NEWS
Tuesday February 21 2012
Favourites tag good for Napoli

Ciro Ferrara believes Napoli’s status as favourites for their Champions League clash with Chelsea serves as an excellent example of how far they have come.

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Tuesday February 21 2012
Frustalupi – Napoli’s secret weapon

Napoli will have their lucky charm on the bench for tonight’s Champions League tie against Chelsea – Nicolo Frustalupi.

The latter will boss the side from the sidelines this evening as Coach Walter Mazzarri will be serving a suspension, the first of his two-match ban.

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Tuesday February 21 2012
Favourites? Not Napoli…

Scott Fleming on why being branded as favourites against Chelsea is the last thing perennial underdogs Napoli need.

They’re out of the title race, have won just four of their last 13 games and were held to a draw at home to a lower Division side last Saturday. Their captain is struggling to recover from injury and from scandal, their £50m striker has missed 50 million chances this season, and their manager, who last week admitted losing the support of certain players, has already began talking about next season.

NEWS
Monday February 20 2012
Jankulovski forced to retire

Former Napoli, Udinese and Milan winger Marek Jankulovski has retired from football at the age of 34 due to injury.

The Czech Republic international, who spent over a decade in Serie A and made over 250 appearances in the Italian top Division, has called time on his career in light of ongoing injury problems.

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Monday February 20 2012
Napoli-Chelsea splits Zola

Gianfranco Zola admits that he doesn’t know who to support in tomorrow’s Champions League tie between Napoli and Chelsea.

The 45-year-old enjoyed spells at the two clubs during a glorious playing career and he remains loyal to both outfits.

“I’m split into two,” the former Italian international told La Repubblica ahead of the first leg of the last 16 tie.

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Monday February 20 2012
Lavezzi targets maiden strike

Ezequiel Lavezzi is looking to score his first Champions League goal in Tuesday’s game against Chelsea.

The Argentine has featured in all six of the Azzurri’s European ties so far this season, but he’s missing a goal.

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Monday February 20 2012
Mazzarri: Napoli not favourites!

Napoli boss Walter Mazzarri has warned his players to not believe the hype ahead of their Chelsea encounter. “We’re not favourites.”

The Italian outfit are being tipped to cause an upset in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie at the San Paolo tomorrow.

Mazzarri, though, is expecting a real challenge despite the London club’s present difficulties in England.

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Sunday February 19 2012
Mazzarri: 'Napoli in better shape'

Walter Mazzarri concedes Napoli “are in better shape” than Chelsea right now, but won’t consider them the favourites.

The Partenopei appear to have overcome their crisis ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League first leg tie, while Andre Villas-Boas is at the centre of controversy.

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Saturday February 18 2012
Mazzarri: 'Chelsea test is terrible'

Walter Mazzarri is preparing for the “terrible” Chelsea test. “Napoli have to do something exceptional, but then we’ve been doing that for a while.”

The Partenopei welcome Chelsea to the Stadio San Paolo on Tuesday evening in the first leg of their Champions League Round of 16 clash.

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Saturday February 18 2012
Prandelli: '2012 is Italy's year'

Cesare Prandelli believes 2012 is Italian football’s year with the Champions League and European Championships, but how would he solve Inter’s woes?

There are three Italian sides in the last 16 of Europe’s top club competition, as Milan beat Arsenal 4-0 while next week Napoli face Chelsea and Inter visit Olympique Marseille.

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