Mertens matches Maradona’s 81 Serie A goals in Napoli win

Soccer 04/28/19, 16:25

Dries Mertens matched Diego Maradona with his 81st Serie A goal for Napoli and Carlo Ancelotti's squad bounced back from a run of poor results for a 2-0 win at relegation-threatened Frosinone on Sunday. Mertens scored the opener with a perfectly executed free kick around Frosinone's wall into the near top ...

Mertens matches Maradona’s 81 Serie A goals in Napoli win

Soccer 04/28/19, 10:20

Dries Mertens matched Diego Maradona with his 81st Serie A goal for Napoli and Carlo Ancelotti's squad bounced back from a run of poor results for a 2-0 win at relegation-threatened Frosinone on Sunday.Mertens scored the opener with a perfectly executed free kick around Frosinone's wall into the near top ...

Atalanta into Champions League contention with win at Napoli

Soccer 04/22/19, 14:38

Atalanta came from behind to beat second-place Napoli 2-1 on Monday and firmly put itself into contention for Serie A's last Champions League spot.Adding another chapter to a career-best season, Duvan Zapata scored one goal and set up another to hand Napoli only its second home loss in the Italian ...

Ancelotti’s Napoli faces Arsenal in Europa League

Sports 03/15/19, 07:26

Napoli will play Arsenal in the Europa League quarterfinals, bringing coach Carlo Ancelotti back to London where he won an English Premier League title with Chelsea.Chelsea was paired with Slavia Prague, which shocked five-time champion Sevilla with a comeback late in extra time in the round of 16 on Thursday.An ...

Napoli receives a warmer welcome at the San Siro

Soccer 01/26/19, 17:08

Napoli received a warmer welcome at the San Siro Stadium than it did during its previous visit which was marked by fan violence and racism.Still, the southern club was subjected to territorial chants by AC Milan supporters during a 0-0 draw on Saturday in Serie A.Napoli hardly seemed to notice ...

Napoli coach Ancelotti: We’ll walk off with racist abuse

Soccer 12/26/18, 18:18

Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti has threatened to lead his team off the pitch the next time one of his players is subject to continued racist abuse.Ancelotti asked several times for Napoli's match at Inter Milan to be halted on Wednesday after racist chanting. Announcements were made on the stadium tannoy ...

Napoli solidifies hold on 2nd with 4-0 win over Frosinone

Soccer 12/08/18, 14:26

Napoli is not only Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne.A 4-0 victory over promoted Frosinone on Saturday didn't include any goals from the southern club's standout strikers.Arkadiusz Milik scored twice, Faouzi Ghoulam provided two assists in his first match in more than a year, and Piotr Zielinski and Adam Ounas also ...

Napoli beats Red Star 3-1 but will have to wait to progress

Soccer 11/28/18, 17:14

Dries Mertens scored twice as Napoli comfortably saw off Red Star Belgrade 3-1 on Wednesday, but the Italian side will have to wait to book its place in the Champions League knockout stage.Marek Hamsik netted Napoli's other goal, while Ben Nabouhane pulled a late goal back for Red Star. However, ...

Napoli draws 0-0 against Chievo in blow to title hopes

Soccer 11/25/18, 14:24

Napoli's hopes of pushing Juventus all the way in the title race diminished on Sunday and the boos rang out after it was held to a surprise 0-0 draw by bottom-of-the-table Chievo Verona.Carlo Ancelotti's side is now already eight points behind Juventus, which beat Spal 2-0 on Saturday and looks ...

Napoli draws 0-0 against Chievo in blow to title hopes

Soccer 11/25/18, 11:29

Napoli's hopes of pushing Juventus all the way in the title race diminished on Sunday and the boos rang out after it was held to a surprise 0-0 draw by bottom-of-the-table Chievo Verona.Carlo Ancelotti's side is now already eight points behind Juventus, which beat Spal 2-0 on Saturday and looks ...

Napoli fights back to beat Genoa 2-1 and stay close to Juve

Soccer 11/10/18, 18:19

In a match which had to be suspended for nearly 15 minutes because of rain, Napoli almost saw its Serie A title hopes washed away.Napoli fought back from a goal down and needed a late own goal to win at Genoa 2-1 on Saturday and keep within sight of leader ...

Ancelotti restoring pride to Napoli in Europe

Europe 11/05/18, 12:52

When Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti looks at Paris Saint-Germain, he sees a squad transformed from when he became the first big-name hire by the club's Qatari owners."There are many differences. Back then the squad was still being constructed. Whereas now the project has reached the final phase — winning the ...

Tuchel learning the hard way as PSG struggles in Europe

Soccer 10/25/18, 11:10

Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel is enjoying domestic dominance yet the Champions League is proving a difficult challenge.Once again, PSG's season resembles an ongoing television soap opera. Some of the cast changes, but the storylines do not.PSG's annual saga is very familiar. It dominates the domestic scene by easily winning ...

Ancelotti making all the right moves at Napoli

Soccer 10/07/18, 14:49

Carlo Ancelotti's constant lineup changes are paying off.Napoli has fielded a different starting 11 for each of its 10 matches in all competitions this season.Adam Ounas, the latest player to crack the lineup, made an immediate impact Sunday by scoring the first goal in Napoli's 2-0 win over Sassuolo on ...

Ancelotti ‘worthy of reputation’ as Napoli beats Liverpool

Soccer 10/04/18, 08:20

When Carlo Ancelotti was presented as Napoli coach a few months ago, he said he hoped this season would be remembered as the year he returned to Italian soccer.While it took Ancelotti some time to get Napoli playing the way he wants, the Partenopei put on their most impressive performance ...

Ancelotti putting his mark on Napoli; Roma struggling

Soccer 09/24/18, 06:03

Carlo Ancelotti is beginning to put his mark on Napoli.Ancelotti replaced Maurizio Sarri in the offseason and immediately began making changes.He has shifted Marek Hamsik back to a deep-lying playmaker role, and moved Lorenzo Insigne to a more central position. He also deployed a 4-4-2 formation against Torino rather than ...

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