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Archives: Napoli

Wolfsburg hoping attacking qualities continue to overshadow their defensive shortcomings

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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VfL Wolfsburg are averaging more than two goals a game in the 2014-15 Europa League. The Bundesliga club has been one of the more attractive teams going forward in the competition this season. However, for all their attacking qualities, Wolfsburg’s lack of … Continue reading

Rafa Benitez has steadied the ship at Napoli after a rough start

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Napoli manager Rafa Benitez is preparing his side for their upcoming Coppa Italia quarter-final against Inter Milan tomorrow. Despite getting off to a slow start, the Spaniard has found a way to navigate the Azzurri to a deep run in the cup and … Continue reading

Winter Break Review of Serie A

Posted on by Thariq Amir
Juventus' Paul Pogba is airborne as he jumps to control the ball

In terms of a title race it looks like it’s going to be a straight slug-fest between Juventus and Roma. The fight for the third Champions League position looks quite tasty though and that could be worth keeping an eye … Continue reading

Rafa Benitez Expected To Be Sacked At Napoli, Increasing Speculation of Liverpool Return

Posted on by Peter Quinn
Chelsea's interim manager Benitez looks on before their English Premier League soccer match against Southampton at St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton

Napoli manager Rafa Benitez has come under increased scrutiny over the past several weeks. According to widespread reports in Italy, the Spanish tactician’s relationship with club officials has deteriorated as his on-field success with the Italian side has decreased. Benitez was … Continue reading

Napoli And Inter Milan In Talks With Erik Lamela’s Agent Over Tottenham Exit, Say Reports

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Reports emanating from Italy claim that Napoli and Inter Milan have held discussions with Erik Lamela’s agent over the past few days about a possible exit from White Hart Lane. The Argentinian midfielder joined Spurs on a £30million transfer in … Continue reading

Top 3 Players Of Serie A – Round 9

Posted on by Lorenzo Bettoni

With AS Roma poised to heap more pressure on Juventus at the top of the Serie A table, it was Napoli who shocked the competition by claiming a 2-0 victory. A worrying trend has developed for Rudi Garcia’s men, who … Continue reading

Top 3 Players Of Serie A Round 8

Posted on by Lorenzo Bettoni
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AS Roma were the big losers of the round, slipping a further three points behind Juventus after drawing 0-0 against Sampdoria. On the other hand, their direct title rivals won 2-0 at home, with Arturo Vidal and Fernando Llorente on … Continue reading

Napoli: Spending Big Hasn’t Always Led to Winning Big

Posted on by Ben Rosener
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Ever since Rafa Benitez took charge at SSC Napoli, the Naples based club has splashed the cash. In a spending spree partly fueled by the sale of Edinson Cavani, the Partenopei remade their squad last off-season not only in an … Continue reading

What We Learned From The Opening Round Of The Serie A

Posted on by Luca Lollini
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The new season of Serie A began with no surprises and a low amount of goals – only 19. It is a sign that all defences are still a work in progress. Both Juventus and Roma, the two favorites teams … Continue reading

Preview To The 2014-15 Serie A Season

Posted on by Anthony Pepe
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The new Serie A season is kicking-off this weekend, as Chievo Verona host holding champions Juventus on Saturday (Noon ET). Will the Old Lady retain the title for a fourth consecutive time or will the ever-improving Roma snatch it away? Can Napoli … Continue reading

Marouane Fellaini Loan Move To Napoli In Doubt Following Training Ground Injury [PHOTO]

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini’s potential season-long loan move to Napoli has been put into serious doubt following news of a training ground injury suffered by the player. Fellaini was pictured heading to the hospital on crutches with his left … Continue reading

Besiktas vs Arsenal and Napoli vs Athletic Bilbao: Starting Lineups, TV Times and Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Today marks the first day of playoffs for the UEFA Champions League where clubs are playing across Europe to try to make it into the Group Stage of the tournament. Two high profiles matches are being televised on US television … Continue reading

Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini to Join Napoli On Loan Pending Player Approval

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Manchester United and Napoli have agreed to a move that will send Marouane Fellaini to Italy on a season-long loan. The transfer will be finalized as soon as the Belgium international gives his approval to the switch. The Italian newspaper Gazzetta … Continue reading

Marouane Fellaini On The Verge Of Serie A Switch to Napoli

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Less than a year after making a £27.5 million switch from Everton to Manchester United, Marouane Fellaini is on the verge of a transfer to Napoli. News of the Belgian international’s exit from Old Trafford has gathered steam in the … Continue reading

Coppa Italia Final Overshadowed By Fan Violence [VIDEO]

Posted on by Robert Hay
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The spectacle that took place outside and inside the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday was probably missed by most soccer fans.  The lead-up to the Coppa Italia final was full of anticipation – both Fiorentina and Napoli play an open and … Continue reading

Liverpool, Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Other European Teams That Capitalized on Recent Transfer Windows

Posted on by Ben Rosener
Everton signs Gareth Barry

For a team to improve over the course of a few transfer windows, they often must bring in key players who greatly improve the team while also letting the right players leave in order to make way for upgrades. Tottenham … Continue reading

Napoli vs Swansea City, Europa League Round Of 32, 2nd Leg: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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If any soccer hater complains that nil-nil draws are boring, have them watch last week’s incredibly thrilling game between Swansea City and Napoli in the Europa League Round of 32 first leg. It was an open, attacking match from both … Continue reading

Chelsea Midfielder Juan Mata Could Be Heading to Napoli to Rejoin Rafa Benitez

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata could be heading to Serie A to team up with Rafa Benitez again, this time at Napoli, according to a report on the back cover of The Sunday Times newspaper (pictured above). Mata has endured a … Continue reading