ROME - Cristiano Ronaldo never had a chance.Arkadiusz Milik converted the decisive spot kick in a penalty shootout as Napoli won its sixth Italian Cup following a scoreless draw with Juventus on Wednesday.Ronaldo was likely Juventus' last penalty taker but ...
Jun 18, 2020
NAPLES, Italy - Dries Mertens set a club record by scoring the decisive goal as Napoli advanced to the Italian Cup final after drawing with Inter Milan, 1-1, on Saturday.In both sides' first match in more than three months due ...
Jun 14, 2020
NAPLES, Italy - It didn't take long for VAR to become a talking point as the video refereeing system made its debut in the Champions League group phase.Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp was left livid over a penalty awarded to ...
Sep 18, 2019
BARCELONA, Spain - Lionel Messi will miss Barcelona's exhibition games in the United States against Napoli after leaving his first preseason training session with the club because of a strained right calf.The Spanish champion says Messi withdrew from Monday' ...
Aug 6, 2019
ROME - 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 ...
Apr 29, 2019
MILAN - Cristiano Ronaldo has come to the defense of Kalidou Koulibaly after the Napoli defender was the target of racist chants during a match at Inter Milan.Next to a photo of him being marked by Koulibaly during a match between Napoli ...
Dec 28, 2018
NAPLES, Italy - Napoli appointed Carlo Ancelotti as its coach on Wednesday, with the former Bayern Munich manager signing a three-year contract to replace Maurizio Sarri.Napoli announced the news in a brief statement on its website on Wednesday, the day after ...
May 24, 2018
MILAN - Juventus took another step toward an unprecedented seventh successive Serie A title after Napoli had a setback on Sunday (Monday, Manila time).Juventus leapfrogged Napoli at the top of the table with a 2-0 win over Udinese to take a ...
Mar 12, 2018
SERIE A leader Napoli wasn't good enough to advance in the Europa League on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) after it was knocked out in Germany by Leipzig. The last-of-32 round of matches was marred by a police officer&# ...
Feb 23, 2018
LONDON - Michy Batshuayi scored twice, the second goal arriving in stoppage time, to earn Borussia Dortmund a 3-2 comeback win over Atalanta in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).Elsewhere, Arsenal powered ...
Feb 16, 2018
NAPLES, Italy - Serie A leader Napoli was eliminated from the Italian Cup after a 2-1 defeat at home to Atalanta on Tuesday.Timothy Castagne and Alejandro Gomez scored to send Atalanta through to the semifinals, where it will meet either three- ...
Jan 3, 2018
MILAN - In one of the tightest Serie A title races of recent seasons, there is one noticeable absentee.AC Milan was expected to be back at the top after spending more than 200 million euros (nearly $250 million) on new players in ...
Dec 29, 2017
NAPLES, Italy - Serie A leader Napoli progressed to the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup by beating Udinese, 1-0, on Tuesday.Substitute Lorenzo Insigne scored 18 minutes from time.Napoli will face Atalanta or Sassuolo on Jan. 2.Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri ...
Dec 20, 2017
NAPLES, Italy - Lorenzo Insigne showed again what Italy missed in its World Cup playoff as he scored a stunning goal to help Napoli beat Shakhtar Donetsk, 3-0, and keep alive its chances of qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages on ...
Nov 22, 2017
MANCHESTER, England - It started with a typical rush of goals. It ended with some last-ditch clearances and the rare feeling of relief at the final whistle.After swatting aside allcomers this season, Manchester City finally was given its first real test ...
Oct 18, 2017
ROME - With a three-goal burst in the space of five minutes, Napoli showed why many believe the southern club has the potential to win its first Serie A title in nearly three decades.Overturning an early deficit, Kalidou Koulibaly, Jose Callejon ...
Sep 21, 2017
LORENZO Insigne netted his 50th goal for Napoli on Tuesday as the in-demand forward helped his team book a place in the Champions League group stage by beating Nice.Napoli was already leading through Jose Callejon's goal when Insigne ...
Aug 23, 2017
MILAN - Lorenzo Insigne atoned for a glaring first-half miss to help Napoli win, 3-0, at Lazio in Serie A on Sunday and all but guarantee his team a spot in next season's Champions League.Jose Callejon marked his ...
Apr 10, 2017
NAPLES, Italy - Gonzalo Higuain silenced the Napoli fans with two goals on Wednesday as Juventus reached its third successive Italian Cup final.Marek Hamsik, Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne gave Napoli a 3-2 win in the return leg of their Italian ...
Apr 6, 2017
MILAN - Gonzalo Higuain will face the wrath of a scorned lover when he returns to Napoli for the first time since his move to bitter rival Juventus.The love Napoli fans had for Higuain swiftly turned to hatred following his transfer for ...
Mar 31, 2017
NAPLES, Italy - Two quick-fire goals saw Real Madrid survive an early scare to win 3-1 at Napoli on Tuesday and reach the Champions League quarterfinals for a seventh successive time.Trailing 3-1 from the first leg, Dries Mertens gave ...
Mar 8, 2017
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