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There were talks making the rounds that the job of Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso was hanging by a thread after some disappointing results including the semi-final exit from the Coppa Italia in midweek.

Napoli deal Juventus a title-chasing blow

However, neither appeared possible. They were to achieve that tall order against the Serie A champions Juventus, that had won nine of their last 11 games in all competitions and boasted an unyielding defense. And, they were to overcome such daunting challenge without key players like Belgian striker Dries Mertens and Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso said Sunday he felt foolish for giving Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen permission to travel home for Christmas with the forward testing positive for coronavirus on his return.

Napoli boss: Victor Osimhen still not fully fit to play a full game

Gennaro Gattuso has said Napoli ‘shot ourselves in the foot’ during their 2-1 defeat to Genoa and they are still battling to keep Victor Osimhen in top shape for a top-grade game.
Napoli communicated on Friday that Kalidou Koulibaly has tested positive for the coronavirus after the latest PCR test. The Senegalese centre-back will miss his side's next few matches.

Kalidou Koulibaly tests positive for coronavirus

Napoli communicated on Friday that Kalidou Koulibaly has tested positive for the coronavirus after the latest PCR test. The Senegalese centre-back will miss his side's next few matches.

Vincent Enyeama makes CAF team of the Decade with Asisat Oshoala, three others in...

One of Nigeria’s Super Eagles’ most reliable hands between the sticks of the goalpost, the former Lille goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, has been named in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Team of the Decade (TOTD), 2011-2020, by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS).
Lorenzo Insigne scored twice and set up another as Napoli thumped Fiorentina 6-0 on Sunday to move into third in Serie A.

Serie A: Napoli thrash Fiorentina 6-0 to go third

Napoli got back to winning ways in their newly-named Diego Armando Maradona Stadium after falling to promoted Spezia in their last home match.
Former Super Eagles stars Nwankwo Kanu and Sunday Oliseh and the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF have joined the rest in mourning former Senegal star Papa Bouba Diop, who died on Sunday.

Senegal legend Papa Bouba Diop gets post-humous national award

Former Senegalese soccer international, Papa Bouba Diop, who died last Sunday in Arras, northern France, will receive a post-humous national award on Friday, after his body arrived in Dakar, before his burial on Saturday in Rufisque, his hometown.
Napoli players are '100 per cent' behind manager Gennaro Gattuso after Sunday's 3-1 loss to AC Milan, according to Kalidou Koulibaly.

Kalidou Koulibaly: Napoli need winning mentality after AC Milan setback

Napoli players are '100 per cent' behind manager Gennaro Gattuso after Sunday's 3-1 loss to AC Milan, according to Kalidou Koulibaly.
Gennaro Gattuso was critical of himself and his Napoli players after a 3-1 home defeat to Milan. ‘It’s no coincidence that we falter in the important games.

Gennaro Gattuso: Napoli lack big game mentality

Gennaro Gattuso was critical of himself and his Napoli players after a 3-1 home defeat to Milan. ‘It’s no coincidence that we falter in the important games.
N'Golo Kante has been ruled out of Chelsea's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United at Wembley on Sunday.

Massimo Moratti: Inter would win Serie A with N’Golo Kante, Kalidou Koulibaly

Inter would win Serie A with Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante and Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, according to Massimo Moratti.
Super Eagles forward and Napoli new signing Victor Osimhen admitted on Wednesday he was skeptical of joining the Serie A club because of the racist reputation of some fans in Italy.

Victor Osimhen grabs winning goal for Napoli

The Nigeria international, Victor Osimhen, got the only goal of the game as his Serie A side, Napoli battled to a lone goal victory away to Bologna on Sunday.
Former Napoli centre-forward Andrea Carnevale has urged Victor Osimhen to be more selfish in order to score more goals.

Andrea Carnevale: Victor Osimhen must be more selfish to score goals

Former Napoli centre-forward Andrea Carnevale has urged Victor Osimhen to be more selfish in order to score more goals.
Louis Saha believes Paul Pogba is the only world-class player at Manchester United right now and is adamant he has Ballon d'Or potential.

Paul Pogba denies quitting France team over president’s comments

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba on Monday denied media reports that claimed he had quit the French national team over comments made by the country’s president, Emmanuel Macron.
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has heaped plaudits on Kelechi Iheanacho after the forward impressed in Thursday night Europa League win against Zorya.

Kelechi Iheanacho hails Leicester City Europa League win vs Zorya

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has heaped plaudits on Kelechi Iheanacho after the forward impressed in Thursday night Europa League win against Zorya.
Manchester City have reached an agreement with Benfica for the transfer of Portuguese defender Ruben Dias.

Manchester City agree £62 million fee for Portuguese defender

The 23-year-old will move to the Etihad Stadium in a deal worth £62million (€68m), while Argentine defender Nicolas Otamendi heads the other way in a separate deal, with City receiving £13.6m (€16m).
Former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher, has identified Manchester City playmaker, Kevin de Bruyne, as among the three best players in the world, behind Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Jamie Carragher names third best player in the world

Former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher, has identified Manchester City playmaker, Kevin de Bruyne, as among the three best players in the world, behind Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Manchester City name new captain after Silva departure

Fernandinho will be Manchester City’s captain for the 2020-21 season, manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed.
Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen trained for the first time with his new team, SS Napoli on Monday.

Napoli’s Victor Osimhen starts from bench in Serie A opener vs Parma

Victor Osimhen will potentially make his long-awaited Napoli debut from the bench having been named among the substitutes in their Serie A opener against Parma on Sunday.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has urged his players to put behind them, the disappointment of losing to their 2019-2020 Champions League quarterfinal match to Olympique Lyon and get ready to fight as a stronger side in next season’s edition.

Pep Guardiola must rise to challenge as Manchester City chase Liverpool

Pep Guardiola faces a stern test of his managerial philosophy as the Manchester City boss aims to overhaul Premier League champions Liverpool this season.
Sevilla have reportedly turned down a shock €55m offer from Premier League giants Manchester City for central defender Jules Kounde.

Sevilla reject €55 million bid for Jules Kounde from Manchester City

Sevilla have reportedly turned down a shock €55m offer from Premier League giants Manchester City for central defender Jules Kounde.
Kalidou Koulibaly has called Napoli's 4-0 Champions League win over Genk on Tuesday night an important victory.

Manchester City set new deadline date for Kalidou Koulibaly deal

Manchester City have set a new deadline date for the completion of a deal for Napoli central defender Kalidou Koulibaly, with the player’s agent expected in Italy next week to meet with Aurelio De Laurentiis, according to the latest reports from Italy.
Kalidou Koulibaly has called Napoli's 4-0 Champions League win over Genk on Tuesday night an important victory.

Gennaro Gattuso: Kalidou Koulibaly to remain at Napoli if asking price not met

Napoli head coach Gennaro Gattuso said Kalidou Koulibaly will stay if the Serie A club’s asking price is not met as Manchester City reportedly eye the star defender.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis says he is looking forward to seeing more of Victor Osimhen after the Nigerian scored a hat-trick in his first game for the Serie A side.

UEFA hails Victor Osimhen after second hat-trick for Napoli

Europe’s football governing body UEFA has praised Victor Osimhen after he scored his second hat-trick for Napoli, in their 4-0 win against Teramo in Friday’s pre-season game.

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