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Thursday September 13 2018
Napoli evolution, not revolution

Napoli do not need a revolution, but rather a gradual evolution, as Carlo Ancelotti cannot afford any further experiments, writes Vilizar Yakimov.

One - this is the number of Serie A games Jose Maria Callejon missed during Maurizio Sarri’s three years at Napoli. The Spaniard’s importance to Sarri’s gameplay has never been doubted, but the fact the only game that the 31-year-old missed was due to suspensioneven furtherhighlights how highly the ex-Partenopei Coach thought of the winger.

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Saturday September 1 2018
Ancelotti: 'Change to motivate Napoli'

Carlo Ancelotti confirmed squad rotation is back for Napoli against Sampdoria after Maurizio Sarri’s departure. “If I change, it’s to keep the group motivated.”

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The Partenopei fought back to beat both Lazio and Milan in the opening two rounds and now visit Marco Giampaolo’s Sampdoria.

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Saturday September 1 2018
Napoli draft in Diawara and Verdi?

Napoli could rest Marek Hamsik and Jose Callejon in favour of Amadou Diawara and Simone Verdi against Sampdoria tomorrow.

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Carlo Ancelotti has stayed consistent over the first two rounds of the season, fighting back for victories over Lazio and Milan.

He could be about to ring the changes at Marassi tomorrow evening.

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Tuesday July 17 2018
Diawara: 'Ancelotti winning mentality'

Napoli midfielder Amadou Diawara celebrated his birthday and assured new Coach Carlo Ancelotti can be “our extra weapon.”

The Guinean turned 21 today and was given a cake, as well as an impromptu karaoke session, during their pre-season training camp today.

“I am happy to celebrate another birthday with Napoli, as it’s wonderful to be part of this group,” Diawara told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.

“Having said that, singing is something I find tougher than taking a Champions League penalty in Manchester!

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Saturday July 14 2018
Ancelotti unveils new Napoli

Fabian Ruiz scored a stunning debut goal in Napoli’s 4-0 friendly win and Carlo Ancelotti wished new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri “all the best.”

The Partenopei made their first outing under new boss Ancelotti, on the same day that Sarri finally signed for Chelsea along with Jorginho.

New signing Fabian made an immediate impact, his fantastic left-foot curler from outside the box flying into the top corner against Serie C side Gozzano.

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Wednesday June 20 2018
Tottenham told to forget Diawara

Tottenham Hotspur asked Napoli for midfielder Amadou Diawara, it’s reported, but Carlo Ancelotti wants to keep him.

The Guinean turns 21 next month and has long been of interest to the Premier League club, even when he was still at Bologna.

According to Sportitalia, Spurs made an approach to see if Diawara is available this summer.

However, new Coach Ancelotti is determined to keep hold of the youngster.

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Saturday May 12 2018
Napoli mustn't dismantle now

Napoli must figure out Maurizio Sarri’s situation before evaluating who is irreplaceable in the squad and who isn’t, writes Matthew Santangelo.

Napoli and President Aurelio De Laurentiis have plenty to sort out over the next three months if they wish to compete once again for Italian supremacy, including the future of Coach Maurizio Sarri.

The Italian tactician has earned plaudits all over Europe for his brand of football nicknamed ‘Sarrismo’, including from Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola after the two sides clashed twice during Champions League fixtures this season.

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Sunday April 8 2018
Sarri: 'Napoli rode wave of fans'

Maurizio Sarri said Napoli “would not have won that match without the fans, as we rode that wave” to overturn Chievo 2-1 in stoppages.

Although they dominated at the San Paolo, Mariusz Stepinski had given Chievo the lead against the run of play, but Arkadiusz Milik equalised at the 89th minute and Amadou Diawara curled in a dramatic winner at the 93rd.

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Sunday April 8 2018
Diawara: 'What a debut goal!'

Amadou Diawara confessed he didn’t expect his debut Serie A goal to be a potential title decider for Napoli, a last-gasp winner over Chievo.

The 20-year-old midfielder really knew how to pick his moment, curling in a right-foot finish from a corner at the 93rd minute to complete the turnaround and win 2-1.

“It was a very important goal for the team and I am also happy for my debut Serie A goal,” Diawara told Mediaset Premium.

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Sunday April 8 2018
Dramatic Napoli keep title race alive

Napoli kept the Scudetto race alive with an incredible comeback, from 0-1 at the 89th minute to beat Chievo 2-1 after Dries Mertens’ penalty was saved.

The Partenopei needed a victory to stay within four points of leaders Juventus, who won 4-2 at Benevento yesterday, but brought in Lorenzo Tonelli and Amadou Diawara to replace suspended Raul Albiol and Jorginho.

It was an extraordinary game, as Stefano Sorrentino parried everything coming his way, including a Mertens penalty.

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