Posts Tagged ‘napoli’

  1. Daniele De Rossi’s Defiant Love for Roma

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    February 14, 2014 by Sean Charles

    Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi repeatedly kisses the badge on his Roma jersey as he is taunted by the Napoli home fans.


  2. The Resurgence of the 3-5-2

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    February 10, 2013 by Sean Charles

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    At the end of the 90s and the turn of the millennium, the 3-5-2 (and its variants) was at the center of some of the biggest successes in the game. However, the formation began to fade into obscurity from about 2003 onward, until it was brought back from the dead around 2008 and is now thriving again.


  3. Napoli missed out on the Champions League final, but what does that matter?

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    May 18, 2012 by Jeremy Lim | Italian Football Editor

    No one really cares about where the Coppa Italia goes so long as the Scudetto is up for grabs. That has been the sad reality of recent edition as Italy’s domestic cup competition plays second-fiddle to its league counterpart, as is common place in so many other European football landscapes. Not this season, however. 

    Italy's Coppa Italia recently took on a whole new significance.


  4. Coppa Italia Final Preview

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    May 1, 2012 by Peter Galindo

    As April turns to May, a mammoth showdown in Rome is set. On May 20th, it’ll be Juventus facing off against Napoli at the Stadio Olimpico in what should be a compelling match. The Bianconeri had to go to extra time with AC Milan at the Juventus Stadium but advanced 4-3 on aggregate, while Siena fought hard in both legs, but fell to Napoli 3-2 over both games.


  5. Who Deserves Third Spot in Serie A and Entry into the Champions League?

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    April 10, 2012 by Jeremy Lim | Italian Football Editor

    Week 31 saw yet another twist in the Serie A title race, as Juventus, at one point finding themselves four points behind A.C. Milan in second place, not only reduced that deficit, but overturned it. The rejuvenated Turin club’s routine 2-0 victory over Palermo in Sicily coincided with Milan’s shock 1-2 home reverse against relegation-battlers Fiorentina, sending them a point clear of their rivals as the season enters its final seven fixtures.


  6. Chelsea vs. Napoli: What to Expect in the Second Leg

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    March 10, 2012 by Kyle Whitman

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    Having been soundly beaten 3-1 by Napoli in Italy under former manager Andre Villas-Boas, Chelsea will have to come back from a two-goal first leg deficit at Stamford Bridge under the stewardship of caretaker manager Roberto Di Matteo if they’re to have a shot at lifting the Champions League trophy so coveted by owner Roman Abramovich. It’s vital to understand how Napoli got their first leg lead and the tactical battles that may play out in the second leg at Stamford Bridge.


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