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Friday October 23 2020
Roberto Insigne warns Napoli

‘It won’t be easy to beat Benevento,’ says Roberto Insigne who gets ready to face his brother Lorenzo in Benevento-Napoli on Sunday.

"My father is a fan of Napoli, like everyone else in the family,” Insigne told Il Corriere dello Sport.

“I don’t think this time he won’t be able to think that we’re both on the pitch. He will have eyes only for us, everything else will not matter and the same is true of my mum. They are already excited, they are proud of us.

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Thursday October 22 2020
Gattuso: 'Napoli were sterile'

Gennaro Gattuso saw determination both in defence and attack as the main difference between Napoli and AZ Alkmaar. ‘Our possession was sterile.’

The Partenopei looked a completely different team to the one that tore Atalanta to shreds 4-1 on Saturday, as although they dominated possession in the Europa League group game, they were toothless upfront.

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Thursday October 22 2020
Europa League Liveblog: Round 1

Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from three Europa League games, as Napoli host AZ Alkmaar, Roma visit Young Boys and Milan play at Celtic Park.

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We begin at 17.55 UK time (16.55 GMT) with two matches, as Napoli hope to keep their Serie A momentum going in Europe against an AZ Alkmaar side decimated by COVID-19.

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Thursday October 22 2020
EL: Napoli stunned by AZ Alkmaar

Napoli open their Europa League campaign with a shock home defeat to an AZ Alkmaar side hit hard by COVID-19, as a defensive lapse proved costly.

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Thursday October 22 2020
Giuntoli: 'Keeping Koulibaly not difficult'

Cristiano Giuntoli confirms Napoli want to go all the way in the Europa League, are discussing a new Gennaro Gattuso contract and keeping Kalidou Koulibaly was ‘tougher in previous years.’

The Europa League group phase opener with AZ Alkmaar kicks off at 17.55 UK time (16.55 GMT), click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

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Thursday October 22 2020
Hysaj: 'Relishing this moment'

Elseid Hysaj warns the opening game with AZ Alkmaar ‘is the most important’ for Napoli’s Europa League campaign. ‘I always said this is my home.’

It kicks off at 17.55 UK time (16.55 GMT), click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

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Thursday October 22 2020
Line-ups: Napoli v AZ Alkmaar

Napoli again use Victor Osimhen, Dries Mertens and Hirving Lozano together in a full-strength side against AZ Alkmaar, who are decimated by COVID-19.

The Europa League group phase opener kicks off at the Stadio San Paolo at 17.55 UK time (16.55 GMT).

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Thursday October 22 2020
Gattuso tells his players to avoid eating out

Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso has reportedly advised his players to not go out for dinner and not let fans come too close when they are in public.

Il Mattino reports the Partenopei coach fears losing players to coronavirus, having to cope without Piotr Zielinski and Eljif Elmas already.

AZ Alkmaar arrive at the San Paolo after having announced a total of 13 cases and the newspaper reveals Gattuso wants his players to be cautious when they are not with the team.

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Thursday October 22 2020
Serie A Week 5 referees

The referees for Serie A Week 5 have been announced and the AIA has given Milan-Roma to Piero Giacomelli, as Fabrizio Pasqua oversees Juventus-Verona.

The 42-year-old referee from Trieste, Giacomelli, has been given the big match on Monday night, when the Giallorossi travels to Milan.

It’s Giacomelli’s second appointment in Serie A 2020-21, after having been in charge of Fiorentina-Sampdoria on October 2.

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Thursday October 22 2020
De La urges UEFA to postpone national games

Napoli patron Aurelio De Laurentiis wants UEFA to postpone the national games in November and is reportedly backed by other Serie A Presidents.

Il Mattino reports the Partenopei President is concerned about the next international break in November, as borders are closing due to coronavirus.

Napoli are without Eljif Elmas and Piotr Zielinski since the last international break and De Laurentiis is prepared to ask UEFA to push the national games in November to avoid further setbacks.

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