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Napoli e Juventus non si fermano, sabato il super match. Terza vittoria di fila per la Roma di Spalletti

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Come da previsioni Napoli e Juventus vincono ancora in Serie A (rispettivamente in casa col Carpi grazie al rigore di Higuain, e al Matusa contro il Frosinone, con reti di Cuadrado e Dybala, ndr) e si preparano al grande scontro, in programma Sabato 13 Febbraio allo Stadium bianconero. Fiorentina e Inter rallentano, ne approfitta la [.

Snapshot: Napoli Fans Hold Up Pictures Of Kalidou Koulibaly In Support Of Their Racially Abused Star…

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Ahead of Sunday's Serie A clash between Napoli and Carpi at the Stadio San Paolo, the home fansproduced a lovely act of support for the Partenopei's defensive star Kalidou Koulibaly, who had suffered appalling racial abuse from Lazio fans last week.

The vile abuse suffered by the Senegalese defender at the Stadio Olimpico caused Wednesday's game to be temporarily suspended by ref Massimo Irrati, although it did eventually get back underway, with Napoli winning 2-0.

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

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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

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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.

Lazio fined €50,000 following racist chants

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Serie A club Lazio have been handed a heavy fine after the racist abuse directed at Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

According to reports from Fourfourtwo, Lazio have been fined €50,000 and ordered to shut the Curva Nord, a section of the stadium, for two games following the racial abuse suffered by the Napoli defender on Wednesday.

Juve di misura, Napoli corsaro a Roma. Perla di Zarate, la Viola ringrazia

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Prosegue il duello a suon di vittorie tra Napoli e Juventus in Serie A. Gli azzurri di Sarri espugnano l'Olimpico e mandano ko la Lazio per 2 a 0 (Higuain Callejon per il settimo successo di fila) mentre la Juventus piega di misura (autogol di De Maio sull'iniziativa di Cuadrado) il Genoa allo Stadium e conquista [.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Video Napoli vs Inter Milan 0-2 Highlights 2016 Coppa Italia Goals Jovetic Ljajic

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Napoli vs Inter Milan 2016 (Napoli-Inter VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Napoli-Inter 0-2 (Jovetic, Ljajic) Stadio San Paolo, Naples- 19 January, 2016- Italian Cup Late goals from Jovetic and Ljajic help Inter beat Napoli in their Coppa Italia clash English commentary, Vidme Condensed highlights, Italian commentary, Facebook Italian commentary, Vidme Napoli-Inter 0-1 (Jovetic goal [.

Higuain’s record pace leads Napoli’s title charge

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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

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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.

Dybala double inspires Juventus to 10th straight

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Paulo Dybala hit a brace and Alex Sandro struck his maiden Juventus goal in a 4-0 rout away to Udinese that closed the gap on Serie A leaders Napoli to two points on Sunday.

Napoli, who are gunning for a first title in 26 years, went top of the pile on Saturday thanks to a 3-1 win over Sassuolo when striker Gonzalo Higuain took his tally to 20 goals in 20 games.

Dybala double inspires Juventus to 10th straight

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Paulo Dybala hit a brace and Alex Sandro struck his maiden Juventus goal in a 4-0 rout away to Udinese that closed the gap on Serie A leaders Napoli to two points on Sunday.

Napoli, who are gunning for a first title in 26 years, went top of the pile on Saturday thanks to a 3-1 win over Sassuolo when striker Gonzalo Higuain took his tally to 20 goals in 20 games.

Title-chasing Napoli await Serie A giant killers

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Former Napoli defender Paolo Cannavaro has played down Sassuolo's 'giant-killer' status as the Serie A minnows look to claim another scalp on their way to an unlikely place in Europe next season.

Cannavaro was a reluctant departee from Napoli when he was transferred to Sassuolo in January 2014.

Title-chasing Napoli await Serie A giant killers

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Former Napoli defender Paolo Cannavaro has played down Sassuolo's 'giant-killer' status as the Serie A minnows look to claim another scalp on their way to an unlikely place in Europe next season.

Cannavaro was a reluctant departee from Napoli when he was transferred to Sassuolo in January 2014.

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

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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

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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

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'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

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'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.

Video Frosinone vs Napoli 1-5 Highlights 2016 Hamsik Higuain Goals Albiol

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Frosinone vs Napoli 2016 (Frosinone-Napoli VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Frosinone vs Napoli 1-5 (Sammarco/Albiol, Higuain*2, Hamsik, Gabbiadini) Stadio Comunale- 10 January, 2016- 10/1/16- 14.00 UK KO- Sunday Napoli go top in Italy as Higuain's double helps them down Frosinone 5-1 6:21 duration, Vidme, Russian commentary Frosinone-Napoli 0-1 (Albiol goal vs Frosinone 20′) Frosinone [.

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 [.

Lazio corsara a Milano con l’Inter, Napoli e Fiorentina in corsia di sorpasso

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L'inaspettata ma meritata vittoria della Lazio a San Siro contro l'Inter di Mancini, per 2 a 1 (super Candreva, autore di una doppietta, Icardi per il momentaneo 1 a 1, Felipe Melo peggiore in campo per il fallo da rigore del decisivo 2 a 1 e la sciagurata espulsione, con il colpo da kung-fu ai [...]

