Maurizio Sarri

AFP

Ramos, Morata strike as Real crush Napoli hopes

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Naples (Italy) (AFP) – Captain Sergio Ramos and Alvaro Morata struck one apiece as 11-time winners Real Madrid secured a seventh successive Champions League quarter-final berth with a clinical 3-1 win over Napoli on Tuesday.

Real, who took a commanding 3-1 first leg lead at the Santiago Bernabeu last month, looked to be facing a tough night in Naples after Dries Mertens finished off a great attacking move to give the hosts a 24th minute lead.

Ramos, Morata strike as Real crush Napoli hopes

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Naples (Italy) (AFP) – Captain Sergio Ramos and Alvaro Morata struck one apiece as 11-time winners Real Madrid secured a seventh successive Champions League quarter-final berth with a clinical 3-1 win over Napoli on Tuesday.

Real, who took a commanding 3-1 first leg lead at the Santiago Bernabeu last month, looked to be facing a tough night in Naples after Dries Mertens finished off a great attacking move to give the hosts a 24th minute lead.

Allegri says wants another 400 games with Juve

World Cup Buzz at related • 1 view

Rome (AFP) – Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has brushed aside rumours of a move to England’s Premier League by saying he hopes to be at the helm of the Serie A champions for “another 300 or 400” games.

Allegri, who led Juventus to the Champions League final in his first season in charge in 2015 and a defeat to Barcelona, has been linked with a move to Arsenal amid reports suggesting Arsene Wenger could step down as coach of the Gunners.

Allegri says wants another 400 games with Juve

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Rome (AFP) – Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has brushed aside rumours of a move to England’s Premier League by saying he hopes to be at the helm of the Serie A champions for “another 300 or 400” games.

Allegri, who led Juventus to the Champions League final in his first season in charge in 2015 and a defeat to Barcelona, has been linked with a move to Arsenal amid reports suggesting Arsene Wenger could step down as coach of the Gunners.

Napoli’s Mertens a happy striker ahead of Dinamo clash

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Milan (AFP) Belgium's Dries Mertens said he's happy to remain Napoli's number one striker against Dinamo Kiev on Wednesday, as long as it helps the Italians secure their ticket for the Champions League last 16.

With Poland striker Milik not due to return from a knee ligament injury until January, Mertens has been pushed in to the centre of Maurizio Sarri's attack and has delivered with impressive results.

Napoli’s Mertens a happy striker ahead of Dinamo clash

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Milan (AFP) Belgium's Dries Mertens said he's happy to remain Napoli's number one striker against Dinamo Kiev on Wednesday, as long as it helps the Italians secure their ticket for the Champions League last 16.

With Poland striker Milik not due to return from a knee ligament injury until January, Mertens has been pushed in to the centre of Maurizio Sarri's attack and has delivered with impressive results.

Napoli

Napoli’s chainsmoking coach Sarri out to defy Zidane

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Milan (AFP) – He is a tracksuit-wearing chain-smoker and former bank employee, but Maurizio Sarri certainly won’t feel intimidated when he leads Napoli against the mighty Real Madrid of French legend Zinedine Zidane.

“He’s a master, an extraordinary coach,” Arrigo Sacchi, who orchestrated AC Milan’s unprecedented run of success at home in Europe in the 1990s, said of the 58-year-old Italian coach.

Napoli’s chainsmoking coach Sarri out to defy Zidane

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Milan (AFP) – He is a tracksuit-wearing chain-smoker and former bank employee, but Maurizio Sarri certainly won’t feel intimidated when he leads Napoli against the mighty Real Madrid of French legend Zinedine Zidane.

“He’s a master, an extraordinary coach,” Arrigo Sacchi, who orchestrated AC Milan’s unprecedented run of success at home in Europe in the 1990s, said of the 58-year-old Italian coach.

Napoli boss lashes out at ‘unworthy’ pitch

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Milan (AFP) Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri slammed the "unworthy" pitch at Crotone after a precious 2-1 victory saw his side back to winning ways despite Manolo Gabbiadini's first-half sending-off.

Crotone's promotion to Italy's top flight at the end of last season came with an unwelcome surprise in structural terms their stadium did not meet Serie A criteria.

Sarri a believer as Napoli look to make history

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Milan (AFP) Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri insists he has "total faith" his side will make up for recent setbacks in Serie A by making Champions League history against Besiktas on Wednesday.

Successive Group B wins over Dinamo Kiev and Benfica means Napoli stand on the verge of becoming the first team to clinch a last 16 berth after just three games.

‘Emotional’ Sarri calls for Napoli calm

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Naples (Italy) (AFP) Emotional Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri called for calm after a 4-2 demolition of Benfica on Wednesday put the Italian giants within sight of a coveted place in the last 16 of the Champions League.

"Mentally, this is only a confirmation for us and it will give us a spur. But we have to be mindful that that is all it will give us," Sarri told reporters.

‘Emotional’ Sarri calls for Napoli calm

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Naples (Italy) (AFP) Emotional Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri called for calm after a 4-2 demolition of Benfica on Wednesday put the Italian giants within sight of a coveted place in the last 16 of the Champions League.

