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Napoli's coach Gennaro Gattuso, second right, celebrates the team's victory after the Italian Serie A soccer match between Napoli and Juventus at the Diego Armando Maradona stadium in Naples.(AP)

Impassioned Gattuso hails spirit of players after Juve win

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 08:02 AM IST
The 43-year-old led Napoli to a Coppa Italia triumph last season, the club's first trophy in six years.
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Napoli's Fabian Ruiz.(REUTERS)
Napoli's Fabian Ruiz.(REUTERS)

Napoli's Fabian Ruiz tests positive for coronavirus

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 07:35 AM IST
The Spanish midfielder will miss the league match against Fiorentina on Sunday as well as Wednesday’s Italian Super Cup final against Juventus.
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Soccer Football - Serie A - Genoa v Juventus - Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, Genoa, Italy - December 13, 2020 Juventus' Paulo Dybala celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Serie A - Genoa v Juventus - Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, Genoa, Italy - December 13, 2020 Juventus' Paulo Dybala celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini(REUTERS)

Under pressure coaches battle to rival Juventus in challenge to Milan

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 10:38 PM IST
The club denied any such meeting had taken place. Three days later, they were rocked by the news of former player Diego Maradona’s death, with the whole city in mourning.
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Napoli's Lorenzo Insigne lays a bouquet of flowers under a photo of Diego Armando Maradona exposed at the San Paolo stadium.(AP)
Napoli's Lorenzo Insigne lays a bouquet of flowers under a photo of Diego Armando Maradona exposed at the San Paolo stadium.(AP)

Napoli renames stadium in honor of Maradona

By Press Trust of India | Naples
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 10:40 AM IST
The Naples city council unanimously approved the change of name from Stadio San Paolo to Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
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Naples:Napoli's Lorenzo Insigne lays a bouquet of flowers under a photo of Diego Armando Maradona exposed at the San Paolo stadium, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, prior to the Italian Serie A soccer match between Napoli and Roma, in Naples, Italy. AP/PTI Photo(AP30-11-2020_000004A)(AP)
Naples:Napoli's Lorenzo Insigne lays a bouquet of flowers under a photo of Diego Armando Maradona exposed at the San Paolo stadium, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, prior to the Italian Serie A soccer match between Napoli and Roma, in Naples, Italy. AP/PTI Photo(AP30-11-2020_000004A)(AP)

‘For Diego’: Napoli beat Roma 4-0 amid Maradona tributes

By Associated Press | Milan
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 10:25 AM IST
It was Napoli’s first Serie A game since Maradona died on Wednesday in his native Argentina. Maradona led Napoli to its only two Serie A titles in 1987 and 1990 and is considered a god-like figure in the southern city.
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Maradona is escorted out of a courthouse amid charges that he shot and injured journalists outside his home in 1994. “Whatever good I may do, they will still remember me for the bad I’ve done,” he once said.(Reuters)
Maradona is escorted out of a courthouse amid charges that he shot and injured journalists outside his home in 1994. “Whatever good I may do, they will still remember me for the bad I’ve done,” he once said.(Reuters)

I made mistakes, and I paid for them. But the ball is still pure: Maradona the antagonist

By Aditya Iyer (Chief Cricket Writer) | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 12:02 PM IST
The cameras caught him in all avatars between saint and sinner, in all ages between old and young, in all sizes between fat and fit and in all emotions between darling and deplorable. But one trait remained a constant for the gaze of the ever-present lens in his life – his loneliness.
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Reiss Nelson scores Arsenal’s second goal.(Getty Images)
Reiss Nelson scores Arsenal’s second goal.(Getty Images)

Europa League: Arsenal and Hoffenheim qualify, emotional win for Napoli

By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 09:51 AM IST
Arsenal’s record signing Nicolas Pepe got back in manager Mikel Arteta’s good books with the opening goal in his club’s 3-0 win at Molde on Thursday that sealed his side’s place in the Europa League knockout stages.
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Photo of Napoli stadium(Twitter)
Photo of Napoli stadium(Twitter)

