with several high scoring games, Dave Taylor picks his best XI from Week 21

Vid Belec [Carpi]

The Slovenian made a number of saves but had no chance with the deflected Inter goal. Kept his best for fabulous stops from Ivan Perisic’s long-range right footer, then a point-blank block from Rodrigo Palacio before getting back up to deny Felipe Melo. Commanding.

Simone Romagnoli [Carpi]

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Sunday January 24 2016
Sarri: 'Higuain best in the world'

Maurizio Sarri said Gonzalo Higuain “is becoming the best striker in Europe and perhaps the world” for Napoli.

They held on to the top of the Serie A table with a 4-2 victory away to Sampdoria, including Pipita’s 21st goal in 21 Serie A games.

“Higuain is becoming what I always thought he should be, in other words the best striker in Europe and perhaps the world,” Coach Sarri told Mediaset Premium.

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Friday January 22 2016
Vieri: ‘Icardi should run more’

Former Inter striker Christian Vieri says Mauro Icardi “should play more with the team” but praises Paulo Dybala.

The forward played for most of Serie A’s leading lights during a nomadic career, representing Milan, Juventus, Lazio and Fiorentina as well as the Nerazzurri.

“Icardi doesn’t move much, he’s absent,” Vieri told Corriere della Sera.

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Wednesday January 20 2016
Napoli woe without Higuain

A 2-0 Coppa Italia defeat to Inter confirms Napoli’s main problem is a lack of goalscorers, says George Rinaldi.

There is no doubt that Maurizio Sarri headed into the Stadio San Paolo on Tuesday evening expecting nothing less than a victory. The Partenopei, albeit compared to Juventus, are one of the form teams in Italy and looked set to extend their five straight wins in all competitions.

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Tuesday January 19 2016
David Lopez: 'Inter dangerous'

David Lopez warned Inter “can bring many dangers” in the Coppa Italia quarter-final tonight.

It kicks off tonight at the Stadio San Paolo, click here for the line-ups.

“Inter are a great side and can bring many dangers if we don’t interpret the match well,” the midfielder told Rai Sport.

Maurizio Sarri has rotated the squad, resting players including Gonzalo Higuain after 20 goals in 20 Serie A games.

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Tuesday January 19 2016
Miranda: ‘Higuain main threat’

Inter defender Joao Miranda says Gonzalo Higuain is ‘Napoli’s number one danger’ ahead of tonight’s Coppa Italia quarter-final.

The two sides will fight for a place in the cup semi-finals at the Stadio San Paolo this evening, with kick-off at 19:45 UK time.

The winner will face either Lazio or Juventus in a two-legged tie and the Partenopei beat Inter 2-1 in their Serie A meeting at the end of November.

“We’ll play a great match against a top opponent,” Miranda said to Rai Sport.

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Monday January 18 2016
Insigne: ‘Napoli not battling Juventus’

Lorenzo Insigne insists Napoli “are not in a duel with Juventus”, as they’re concentrating on their own results.

The Vesuviani are two points clear at the top of Serie A, but the Bianconeri - who have won the last four Scudetti - are in second place after 10 wins in a row.

“We’re not in a duel with Juventus,” Insigne told Tgr Rai.

“We’re doing our own campaign, knowing that we can compete with anyone.

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Monday January 18 2016
Serie A Team of Week 20

Winter champions Napoli remain at the top, while Juventus continue their winning streak as Dave Taylor picks his best XI from Week 20.

Samir Handanovic [Inter]

Deserves the honour if for nothing else his incredible acrobatics in two-breathtaking saves. The first from a terrific volley from Luca Cigarini while his push over the bar from Martin De Roon’s header was another of the best saves you will see all season. Heroic.

Andrea Masiello [Atalanta]

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Monday January 18 2016
Napoli plan to secure Higuain

Reports say Napoli are planning to tie down Gonzalo Higuain with a new contract and a release clause of more than €100m.

The Argentine’s sensational form this season, with 20 league goals in 20 games, has propelled the Partenopei to the top of Serie A.

The 28-year-old’s current deal in Naples expires in 2018, but the club are believed to be concerned that his current buyout clause of €94m could be met given his recent performances.

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