"Mentally, this is only a confirmation for us and it will give us a spur. But we have to be mindful that that is all it will give us," Sarri told reporters.

Milik, Mertens star as Napoli outclass Benfica

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Milan (AFP) Arkadiusz Milik struck his third Champions League goal and Dries Mertens hit a brace as Napoli staked an early claim for a place in the last 16 with a 4-2 win against Benfica on Wednesday.

Milik, signed as a replacement for Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain, headed a brace in a 2-1 come-from-behind win at Dinamo Kiev a fortnight ago to hand coach Maurizio Sarri his maiden win in the competition.

Hamsik hits century as Napoli outclass Chievo

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Milan (AFP) Marek Hamsik celebrated hitting his 100th goal for Napoli in a 2-0 win over Chievo that will instill confidence ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash at home to Benfica.

Yet Slovakian international Hamsik, who is now only 15 short of equalling the all-time scorers' record at the club, held by former icon Diego Maradona, said the focus is now on Europe.

Higuain hits 24th goal as Napoli and Juventus pull away in Serie A race

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views
Photo credit: AFP

Gonzalo Higuain hit his 24th goal in as many Serie A games as triumphant Napoli and Juventus moved closer towards a scudetto duel after slip-ups by title rivals Inter Milan and Fiorentina.

Higuain and Napoli have been transformed since Maurizio Sarri took over from Rafael Benitez last summer but it took a second-half penalty for the Argentinian to keep Napoli top of the pile in a cagey 1-0 win over 10-man Carpi.

Higuain hits 24th goal as Napoli and Juventus pull away in Serie A race

EPL Talk at related • 0 views
Photo credit: AFP

Gonzalo Higuain hit his 24th goal in as many Serie A games as triumphant Napoli and Juventus moved closer towards a scudetto duel after slip-ups by title rivals Inter Milan and Fiorentina.

Higuain and Napoli have been transformed since Maurizio Sarri took over from Rafael Benitez last summer but it took a second-half penalty for the Argentinian to keep Napoli top of the pile in a cagey 1-0 win over 10-man Carpi.

Napoli’s Maurizio Sarri handed two-game suspension for homophobic slur

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views
Photo credit: AFP.

The gay president of an Italian fifth division club has urged Serie A players and officials not to be afraid to declare their homosexuality as the furor over Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri's homophobic rant rumbled on Thursday.

Sarri has steered Napoli to the summit of Italy's top flight.

Napoli’s Maurizio Sarri handed two-game suspension for homophobic slur

EPL Talk at related • 0 views
Photo credit: AFP.

The gay president of an Italian fifth division club has urged Serie A players and officials not to be afraid to declare their homosexuality as the furor over Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri's homophobic rant rumbled on Thursday.

Sarri has steered Napoli to the summit of Italy's top flight.

Gay rights group wants Italian authorities to make an example of Maurizio Sarri

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views
Photo credit: AFP.

An Italian gay rights group demanded on Wednesday that Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri be punished for his homophobic rant at Inter Milan counterpart Roberto Mancini. Following Inter's 2-0 Italian Cup quarterfinal victory at Napoli on Tuesday night, Sarri called Mancini a "poof," leading to a furious reaction from the former Manchester City boss.

Gay rights group wants Italian authorities to make an example of Maurizio Sarri

EPL Talk at related • 0 views
Photo credit: AFP.

An Italian gay rights group demanded on Wednesday that Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri be punished for his homophobic rant at Inter Milan counterpart Roberto Mancini. Following Inter's 2-0 Italian Cup quarterfinal victory at Napoli on Tuesday night, Sarri called Mancini a "poof," leading to a furious reaction from the former Manchester City boss.

Mancini says ‘racist’ Sarri called him a ‘poof’ during Coppa Italia clash

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views
Photo credit: AFP.

Furious Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini blasted Napoli counterpart Maurizio Sarri a "racist" and claimed his rival called him a "poof" following a fiery finish to Inter's 2-0 Italian Cup victory on Tuesday. Mancini and Sarri clashed on the touchline after Adem Ljajic killed off the quarterfinal tie at the San Paolo stadium in Naples in injury time to add to Stevan Jovetic's opener.

Mancini says ‘racist’ Sarri called him a ‘poof’ during Coppa Italia clash

EPL Talk at related • 0 views
Photo credit: AFP.

Furious Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini blasted Napoli counterpart Maurizio Sarri a "racist" and claimed his rival called him a "poof" following a fiery finish to Inter's 2-0 Italian Cup victory on Tuesday. Mancini and Sarri clashed on the touchline after Adem Ljajic killed off the quarterfinal tie at the San Paolo stadium in Naples in injury time to add to Stevan Jovetic's opener.

Higuain’s record pace leads Napoli’s title charge

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views
Photo credit: AFP.

Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri hailed Gonzalo Higuain as "the top striker in the world" but says the Argentinian can do more on his record-setting run towards Serie A's top scorer's award.