Move over St. Paul: Napoli stadium to be named for Maradona

By Associated Press | Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 06:11 PM IST
The move comes with the city in mourning for the soccer great, who died Wednesday of a heart attack at age 60, two weeks after being released from a hospital in Buenos Aires following brain surgery.
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Soccer Football - Serie A - Napoli v AC Milan - Stadio San Paolo, Naples, Italy - November 22, 2020 AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their first goal while wearing red face paint to raise awareness of domestic violence against women REUTERS/Ciro De Luca(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Serie A - Napoli v AC Milan - Stadio San Paolo, Naples, Italy - November 22, 2020 AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their first goal while wearing red face paint to raise awareness of domestic violence against women REUTERS/Ciro De Luca(REUTERS)

Ibrahimovic brace ends decade-long wait for AC Milan win at Napoli

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 06:08 AM IST
Dries Mertens pulled one back for the home side to give them hope, but a clumsy challenge by Tiemoue Bakayoko earned the Napoli midfielder a second yellow card with 25 minutes left on the clock and Jens Petter Hauge eventually notched Milan’s third in stoppage time.
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Napoli's Lorenzo Insigne, right, celebrates with teammate Hirving Lozano after scoring his side's second goal during the Serie A soccer match between Parma and Napoli at the Ennio Tardini stadium.(AP)
Napoli's Lorenzo Insigne, right, celebrates with teammate Hirving Lozano after scoring his side's second goal during the Serie A soccer match between Parma and Napoli at the Ennio Tardini stadium.(AP)

Napoli handed 3-0 loss, docked a point for missing Juve game

By Press Trust of India | Milan
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 10:25 PM IST
Napoli did not travel to Turin for the Oct. 4 game and local health authorities ordered the squad into quarantine after two players tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Napoli's Lorenzo Insigne, right, celebrates with teammate Hirving Lozano after scoring his side's second goal during the Serie A soccer match between Parma and Napoli at the Ennio Tardini stadium in Parma Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (Massimo Paolone/LaPresse via AP)(AP)
Napoli's Lorenzo Insigne, right, celebrates with teammate Hirving Lozano after scoring his side's second goal during the Serie A soccer match between Parma and Napoli at the Ennio Tardini stadium in Parma Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (Massimo Paolone/LaPresse via AP)(AP)

Serie A: Napoli beat Parma 2-0 as fans return to stadiums

By Associated Press | MILAN
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 07:13 PM IST
In Parma, fans were present for the first time since Serie A restarted during the coronavirus pandemic after the government agreed on Saturday to allow up to 1,000 fans into stadiums.
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Gonzalo Higuain.(REUTERS)
Gonzalo Higuain.(REUTERS)

Gonzalo Higuain leaves Juventus, set for Miami switch

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 02:26 PM IST
Former Real Madrid striker Higuain, who joined Juventus in 2016 after a three-year stint with Napoli, scored 66 goals in 149 games in all competitions for the league champions.
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Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the Champions League round of 16.(AP)
Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the Champions League round of 16.(AP)

Lionel Messi unstoppable as Barca beats Napoli to reach CL last 8

By Associated Press | BARCELONA, Spain
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 07:18 AM IST
Messi netted Barcelona’s second goal in the 3-1 victory that sent the Spanish side past Napoli on a 4-2 aggregate score on Saturday.
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Barcelona players(REUTERS)
Barcelona players(REUTERS)

Barca may need youth to get past Napoli, reach CL final 8

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 06:12 PM IST
Barcelona will be without midfielders Sergio Busquets, Arturo Vidal and Arthur for Saturday’s second leg of their round-of-16 tie.
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Lazio's Ciro Immobile celebrates after scoring a goal during a Serie A soccer match between Napoli and Lazio, at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (Cafaro/LaPresse via AP)(AP)
Lazio's Ciro Immobile celebrates after scoring a goal during a Serie A soccer match between Napoli and Lazio, at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (Cafaro/LaPresse via AP)(AP)

