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Tuesday January 23 2018
Atalanta sanctioned for Koulibaly chants

Atalanta have been given a one-match closure of the Curva Nord Pisani for racist chanting against Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, but the sentence is suspended for one year.

The centre-back was subjected to the racist chanting in Sunday’s win at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia.

It was also alleged that a bottle was thrown at him, but today’s disciplinary report has only sanctioned the Orobici for the racism offences.

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Monday January 22 2018
Koulibaly subjected to racism?

Kalidou Koulibaly was reportedly subjected to racism during Napoli’s 1-0 win against Atalanta and had a bottle thrown at him.

According to Corriere dello Sport, the bottle was ‘presumably’ thrown from the Atalanta curva and then given to referee Daniele Orsato by Koulinbaly’s teammate Allan.

The newspaper adds racist chants were soon heard in the defender’s direction.

“Koulibaly agitated by the racist chants? I think the anger has passed now,” Coach Maurizio Sarri told Sky Sport Italia.

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Thursday January 18 2018
Koulibaly: ‘If you don't want to join Napoli…’

Kalidou Koulibaly discusses Simone Verdi’s decision to stay at Bologna - “if you don’t come to Napoli gladly, it’s better not to come at all”.

The Partenopei wanted to sign the Italian international this month, but he declared that he wanted to stay with the Rossoblu, at least until the summer.

“It’s his choice and we have to respect it,” Koulibaly told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.

“If you don’t come to Napoli gladly, it’s better not to come at all.”

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Thursday January 18 2018
Koulibaly: ‘I’d stay at Napoli forever’

Kalidou Koulibaly “would have no problem” staying at Napoli forever, and praises Coach Maurizio Sarri.

The centre-back gave an interview to this morning’s issue of Gazzetta dello Sport, and he was asked what he’d do if President Aurelio De Laurentiis presented him with a contract for life.

“For my family and the fans, and if the contract was good, I’d have no problem signing, staying forever,” Koulibaly told the newspaper.

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Thursday January 18 2018
Koulibaly: ‘End Juventus dominance’

Kalidou Koulibaly says he and his Napoli teammates are looking to “end the Juventus hegemony” this season.

The Bianconeri have won Serie A for the past six seasons in a row, but this year they find themselves a point behind the Partenopei after 20 games.

“This year we want to get to the end,” Koulibaly told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“We’ll do everything to keep Juventus behind us, but Roma and Inter aren’t out of the Scudetto picture either.

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Tuesday January 16 2018
Ghoulam: 'All for Napoli Scudetto'

Faouzi Ghoulam thanked Napoli for his Algeria Player of the Year award and will “give my all for the Scudetto” after his injury woes.

The left-back won the award for Algerian Player of the Year and got the news that he’ll resume training far quicker than expected following his ACL tear.

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Saturday January 13 2018
Koulibaly: 'Ghoulam Napoli captain'

Kalidou Koulibaly believes Napoli teammate Faouzi Ghoulam “can be our captain one day, as he’s the best left-back in the world.”

The defender spoke to Algerian television station El Heddaf TV.

“I am very close to Faouzi and we share a room at training camp, so I feel a little lonely now that he’s injured,” confessed Koulibaly.

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Thursday January 11 2018
‘Napoli want to win EL’

Kalidou Koulibaly insists Napoli are “playing to win" the Europa League but “it’s better not to speak” about the Scudetto.

The Partenopei are top of Serie A, but were eliminated from the Champions League after finishing behind Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk in their group.

“It was definitely a disappointment,” Koulibaly admitted, speaking to El Heddaf TV.

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Sunday January 7 2018
Agent: ‘Koulibaly best in Italy’

Kalidou Koulibaly’s agent believes the Napoli man is “the best central defender in Italy”, and aims a barb at Juventus.

The centre-back scored in yesterday’s win over Verona, a result which keeps the Partenopei a point clear at the top of Serie A.

“Kalidou is the best central defender in Italy,” Bruno Satin instead on Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.

“His teammates and the technical staff help him to express his quality.

“Virgil van Dijk? He’s strong, but he’s in England.

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Saturday January 6 2018
Pecchia unhappy with Koulibaly opener

Fabio Pecchia was unhappy that Kalidou Koulibaly’s opening goal for Napoli against Verona was allowed to stand.

The struggling Scaligeri were holding the Serie A leaders in the second half of their match at the San Paolo.

Defender Koulibaly finally broke the deadlock by nodding in a corner, but Pecchia believes goalkeeper Antonio Caracciolo was pushed.

“I saw what happened. We could have conceded a goal but not in that manner,” the Verona boss lamented after the eventual 2-0 defeat.

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