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Napoli keep Serie A title hopes alive as Juventus held

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Milan (AFP) – Napoli kept their title hopes alive with a 4-2 win over Udinese on Wednesday as champions Juventus’ path to a seventh consecutive Serie A title was stalled 1-1 at Crotone.

Napoli came from behind twice to cut the gap on Juventus to four points with five games remaining including next Sunday’s top of the table clash between the two teams in Turin.

Napoli keep Serie A title hopes alive as Juventus held

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Milan (AFP) – Napoli kept their title hopes alive with a 4-2 win over Udinese on Wednesday as champions Juventus’ path to a seventh consecutive Serie A title was stalled 1-1 at Crotone.

Napoli came from behind twice to cut the gap on Juventus to four points with five games remaining including next Sunday’s top of the table clash between the two teams in Turin.

VAR helps Italy halt England’s World Cup momentum

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London (AFP) – Lorenzo Insigne’s penalty three minutes from time denied England another impressive World Cup warm-up friendly result as the video assistant referee (VAR) helped Italy salvage a 1-1 draw at Wembley on Tuesday.

England were on course to back up their 1-0 win over the Netherlands on Friday and draws against World Cup favourites Germany and Brazil back in November thanks to Jamie Vardy’s 26th-minute opener.

VAR helps Italy halt England’s World Cup momentum

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London (AFP) – Lorenzo Insigne’s penalty three minutes from time denied England another impressive World Cup warm-up friendly result as the video assistant referee (VAR) helped Italy salvage a 1-1 draw at Wembley on Tuesday.

England were on course to back up their 1-0 win over the Netherlands on Friday and draws against World Cup favourites Germany and Brazil back in November thanks to Jamie Vardy’s 26th-minute opener.

Roma end Napoli’s 10-win streak to throw Serie A title race wide open

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Rome (AFP) – Napoli’s 10-match winning streak in Serie A came to an end on Saturday when they slumped to a shock 4-2 home defeat to AS Roma as the leaders suffered just their second league loss this season.

The result kept Napoli on top of the table but their lead is now just one point after Juventus earlier defeated Lazio courtesy of an injury-time strike from Paulo Dybala.

Roma end Napoli’s 10-win streak to throw Serie A title race wide open

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Rome (AFP) – Napoli’s 10-match winning streak in Serie A came to an end on Saturday when they slumped to a shock 4-2 home defeat to AS Roma as the leaders suffered just their second league loss this season.

The result kept Napoli on top of the table but their lead is now just one point after Juventus earlier defeated Lazio courtesy of an injury-time strike from Paulo Dybala.

Napoli crush Cagliari to pull clear in Serie A

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Milan (AFP) – Napoli pulled four points clear at the top of Serie A on Monday with a 5-0 hammering of Cagliari a day after champions Juventus’ game in Turin was snowed off.

Jose Callejon and Dries Mertens gave Maurizio Sarri’s side a comfortable two-goal lead at the break with a goal from captain Marek Hamsik, a Lorenzo Insigne penalty and Mario Rui’s free-kick sealing a tenth straight league win.

Serie A leaders Napoli out of Italian Cup

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Rome (AFP) – Serie A leaders Napoli crashed out of the Italian Cup when a weakened side was beaten 2-1 at home by Atalanta in the quarter-finals on Tuesday.

Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri made a host of changes but did select Marek Hamsik, who recently became the club’s all-time top scorer, but the Slovak was anonymous and was replaced by Lorenzo Insigne after an hour.

Romulo rescues Verona with first Serie A win

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Verona (Italy) (AFP) – Romulo fired Verona to their first success of the Serie A campaign on Monday with a 1-0 win over 10-man Benevento.

Luca Antei was shown a straight red card in the first half after a rough challenge on Mattia Valoti, and after missing a string of chances Brazilian full-back Romulo volleyed in on 74 minutes.

Romulo rescues Verona with first Serie A win

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Verona (Italy) (AFP) – Romulo fired Verona to their first success of the Serie A campaign on Monday with a 1-0 win over 10-man Benevento.

Luca Antei was shown a straight red card in the first half after a rough challenge on Mattia Valoti, and after missing a string of chances Brazilian full-back Romulo volleyed in on 74 minutes.

Napoli pull clear as Lazio topple Juventus

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Milan (AFP) – Ciro Immobile’s second-half brace for Lazio condemned Serie A champions Juventus to a first home defeat in over two years, a 2-1 loss on Saturday that allowed Napoli to pull clear by beating Roma 1-0.

Paulo Dybala missed a late penalty as the Turin giants lost at home for the first time since August 2015 - ending a run of 38 wins and three draws for the six-time consecutive Serie A winners.

Napoli survive SPAL scare, El Shaarawy lifts Roma

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Milan (AFP) – Napoli battled past newcomers SPAL 3-2 on Saturday for a sixth straight win to remain top of Serie A as AS Roma cruised past Udinese 3-1.

Maurizio Sarri’s side have a maximum 18 points from six games to sit top with Juventus looking to join them later Saturday when they clash against city rivals Torino.