Plenty of penalties helped Immobile match scoring record

By Associated Press | Rome
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 01:09 PM IST
Current Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuaín also scored 36 in 2015-16 while with Napoli, improving by one goal on the previous mark set by Gunnar Nordhal 66 years earlier.
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Juventus' Gonzalo Higuain scores their first goal.(REUTERS)
Juventus' Gonzalo Higuain scores their first goal.(REUTERS)

Juventus suffer first home league defeat for over two years

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 09:24 AM IST
The Turin side, last beaten on their own ground in a Serie A match by Napoli in April 2018, have lost both their games since clinching the title one week ago and finished the campaign with 83 points, one ahead of Inter Milan.
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Ciro Immobile celebrates scoring a penalty against Hellas during Italian serie A soccer match between Verona and Lazio, at the Bentegodi stadium, in Verona, Italy, Sunday, July 26, 2020. (Paola Garbuio/Lapresse via AP)(AP)
Ciro Immobile celebrates scoring a penalty against Hellas during Italian serie A soccer match between Verona and Lazio, at the Bentegodi stadium, in Verona, Italy, Sunday, July 26, 2020. (Paola Garbuio/Lapresse via AP)(AP)

Immobile scores hat trick, nears single-season record

By Associated Press | Napoli
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 10:35 AM IST
Higuain scored 36 for Napoli in 2015-16. Immobile’s second goal of the night was a thing of beauty: Set up by Jordan Lukaku on the left flank, he curled a shot into the far top corner.
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AC Milan's Theo Hernandez (10) is congratulated after a goal against Napoli during a Serie A soccer match at San Paolo Stadium in Naples, Italy, Sunday, July 12, 2020. (Spada/LaPresse via AP)(AP)
AC Milan's Theo Hernandez (10) is congratulated after a goal against Napoli during a Serie A soccer match at San Paolo Stadium in Naples, Italy, Sunday, July 12, 2020. (Spada/LaPresse via AP)(AP)

Serie A: Gattuso’s Napoli draw 2-2 against AC Milan

By Associated Press | MILAN
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 06:15 AM IST
Gattuso had both played for and coached Milan but had never faced the Rossoneri since leaving by mutual consent at the end of last season.
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Napoli fans celebrate after winning the Coppa Italia in Naples.(REUTERS)
Napoli fans celebrate after winning the Coppa Italia in Naples.(REUTERS)

‘Reckless’: Health officials unhappy as thousands of Napoli fans swarm the street after win over Juventus

By Press Trust of India | Rome
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 06:43 PM IST
World Health Organization assistant director general Ranieri Guerra said the scenes reminded him of Atalanta’s Champions League game with Valencia in February. That match, which has been labeled “Game Zero” by local media.
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Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after missing a scoring chance during the Italian Cup soccer final match between Napoli and Juventus, at Rome's Olympic Stadium.(AP)
Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after missing a scoring chance during the Italian Cup soccer final match between Napoli and Juventus, at Rome's Olympic Stadium.(AP)

At 35, Cristiano Ronaldo may have lost a step during the lockdown

By Press Trust of India | Rome
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 06:15 PM IST
The Juventus striker failed to make an impact in his first two matches back, making his run of 19 goals in 14 consecutive matches before the break seem like a distant memory.
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Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala look dejected after the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Alberto Lingria TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(REUTERS)
Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala look dejected after the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Alberto Lingria TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(REUTERS)

Cristiano Ronaldo can only watch as Napoli win Italian Cup title

By Associated Press | ROME
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 08:24 AM IST
Afterward, Ronaldo appeared on the verge of tears. “He was a little sad at the result,” explained teammate Juan Cuadrado. “It’s always a lottery when it goes to penalties.”
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Napoli's Dries Mertens celebrates(AP)
Napoli's Dries Mertens celebrates(AP)