"If he was a little more aggressive when going to the net, he'd score a lot more," Sarri said after Napoli moved two points clear of Juventus and four ahead of Inter Milan at the top of Serie A thanks to a 3-1 win against Sassuolo on Saturday.

Higuain’s record pace leads Napoli’s title charge

EPL Talk at related • 0 views
Photo credit: AFP.

Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri hailed Gonzalo Higuain as "the top striker in the world" but says the Argentinian can do more on his record-setting run towards Serie A's top scorer's award.

"If he was a little more aggressive when going to the net, he'd score a lot more," Sarri said after Napoli moved two points clear of Juventus and four ahead of Inter Milan at the top of Serie A thanks to a 3-1 win against Sassuolo on Saturday.

Serie A midterm report: Juventus recovery throws holders into wide open title race

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Napoli were crowned Serie A's winter champions on Sunday following their 5-1 demolition of relegation fighters Frosinone. Despite Napoli's current form under first-year coach Maurizio Sarri, the Partenopei are looking over their shoulders at arch-rivals and reigning Scudetto holders Juventus as they close in.

Serie A midterm report: Juventus recovery throws holders into wide open title race

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Napoli were crowned Serie A's winter champions on Sunday following their 5-1 demolition of relegation fighters Frosinone. Despite Napoli's current form under first-year coach Maurizio Sarri, the Partenopei are looking over their shoulders at arch-rivals and reigning Scudetto holders Juventus as they close in.

Naples, Maradona abuzz as Napoli title talk hits fever pitch

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views
Photo credit: AFP.

'Winter champion' pizzas are on the menu and Naples' favorite son, Diego Maradona, has promised to arrive by helicopter if Napoli fulfill their promise of winning the league title. But for coach Maurizio Sarri, who has steered Napoli to top spot at the halfway point for the first time in 26 years, all talk of a first league crown since Maradona's heyday at the San Paolo is premature.

Naples, Maradona abuzz as Napoli title talk hits fever pitch

EPL Talk at related • 0 views
Photo credit: AFP.

'Winter champion' pizzas are on the menu and Naples' favorite son, Diego Maradona, has promised to arrive by helicopter if Napoli fulfill their promise of winning the league title. But for coach Maurizio Sarri, who has steered Napoli to top spot at the halfway point for the first time in 26 years, all talk of a first league crown since Maradona's heyday at the San Paolo is premature.

The day I became Napoli fan

Football Fanaticos at related • 0 views
Nunca he tenido un equipo italiano favorito. Hace muchos años yo solía seguir la liga de cerca, pero esto se redujo acabar con los escándalos de corrupción alrededor de la Juventus a mediados de los 00s. Como un ávido fanático de Maradona, yo también siempre había simpatizado con el Napoli, pero la falta de resultados y nunca haber estado en la ciudad no me fan hacer.

Roberto Mancini

Italian FA asked to punish Daniele De Rossi over gypsy slur

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views
Photo credit: AFP.

Italian soccer bosses should punish Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi for allegedly calling Juventus midfielder Mario Mandzukic "a shitty gypsy" during a heated Serie A clash, rights groups said Monday. The Associazione 21 lluglio and Popica Onlus, organizations which defend the rights of ethnic Roma and Sinti people in Italy, said De Rossi should be sanctioned as swiftly and severely as Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri was last week for homophobic abuse.

Italian FA asked to punish Daniele De Rossi over gypsy slur

EPL Talk at related • 0 views
Photo credit: AFP.

Italian soccer bosses should punish Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi for allegedly calling Juventus midfielder Mario Mandzukic "a shitty gypsy" during a heated Serie A clash, rights groups said Monday. The Associazione 21 lluglio and Popica Onlus, organizations which defend the rights of ethnic Roma and Sinti people in Italy, said De Rossi should be sanctioned as swiftly and severely as Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri was last week for homophobic abuse.

Napoli Manager Suspended For Two Games For Homophobic Insults

Soccer Tickets Online at related • 0 views

Today the Lega Serie A showed that it still lives in the stone age when it gave Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri a slapon the wrist with its two match suspension for two future Coppa Italia matches and fined him €20,000 for making homophobic remarks at Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini earlier this week.

Mancini Accuses Napoli Manager Of Racist And Homophobic Slurs

Soccer Tickets Online at related • 0 views

Fireworks in the Coppa Italia on Tuesday night where Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini accused Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri of racist and homophobic slurs following the quarter-final clash between the two sides in Naples.

Mancini was sent to the stands in the closing stages of Inter's 2-0 victory, which saw them book their place in the semi-finals.

‘Napoli Boss Maurizio Sarri Is A Racist’ – Inter Manager Roberto Mancini Angry After Coppa Italia Bust-Up

Who Ate All the Pies at related • 1 view

Tuesday night's Coppa Italia quarter-final between Serie A giants Inter Milan and Napoli ended in a 2-0 vicotyr for the Nerazzurri. However, the real story of the night happened on the sidelines, with Inter boss Roberto Mancini accusing his counterpartMaurizio Sarri of spouting racist and homophobic abuse during the game.