Napoli survive SPAL scare, El Shaarawy lifts Roma

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Milan (AFP) – Napoli battled past newcomers SPAL 3-2 on Saturday for a sixth straight win to remain top of Serie A as AS Roma cruised past Udinese 3-1.

Maurizio Sarri’s side have a maximum 18 points from six games to sit top with Juventus looking to join them later Saturday when they clash against city rivals Torino.

Ventura fires Spain warning after Liechtenstein rout

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Milan (AFP) – Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura has warned that failure to get it right against Spain in a crucial World Cup qualifier next September could prove costly.

Goals from Lorenzo Insigne, Andrea Belotti, Eder, Federico Bernardeschi and Manolo Gabbiadini in a 5-0 rout of Liechtenstein sent unbeaten Italy to their fifth win in Group G in Udine on Sunday.

Ventura fires Spain warning after Liechtenstein rout

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Milan (AFP) – Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura has warned that failure to get it right against Spain in a crucial World Cup qualifier next September could prove costly.

Goals from Lorenzo Insigne, Andrea Belotti, Eder, Federico Bernardeschi and Manolo Gabbiadini in a 5-0 rout of Liechtenstein sent unbeaten Italy to their fifth win in Group G in Udine on Sunday.

Insigne at the double against Empoli

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Milan (AFP) – Lorenzo Insigne hit a brace as Napoli survived a late fightback by Empoli to claim a 3-2 win on Sunday that moved them up to second in Serie A seven points behind Juventus.

Napoli looked on their way to an easy but maiden win at the Carlo Castellani stadium after Insigne struck twice, once from the spot, and Dries Mertens added a third before half-time.

Insigne at the double against Empoli

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Milan (AFP) – Lorenzo Insigne hit a brace as Napoli survived a late fightback by Empoli to claim a 3-2 win on Sunday that moved them up to second in Serie A seven points behind Juventus.

Napoli looked on their way to an easy but maiden win at the Carlo Castellani stadium after Insigne struck twice, once from the spot, and Dries Mertens added a third before half-time.

Hamsik sights Maradona’s Napoli record, Zeman conjures magic at Pescara

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Milan (AFP) – Marek Hamsik moved to within three goals of Diego Maradona’s Napoli record in a 3-1 win at Chievo as veteran Zdenek Zeman steered Pescara to a first win since August in a 5-0 rout of Genoa on Sunday.

Slovakia midfielder Hamsik took his tally to 112 on Sunday with an easy tap-in seven minutes before half-time, and is now just three short of Maradona’s 115-goal club record.

Hamsik sights Maradona’s Napoli record, Zeman conjures magic at Pescara

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Milan (AFP) – Marek Hamsik moved to within three goals of Diego Maradona’s Napoli record in a 3-1 win at Chievo as veteran Zdenek Zeman steered Pescara to a first win since August in a 5-0 rout of Genoa on Sunday.

Slovakia midfielder Hamsik took his tally to 112 on Sunday with an easy tap-in seven minutes before half-time, and is now just three short of Maradona’s 115-goal club record.

Real Madrid battle back to beat Napoli

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid came from behind to beat Napoli 3-1 on Wednesday in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Lorenzo Insigne gave the Italians an early lead but Karim Benzema equalised in the 18th minute, before Toni Kroos and Casemiro both scored early in the second half for the holders.

Italy’s Insigne targets weakened Belgium defence at Euro 2016

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Pérols (France) (AFP) Italy winger Lorenzo Insigne called on his teammates to exploit a Belgium defence riddled by injuries when the sides meet in their opening match at Euro 2016 on Monday.

"If I was the coach I would play on the attack because their defence isn't very solid," Insigne said at Friday's Italian team press conference at their base camp near Montpellier in southern France.

Italy’s Insigne targets weakened Belgium defence at Euro 2016

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Pérols (France) (AFP) Italy winger Lorenzo Insigne called on his teammates to exploit a Belgium defence riddled by injuries when the sides meet in their opening match at Euro 2016 on Monday.

"If I was the coach I would play on the attack because their defence isn't very solid," Insigne said at Friday's Italian team press conference at their base camp near Montpellier in southern France.

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England: Three Lions Draw At Wembley After VAR-Inspired Penalty Gives Italy Late Leveler (Video)

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A late VAR-inspired penalty fromLorenzo Insigne secured a 1-1 draw for Italy against England at Wembley on Tuesday night, after a decent display from the hosts.

Raheem Sterling, in a floating role behind Jamie Vardy, impressed throughout but it was the Leicester man who would open the scoring for the Three Lions, blasting home after a quickly-taken Jesse Lingard free-kick.

The Fall of Rome 2017

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THE AZZURRI'S ABSENCE FROM RUSSIA IS A LOSS TO THE GAME

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Russia 2018 has already written itself into the history books.

The Fall of Rome 2017

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THE AZZURRI'S ABSENCE FROM RUSSIA IS A LOSS TO THE GAME


"Here sighs and lamentations and loud cries were echoing across the starless air...strange utterances, horrible pronouncements, accents of anger, words of suffering and voices shrill and faint, and beating hands.

