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Saturday October 21 2017
Insigne ready to face Inter

Lorenzo Insigne trained with the rest of the Napoli squad this morning and is expected to start against Inter tonight.

It kicks off at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for a match preview.

The forward limped off clutching the top of his thigh during Tuesday’s 2-1 Champions League defeat to Manchester City.

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Saturday October 21 2017
Spalletti copies Roma against Napoli?

Luciano Spalletti could replicate the tactical trick that allowed Roma to beat Napoli last season when Inter visit the San Paolo tonight.

It kicks off at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for a match preview.

Marcelo Brozovic misses out, but Joao Mario returns to the squad and Spalletti could transform his side from 4-2-3-1 to what is referred to by Tuttosport as ‘three and a half defenders.’

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Saturday October 21 2017
Insigne determined to face Inter

Lorenzo Insigne is determined to start against Inter tonight despite a thigh injury, but Adam Ounas is not the only alternative for Napoli.

It kicks off at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for a match preview.

This is a head-to-head at the top of the table with only two points separating the leaders from second place.

Insigne was thought to have been ruled out of the match by a thigh injury he sustained during Tuesday’s 2-1 Champions League defeat to Manchester City.

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Saturday October 21 2017
Napoli prep for Andre Silva

Napoli have alerted Andre Silva’s agent that they are interested if Milan fail to qualify for the Champions League, it’s reported.

According to RAI Sport, director of sport Cristiano Giuntoli has been following the Portuguese striker’s progress for several years.

If the Rossoneri don’t finish in the top four and get a place in Europe’s most prestigious tournament, they may well be forced to sell several players after a €200m spending spree over the summer.

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Saturday October 21 2017
Napoli-Inter test of ambitions

The top two go head-to-head in a massive test of Napoli and Inter Scudetto ambitions, but Richard Hall asks who will be first to fold under the pressure?

Inter travel to the cauldron that is the San Paolo to face Napoli in one of the biggest games in the season so far. If the Nerazzurri are serious about making a title challenge, then they need to win in Naples. If the Partenopei want to get a jump on Juventus, then they must sweep the Milanese to one side.

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Friday October 20 2017
Tite: ‘Jorginho? It’s up to him…’

Brazil Coach Tite confirms he spoke to Jorginho - “I told him he’ll have to be the one to make the decision”.

The Napoli midfielder has been capped twice by Italy, but both came in friendlies so he’s still eligible for the nation of his birth.

Jorginho wasn’t called up to the latest Selecao squad, but the Coach has spoken to him.

“I spoke personally with Jorginho after a meeting with the Federation and after I’d watched him,” Tite explained in his Press conference.

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Friday October 20 2017
Juventus accrue CL riches

Juventus have made more money from the Champions League in the last 10 years than any other club outwith Real Madrid and Barcelona.

The Bianconeri reached the final of the competition in 2015 and 2017, but haven’t lifted the trophy since their win over Ajax in 1996.

Despite that, an investigation by the website Calcio e Finanza puts Juve third in terms of revenue from the competition over the last decade.

Real Madrid lead the way, with €465.76m over the past 10 years, with their arch-rivals Barcelona second with 449.47m.

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Friday October 20 2017
Ones to watch in Serie A Week 9

Two unbeaten sides go head-to-head this weekend, with plenty of other exciting fixtures across Serie A.

Napoli boast a perfect record after the opening eight rounds, and Maurizio Sarri’s side welcome their nearest challengers, Inter, to the San Paolo.

Here’s what to watch out for in Week 9 of Serie A.

First vs second at the San Paolo

The game of the weekend is unquestionably Inter’s trip south to face the league leaders, Napoli.

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Friday October 20 2017
Insigne trains alone for Napoli

Lorenzo Insigne trained on the pitch today, but away from the rest of his Napoli teammates as he races to be fit for Inter.

The Italian international went off injured during the Champions League defeat to Manchester City on Tuesday, and is in doubt for the top of the table clash tomorrow evening.

“Lorenzo Insigne, who went off as a precaution in the second half in Manchester in the Champions League, today had his first differentiated work on the pitch at Castelvolturno after two days of therapy,” the Partenopei announced on their official website.

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Friday October 20 2017
Pjanic: ‘Free kicks? I’m better…’

Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic discusses his free-kick duels with Paulo Dybala - “I often win…’

The pair both take free-kicks for the Bianconeri, with the Bosnian curling in an equaliser against Sporting CP on Wednesday night.

“I often win, but Paulo kicks them very well,” Pjanic told Sky.

“Each of us kicks off his side, but we can invert them too. Everyone takes them in their own way, because it’s just a matter of sensation.

“For me, from 16 metres to about 24-25 metres is good.”

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