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Napoli’s title hopes dented as Edin Dzkeo stars for Roma

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Edin Dzeko scored twice as Roma dealt a major blow to Napoli’s hopes of winning the Serie A title with a 4-2 victory at Stadio San Paolo. Napoli, who last won the Scudetto in 1990, led reigning champions Juventus by four points before the Bianconeri closed the gap to one following their dramatic 1-0 triumph at Lazio earlier on Saturday. It looked like Napoli ...

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Roma, Inter join the race for Kwadwo Asamoah

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Roma and Inter Milan are looking on with interest following reports that Ghana international Kwadwo Asamoah will not renew his expiring deal with Juventus. After months of uncertainty regarding his future at Allianz Stadium, the 29-year-old, who joined the Old Lady from Udinese in 2012, has reportedly decided not to extend his contract, which is set to run out at ...

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“I was offered a chance to replace Maradona”- Tony Yeboah

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Ghanaian football legend Tony Yeboah has remarkably revealed that he was offered the chance to replace Maradona when the Argentine left Napoli in 1991. Yeboah, was a member of the Black Stars for over ten years, and represented Ghana at three Africa Cup of Nations during the 1990s scoring 29 goals in 59 appearances for Ghana. Yeboah joined German top flight side Eintracht ...

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UCL: Aguero break Man City record in Napoli victory

Sergio Aguero has only taken 264 games to score his 178 goals (Image credit: EPA)

Sergio Aguero became Manchester City’s all-time top-scorer as they beat Napoli to reach the Champions League knockout stages in a game that lived up to the hype. City came from behind to win in a meeting between the free-scoring, unbeaten top sides in the Premier League and Serie A. The hosts were on top for the first 30 minutes and ...

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Napoli beat Roma 1-0 to go five points clear of losing Juventus

Lazio players celebrate with Ciro Immobile after a goal against Juventus. MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images

Ciro Immobile scored twice in a 2-1 Lazio victory in Turin as Paulo Dybala failed to save Juventus from suffering their first home defeat in Serie A in more than two years. A product of the Juve academy who was recently a formidable goal-scoring force for their cross-town rivals Torino, Immobile continued his hot streak this term with a leveller shortly after ...

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UEFA Champions League Preview: Napoli v Real Madrid

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“The pressure is all on Madrid” according to Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri, with his side determined to channel their fans’ passion as they bid to overturn a 3-1 deficit against the European champions. Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri puts pressure on Madrid: “they have to qualify” Real Madrid recovered from a goal down to win 3-1 in the first leg on ...

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Champions League: Madrid flex goalscoring muscles to halt Napoli

selves. They will need 90 minutes like that at the San Paolo to have any chance of overturning the deficit.

 Casemiro (Real Madrid) & Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli)
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 Casemiro (Real Madrid) & Marek Hamšík (Napoli)
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 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
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 Dries Mertens (Napoli) & Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
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 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) & Pepe Reina (Napoli)
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 Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)
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Eye-catching goals were the order of the day as Real Madrid recovered from 1-0 down to end Napoli‘s 18-match unbeaten run in spectacular fashion at the Santiago Bernabéu. Real Madrid recovered from a goal down to end Napoli‘s 18-game unbeaten run in spectacular fashion at the Santiago Bernabéu. Madrid picked themselves up, dusted themselves down and came right back at ...

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UCL Preview: Real Madrid v Napoli: line-ups, form guide

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Holders Madrid eyeing seventh straight quarter-final appearance Free-scoring Napoli unbeaten in 18 matches in all competitions Merengues have won 28 of last 33 European home games, losing once Dries Mertens has scored 14 goals in last 11 outings Italian visitors have full-strength squad to choose from Possible line-ups: Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Kroos, Casemiro, Modrić; Vázquez, Benzema, ...

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Simone Zaza strikes late to give Juventus narrow win over Napoli

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If you believe the old adage, there are only two certainties in life; death and taxes. In Italian football, an annual Juventus title triumph seems to have been added to the list of human inevitabilities. The Bianconeri has claimed the Serie A crown for four years in a row — doing so by a mammoth 17-point margin last term. But ...

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Rafa Benitez lands in Spain ahead of Real Madrid move

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Rafa Benitez has landed in Spain ahead of his expected move to Real Madrid. The former Napoli manager, who spell at the Serie A side came to end with a 4-2 defeat at home to Lazio on Sunday, is set to be handed the reins at the Bernabeu. Madrid-born Benitez has been strongly linked with Real this summer, the club ...

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