Mertens extends Napoli contract after setting club record

By Associated Press | NAPLES, Italy
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 09:28 PM IST
The 33-year-old’s previous contract was due to expire at the end of the month. Financial details were not disclosed.
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Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo(AP)
Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo(AP)

Rusty Ronaldo looking to improve in Italian Cup final

By Associated Press | Rome
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 05:51 PM IST
Like almost every other player featured in the semifinal return legs — the first two matches of Italian soccer’s restart — Ronaldo showed signs of rust after being inactive for more than three months during the coronavirus pandemic
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Soccer Football - Coupe de France - Semi Final - Olympique Lyonnais v Paris St Germain - Groupama Stadium, Lyon, France - March 4, 2020 Paris St Germain's Edinson Cavani during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Files(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Coupe de France - Semi Final - Olympique Lyonnais v Paris St Germain - Groupama Stadium, Lyon, France - March 4, 2020 Paris St Germain's Edinson Cavani during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Files(REUTERS)

Cavani, Silva to leave, says PSG sporting director

By Reuters | PARIS
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 01:19 PM IST
Cavani, who joined PSG from Napoli in 2013, is the club’s all-time top scorer with 200 goals in all competitions and has made over 300 appearances.“It was a difficult decision to make, they are players who made their mark on
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Coppa Italia Semi Final Second Leg - Juventus v AC Milan - Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy - June 12, 2020 Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo in action with AC Milan's Lucas Paqueta, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Massimo Pinca(REUTERS)
Coppa Italia Semi Final Second Leg - Juventus v AC Milan - Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy - June 12, 2020 Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo in action with AC Milan's Lucas Paqueta, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Massimo Pinca(REUTERS)

Ronaldo misses penalty but Juventus reach Italian Cup final with 0-0 draw against AC Milan

By Associated Press | Turin
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 12:35 PM IST
Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty and Juventus dominated, although quality was clearly lacking in both teams following the lengthy hiatus.
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File image of Serie A.(Reuters)
File image of Serie A.(Reuters)

‘We were defenseless’: Virus left its mark on Italian football

By Associated Press | ROME
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 05:43 PM IST
With Inter, Juventus and Milan — plus Napoli — all in action when Italian soccer restarts with the Italian Cup semifinals this week, the effects of the pandemic will still be fresh in the minds of players, coaches and club executives.
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General view as the teams observe a minutes silence before the match.(REUTERS)
General view as the teams observe a minutes silence before the match.(REUTERS)

Italy gives Serie A clubs hope with training ruling

By AFP | Rome
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 08:26 PM IST
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action with Napoli's David Ospina.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action with Napoli's David Ospina.(REUTERS)

Fans banned from Barca v Napoli Champions League tie over coronavirus

By Agence France-Presse | Madrid
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2020 05:20 PM IST
PSG’s match at the Parc des Princes was forced behind closed doors after the French government announced a ban on all gatherings of more than 1,000 people in a country where 1,412 cases of COVID-19 infections have been recorded and 25 deaths.
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Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso.(REUTERS)
Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso.(REUTERS)

Gennaro Gattuso says Napoli will use ‘helmets and armour’ at Barcelona

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 02:17 PM IST
Tuesday’s result left the Serie A side with a huge task in the return at Camp Nou on March 18 but the famously fiery coach refused to accept his side were out of the running in the round of 16 tie.
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Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring their first goal with Lionel Messi and teammates(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring their first goal with Lionel Messi and teammates(REUTERS)

Champions League: Griezmann rescues Barcelona first-leg draw at Napoli

By AFP | Naples
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 08:55 AM IST
Barcelona ended the game with 10 men after Arturo Vidal was sent off with two minutes to go after picking up two yellow cards, following an angry clash with Napoli defender Mario Rui.
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