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Mario Balotelli scores first Brescia goal in defeat to Napoli

Mario Balotelli scored his first goal for new club Brescia but the promoted northerners still fell to a 2-1 defeat to Napoli in Serie A action on Sunday.
Fernando Llorente scored a brace as Napoli eased past Lecce 4-1 to keep in touch with leaders Inter Milan and second-placed Juventus in Serie A on Sunday, while Edin Dzeko struck a stoppage-time winner for Roma.

Fernando Llorente brace keeps Napoli on track in Serie A

Fernando Llorente scored a brace as Napoli eased past Lecce 4-1 to keep in touch with leaders Inter Milan and second-placed Juventus in Serie A on Sunday, while Edin Dzeko struck a stoppage-time winner for Roma.
Inter boss Antonio Conte has urged his players to forget about the hype designating them as Juventus' chief rivals for Serie A glory this season.

Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan ready to kick back against AC Milan

Antonio Conte branded himself a ‘jackass’ for his tactical blunders which saw Inter Milan struggle to a draw in their European opener this week, but warned they would kick back into gear on Saturday against city rivals AC Milan.
Carlo Ancelotti insisted that there was no sense of “euphoria” after beating Champions League holders Liverpool 2-0 in the opening match of the campaign.

Carlo Ancelotti not giving way to ‘euphoria’ over Liverpool win

Carlo Ancelotti insisted that there was no sense of “euphoria” after beating Champions League holders Liverpool 2-0 in the opening match of the campaign.
Inter Milan’s Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez (L) and Udinese’s Brazilian defender Rodrigo Becao go for the ball during the Italian Serie A football match Inter Milan vs Udinese on September 14, 2019 at the San Siro stadium in Milan. Miguel MEDINA / AFP

Inter Milan top Serie A as Juventus held in Fiorentina

Inter Milan reclaimed top spot in Serie A after a 1-0 win over 10-man Udinese on Saturday as Juventus lost three players to injury in a painful goalless draw at Fiorentina to complicate preparations for next week’s Champions League opener.
Unai Emery

Unai Emery: Away goal won’t guarantee victory over Napoli

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has warned that an away goal in the second leg of their Europa League tie with Napoli might not be enough to advance to the semi-finals.
Carlo Ancelotti expects his Napoli side to be brilliant against Arsenal on Thursday as the Italians look to overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final.

Carlo Ancelotti: Napoli will be brilliant against Arsenal in Europa League

Carlo Ancelotti expects his Napoli side to be brilliant against Arsenal on Thursday as the Italians look to overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final.
Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) celebrates with Juventus’ Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini (L) and Juventus’ German midfielder Emre Can after he scored a penalty during the italian Serie A football match Lazio Roma vs Juventus on January 27, 2019 at the Olympic stadium in Rome. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP)

Juventus aim to end title discussion at Napoli

Juventus travel to Napoli on Sunday looking to close the book on a Serie A title race that has hardly looked in doubt since the opening day of the season.

Carlo Ancelotti relishing showdown with ‘old friend’ Gianluigi Buffon

Carlo Ancelotti was looking forward to meeting up again with his old friend Gianluigi Buffon on Monday ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash with ‘unpredictable’ former club Paris Saint-Germain.

Edinson Cavani: Paris Saint-Germain superstars need more teamwork

Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani says Paris Saint-Germain’s team of dazzling individuals including Neymar and Kylian Mbappe need to work more as a team if they are to win the Champions League.
(From L, Front) Liverpool's Guinean midfielder Naby Keita, Liverpool's English defender Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool's Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, Liverpool's English midfielder James Milner and Liverpool's Scottish defender Andrew Robertson and (From L, Rear) Liverpool's Senegalese forward Sadio Mane, Liverpool's Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino, Liverpool's English defender Joe Gomez, Liverpool's Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk, Liverpool's Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah and Liverpool's Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson pose for a team photo prior to the UEFA Champions League group C football match between Napoli and Liverpool on October 3, 2018 at the San Paolo stadium in Naples. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLI

Jurgen Klopp: We weren’t good enough against Napoli

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said his side could only blame themselves after the last year's Champions League runners-up were overrun by Napoli before Lorenzo Insigne's late winner gave the Italians a 1-0 win to go top of Group C on Wednesday.

Carlo Ancelotti unhappy with Hungarian referee for Liverpool game

Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti said Tuesday he was surprised by the choice of Hungarian Viktor Kassai to referee the Champions League Group C game against Liverpool in Naples.
Carlo Ancelotti gave former protege Gennaro Gattuso a lesson in football as Napoli came from two goals down to beat AC Milan 3-2 in Serie A on Saturday.

Carlo Ancelotti gives Gennaro Gattuso a lesson as Napoli rally past AC Milan

Carlo Ancelotti gave former protege Gennaro Gattuso a lesson in football as Napoli came from two goals down to beat AC Milan 3-2 in Serie A on Saturday.

Sergio Aguero’s son Benjamin proud owner of record shirt

Sergio Aguero became Manchester City's all-time record scorer and was described as "a legend" by coach Pep Guardiola whose side booked their place in the Champions League last 16 with a 4-2 win at Napoli.

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