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Tuesday April 5 2011
Capello: Watch out for Napoli

England manager Fabio Capello thinks Napoli are a team to watch out for in the title race this season.

Napoli moved into second on Sunday with a thrilling 4-3 win against Lazio.

They are now three points behind League leaders Milan with seven games remaining.

"It's all still open," Capello said. "Inter's commitments in the Champions League could be brought to bear. They will go through to the semi-finals. There is a lot of difference in quality between Inter and Schalke.

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Tuesday April 5 2011
Prandelli hails Napoli

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has hailed Napoli's performances this season, likening their achievements to his old Fiorentina side.

Napoli moved into second on Sunday with a thrilling 4-3 win against Lazio.

They are now three points behind League leaders Milan with seven games remaining.

Speaking to Radio CrC, Prandelli said: "This is a very entertaining season, above all thanks to Napoli who've shown an extraordinary continuity.

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Tuesday April 5 2011
Lotito: 'Napoli lost their history in C'

The blazing row between Lazio and Napoli escalated today when President Claudio Lotito said the Partenopei “lost their history in Serie C.”

Lotito already slammed the “lack of fair play” after Napoli's 4-3 win on Sunday and reportedly came to blows with President Aurelio De Laurentiis during an official dinner to discuss pay-per-view television rights.

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Monday April 4 2011
Hamsik ignores title talk

Napoli don't seem to be dreaming of the Scudetto despite being just three points shy of leaders Milan. "We want to stay in the top three," said Marek Hamsik.

The Azzurri climbed back into second over the weekend with a 4-3 win over Lazio, as Inter lost 3-0 to Milan.

"There are seven games left and we want to stay in the top three," the midfielder wrote on his website.

"We want to remain there so that we can qualify for the Champions League directly and thus avoid the preliminaries."

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Monday April 4 2011
'Cavani has no price'

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis insists that Edinson Cavani has no price and that he isn't up for sale.

Cavani scored his fifth hat-trick of the season for club and country against Lazio on Sunday.

He has been linked with Real Madrid and Man City, but De Laurentiis insists the striker is going nowhere.

Speaking to Radio Marte, De Laurentiis said: "He has no price. He is not for sale.

"For the moment, his mission is that of fighting for Napoli's colours.

"I can say that he is worth a lot."

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Sunday April 3 2011
Line-ups: Napoli face Lazio test

Napoli can go into second place with a victory against reshuffled Lazio in the lunch-time kick-off.

Following last night's 3-0 Milan derby result, the Vesuviani can overtake Inter in the Serie A table, but they haven't beaten Lazio here since December 1996.

The Stadio San Paolo is packed for the 11.30am UK time kick-off and the only absentees for Coach Walter Mazzarri are Juan Zuniga and Gianluca Grava.

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Sunday April 3 2011
Cavani: 'Our attitude won't change'

Hat-trick hero Edinson Cavani doesn't want to talk about a Napoli Scudetto. “Our attitude remains the same: give 100 per cent in every game.”

The Partenopei were trailing 2-0 on home turf to Lazio this afternoon, but fought back for an amazing 4-3 win that put them in second place.

“Let us enjoy this victory,” said the striker. “Our attitude remains the same: give 100 per cent in every game for this city and this team.

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Sunday April 3 2011
Lotito: 'Napoli did not play fair'

Lazio President Claudio Lotito raged at Napoli's 4-3 victory. “We play fair and don't seek to win at all costs, unlike others.”

The Biancocelesti were leading 2-0 at the San Paolo before the late turnaround, which saw Cristian Brocchi's shot probably cross the line without being awarded, then Giuseppe Biava sent off for pushing Edinson Cavani in the penalty incident.

“I am very proud of my team, because we are accustomed to getting our results on the pitch and in deserved fashion,” blasted Lotito.

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Sunday April 3 2011
Mazzarri: 'Napoli do not give up!'

Walter Mazzarri hailed the never-say-die spirit of his Napoli squad. “This 4-3 is proof we just do not give up, ever.”

The Vesuviani fought back from 2-0 down to beat Lazio in the final minutes with Edinson Cavani's hat-trick.

“This 4-3 result is proof we just do not give up, ever, especially in front of our own fans,” declared the Coach as they climbed into second place.

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Sunday April 3 2011
Reja: 'You can't score three and lose!'

Edy Reja still can't believe Lazio's defeat in Naples. “You can't score three goals at the San Paolo and lose.”

The visitors were leading 2-0, but fell 4-3 in a dramatic Serie A clash.

“You can't come to Naples, score three goals at the San Paolo and lose the game,” said the Coach.

“We prepared for the match well, but when 2-0 up we lacked a bit of determination to kill off the match.

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