Video Atalanta vs Napoli 1-3 Highlights 2015 Goals Higuain Hamsik

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Atalanta vs Napoli 2015 (Atalanta-Napoli VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Atalanta vs Napoli 1-3 (Gomez/Hamsik, Higuain*2) 20 December, 2015- 20/12/15- Serie A Gonzalo Higuain's double helps Napoli down Atalanta in this Italian Serie A clash 5:46 duration, Italian commentary, Vidme Italian commentary, Facebook, 4:07 duration, condensed highlights Atalanta-Napoli 0-1 (Hamsik penalty vs Atalanta 52′) [.

Video Napoli vs Hellas Verona 3-0 Highlights 2015 Coppa Goals El Kaddouri Mertens Callejon

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Napoli vs Hellas Verona 2015 (Napoli-Verona VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Napoli-Verona 3-0 (El Kaddouri, Mertens, Callejon) Stadio San Siro, Naples- 16 December, 2015- 16/12/15 Napoli advance to a last eight showdown against Inter after beating Verona 3-0 in the Italian Cup 1:49 duration, Dailymotion 2:48 duration, Italian commentary, Vidme Napoli-Verona 1-0 (El Kaddouri [.

Video Bologna vs Napoli 3-2 Highlights 2015 Goals Destro Higuain

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Bologna vs Napoli 2015 (Bologna-Napoli VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Bologna vs Napoli 3-2 (Destro*2, Rossettini/Higuain*2) Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, Bologna- 6 December, 2015- 6/12/15- Serie A Napoli suffer a surprise away loss at Bologna despite Gonzalo Higuain's late brace English commentary, 3:55 duration, Vidme Bologna-Napoli 1-0 (Destro goal vs Napoli 14′) Bologna-Napoli 2-0 (Rossettini [.

Higuain e Reina super, il Napoli batte l’Inter e vola in vetta. Pari tra Sassuolo e Fiorentina

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Napoli al comando della Serie A in solitaria dopo 25 anni, dopo quello di Diego Armando Maradona, del secondo scudetto (stagione 1989-90, Presidente Ferlaino e allenatore Albertino Bigon, ndr). Gli azzurri di Sarri mandano al tappeto l'Inter grazie alla doppietta del solito fantastico "pipita" Higuain, ma anche alla super parata di Reina nel rocambolesco finale, [.

Video Napoli vs Inter Milan 2-1 Highlights 2015 Goals Higuain Ljajic Red Card Nagatomo

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Napoli vs Inter Milan 2015 (Napoli-Inter VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Napoli vs Inter 2-1 (Higuain*2/Ljajic) Stadio San Paolo, Naples- 30 November, 2015- 30/11/15- Monday Gonzalo Higuain's double helps Napoli go top of the table as they beat ten man Inter in their Italian league clash on Monday 1:28 duration, Vimeo Extended English highlights, [.

Video Hellas Verona vs Napoli 0-2 Highlights 2015 Goals Insigne Higuain

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Hellas Verona vs Napoli 2015 (Verona-Napoli VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Verona-Napoli 0-2 (Insigne, Higuain) Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi, Verona- 22 November, 2015- Serie A- 22/11/15- Sunday- 11.30 UK KO Second half goals from Insigne and Higuain help Sarri's Napoli beat Verona 2-0 English commentary, Vid.

29 goals last season: Chelsea board ask Mourinho to sign elite finisher

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Chelsea hierarchy are determined to sign a premier striker during the January transfer window and they have identified the Napoli hitman Gonzalo Higuain as the ideal candidate.

Chelsea striker Diego Costa is struggling to replicate last season's form and Radamel Falcao has been a massive flop since swapping Old Trafford for Stamford Bridge.

Serie A Table Week 12: Results, Talking Points, Top Scorers

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Fiorentina extended their stay at the summit of theSerie A after beating Sampdoria 2-0 atthe Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

Josip Ilicic, a reported target for Liverpool, gave the Viola an early lead through a penalty.

Inter Milan

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

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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

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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.

Soccer Monday: Your Running Commentary

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Monday's clash between Inter Milan and Napoli could go a long way towards deciding this season's top teamin Serie A.

The two Italian giants collide in a meeting of the league's top two teams, with Napoli currently sitting two points behind Inter for the first spot onthe Italian table. Under manager Roberto Mancini, Inter Milan have surrendered just seven goals in 13 games while amassing nine wins to leap to the top of Serie A.

Lorenzo Insigne

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.

Injury News

International break injuries to sideline Napoli’s Dries Mertens and Manolo Gabbiadini

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Title-chasers Napoli are counting the cost of last week's round of international friendlies with fears forwards Dries Mertens and Manolo Gabbiadini will miss their next two league games.

Napoli, who sit two points off leaders Fiorentina, travel to struggling Verona on Sunday looking to maintain their title push before hosting fellow hopefuls Inter in a crucial game at the San Paolo next weekend.

International break injuries to sideline Napoli’s Dries Mertens and Manolo Gabbiadini

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Title-chasers Napoli are counting the cost of last week's round of international friendlies with fears forwards Dries Mertens and Manolo Gabbiadini will miss their next two league games.

Napoli, who sit two points off leaders Fiorentina, travel to struggling Verona on Sunday looking to maintain their title push before hosting fellow hopefuls Inter in a crucial game at the San Paolo next weekend.

The Rest

Arsenal interest in Brazilian DM confirmed

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