World Cup 2018 heartbreak: What went wrong for Italy and Ventura?

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It's arguably the big story of the whole World Cup 2018 qualification process. Italy have failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958 (which was also the last time Bolton...

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From Berlin to Balotelli through gloom and glory: The 10-year evolution of the Italy national team

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by Franco Ficetola What were you doing ten years ago today? If you're reading thisthen the chances are you probably love football. And if you love the beautiful game, it's more than...

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Italy’s Insigne ends De Gea’s unbeaten run in Spain friendly draw [VIDEO]

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Italy forward Lorenzo Insigne ended David De Gea's six-game unbeaten run in the Spain goal in a 1-1 friendly draw on Thursday that gave Azzurri fans hope for this summer's Euro 2016 in France.

Spain, who thrashed Italy 4-0 in the final of the 2012 European Championships, were on a seven-game winning run that had seen Manchester United 'keeper De Gea keep a clean sheet in their last six outings.

Italy’s Insigne ends De Gea’s unbeaten run in Spain friendly draw [VIDEO]

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Italy forward Lorenzo Insigne ended David De Gea's six-game unbeaten run in the Spain goal in a 1-1 friendly draw on Thursday that gave Azzurri fans hope for this summer's Euro 2016 in France.

Spain, who thrashed Italy 4-0 in the final of the 2012 European Championships, were on a seven-game winning run that had seen Manchester United 'keeper De Gea keep a clean sheet in their last six outings.

The 10 Series – Class of 2013 Review: Our 10 Serie A best young players of 2013 reviewed

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The 10 Series is our annual special feature on Just Football scouting the best young talents in Europe. Before we release our list of Serie A best young players to watch in 2014/15 later this week, how did Serie A's 10 Series Class of 2013 get on?

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Champions League: Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne Make Amusing Cock-Up While Attempting Heartfelt Shirt Tribute (Video)

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Napoli took just seven minutes to go 1-0 up against Feyenoord on Tuesday evening, giving scorer Lorenzo Insigne the chance to perform his homage to injured teammate Arkadiusz Milik.

The Polish striker is facing a minumum of four months out after undergoing major knee surgery for the second time in as many seasons.

7 assists, 12 goals: Arsenal planning to bid £33m for 25-yr-old midfielder

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Arsenal are one of the many clubs interested in signing Napoli’s highly rated attacking midfielder, Lorenzo Insigne.

The 25-year-old has been one of the top performers for Napoli this season, having scored 12 goals in the Serie A. He is the central creative outlet of the team, and has been involved in seven assists for the Naples.

Napoli: Dries Mertens And His Wife Dressed As Teammates Lorenzo Insigne And Marek Hamsik For Halloween (Photos)

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Stuck for a decent couple-friendly Halloween costume, Dries Mertens and his wife Katwere forced to get creative earlier in the week.

Indeed, the Belgianforward has revealed that he and his good lady spent the eve of All Hallows dressed as two of his Napoli teammates specficially Lorenzo Insigne and Marek Hamsik.

Video Lorenzo Insigne goal vs Torino 2016 | Napoli-Torino 2-1 Highlights Quaglirella Hamsik

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Napoli vs Torino 2016 (Napoli-Torino VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Napoli vs Torino 2-1 (Insigne, Hamsik/Quagliella pen) Stadio San Paolo, Naples- 6 January, 2016- 6/1/16 Lorenzo Insigne scores an absolute stunner as Napoli beat Torino in this midweek Serie A clash Goals, 2:43 duration, Vidme Condensed Italian commentary highlights, 4:20 duration, Facebook Napoli-Torino 1-0 [.

7 goals, 5 assists: Arsenal want 24-yr-old forward says agent

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Lorenzo Insigne has been in tremendous form this season for Napoli. As a result, he is drawing interest from several heavyweight European clubs, including the likes of Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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The Derby of the Sun kicks off on Sunday, and Serie A title hopes are on the line.

Napoli, just two points behind Inter Milan on the table entering the weekend, hosts AS Roma at Stadio San Paolo. Roma is only three points behind Napoli, and while it enters the weekend on a high after advancing into the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League, it has been unable to secure a win in its last five games.

Arsenal’s big money target signs new deal

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Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne has signed a contract extension which will keep him at the club till 2019. The 23 year old has been in impressive form this season and was stunning in the Partneopei's 2-0 win over Roma in the weekend.

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Italian journalist confirms Arsenal interest in Napoli star

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According to multiple reports, Arsenal have identified Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne. Arsenal...

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Must-See Goal: Lorenzo Insigne

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With a win Besiktas could capture the first pace in group B !

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Besiktas's victory in Napoli, has put the Black Eagles within a point of the Group B leaders.

On Tuesday, Besiktas could capture the first place in the group with a win in Istanbul !

In the first competitive meeting between the teams, Besiktas twice let the lead slip before Vincent Aboubakar struck a late winner, his second goal of the game, to secure a 3-2 victory.