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Napoli beat Bologna to top Serie A
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Napoli beat Bologna to top Serie A

Aug 26 2013, 5:06am CDT | by IANS

Rome, Aug 26 (IANS) Napoli dispatched Bologna 3-0 at home to go top of Italian Serie A football on goal difference.

Rome, Aug 26 — Napoli dispatched Bologna 3-0 at home to go top of Italian Serie A football on goal difference. Last season's runners-up staked their claim to the Scudetto with an impressive display...

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Napoli beat Bologna to top Serie A

Aug 26 2013, 5:06am CDT | by IANS

Rome, Aug 26 (IANS) Napoli dispatched Bologna 3-0 at home to go top of Italian Serie A football on goal difference.

Rome, Aug 26 — Napoli dispatched Bologna 3-0 at home to go top of Italian Serie A football on goal difference.

Last season's runners-up staked their claim to the Scudetto with an impressive display at the Stadio San Paolo Sunday, when Marek Hamsik turned out to be the hero, reports Xinhua.

The Slovakia international, after Jose Callejon had put Rafael Benitez's side ahead in the 32nd minute, doubled their lead at the injury time of the first half. He then sealed the win with another goal in the 65th minute.

Inter, under the guidance of former Napoli manager Walter Mazzarri, also drew the first blood of the new season with a 2-0 win over Genoa at home.

Goals in the final 15 minutes from Yuto Nagatomo and Rodrigo Palacio put Inter beyond Genoa's chase.

Mazzarri said the win could help his side "exorcise the psychosis" of last season.

"These lads had not won at home for many months and suffered so many defeats here last year, so they needed this win to exorcise the psychosis," he said.

"I tried to reassure the squad, as I knew Genoa would sit and wait for us. I am happy for the lads, also for their first half performance. The substitutions were studied and planned, it all went the way we thought it would," he said.

Torino beat newly-promoted Sassuolo 2-0 at home, with goals either side of the break from Matteo Brighi and Alessio Cerci proving the difference.

Roma also ran out 2-0 winners as two goals in as many minutes midway through the second half from Daniele De Rossi and Alessandro Florenzi handed them victory away at Livorno.

Their city rivals Lazio were 2-1 winners at home to Udinese.

Hernanes opened the scoring for the hosts after 13 minutes and Antonio Candreva doubled that advantage from the spot three minutes later.

Substitute Luis Muriel's goal on the hour was not enough for Udinese to claim anything from the game.

Cagliari had to come from behind at home to Atalanta to get off the mark with a 2-1 victory.

Guglielmo Stendardo struck first for the visitors after 27 minutes but that lead was cancelled out within a minute by Radja Nainggolan.

Matias Cabrera hit the winner after 63 minutes to hand all three points to Cagliari.

Elsewhere, Parma and Cheivo played out a goalless draw.

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Inter worry over fitness of captain

Oct 14 2014 2:52pm CDT | Source: forzitalianfootball

Inter are holding their breath over the fitness of Andrea Ranocchia following his absence for Italy during their victory over Malta. After playing the full 90 minutes for the Azzurri against Azerbaijan, the defender was left on the bench against Malta as Matteo Darmian was moved to the backline to replace the Inter captain. Gazzetta dello Sport reveal the that the Nerazzurri are somewhat concerned as the 26-year-old has been a mainstay in the Inter side under Walter Mazzarri for the first weeks ...
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Moyes a candidate for Inter job should Thohir lose patience?

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David Moyes says he is open to going abroad in his desire for a new managerial position, with Inter one destination being touted. Moyes, sacked by Manchester United after less than a year in charge, has talked about the possibility of leaving the Premier League to manage on the continent. Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, the Scot said: “I’m ready to go back, I don’t want anymore time away from management. “Whether it will be in the Premiersh ...
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Inter and Napoli to compete for Sampdoria boss Mihajlovic

Oct 12 2014 11:13am CDT | Source: forzitalianfootball

Inter and Napoli are reportedly prepared to compete for the services of current Sampdoria boss Sinisa Mihajlovic at the end of the season. The Nerazzurri are supposedly looking to replace Walter Mazzarri after the club’s inconsistent start to the season, while the Partenopei have grown dissatisfied with Rafa Benitez after the tactician failed to lead the club into the Champions League group stage, and it seems both Italian ...
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Italian Paper Talk: Pippo Inzaghi Insists Europe Is AC Milan’s Home

Oct 12 2014 3:28am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

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Thohir: Patience for Mazzarri

Oct 9 2014 6:09am CDT | Source: Football Italia

Erick Thohir has reflected on the competitiveness of Serie A and calls for Inter to have patience in Walter Mazza ...
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1 week ago

Italian Paper Talk: War Of Words Between Juventus And Roma Continues

Oct 9 2014 3:13am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Juve continue chase of River Plate star Balanta... All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Italy as James Pallotta says Roma are stronger than Juventus while Francesco Totti hits back at Pavel Nedved.  Image courtesy of La Gazzetta dello Sport.- James Pallotta: "My Roma stronger than Juve... we played better than them without Daniele De Rossi and Kevin Strootman, how can I not believe in the Scudetto?"- AC Milan, Jeremy ...
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Italian Paper Talk: James Pallotta Calls For Calm Between Juventus And Roma

Oct 8 2014 3:15am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Bonucci apologises to Conte after being at risk of being excluded from Italy squad... All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Italy as Roma president James Pallotta looks to diffuse the situation brewing between his club and Juventus.  Image courtesy of La Gazzetta dello Sport.- Italy, what a lesson! From Europe, Carlo Tavecchio banned for six months for racism. However, he receives support from the FIGC and will not be forced to resign which threatens to spark a new controve ...
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Aronica: 'Mazzarri had Inter deal'

Oct 7 2014 11:29am CDT | Source: Football Italia

Salvatore Aronica reveals Walter Mazzarri already confessed he’d leave Napoli for Inter in January ...
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Is Mazzarri right for Inter?

Oct 7 2014 10:22am CDT | Source: Football Italia

After a second successive humbling League defeat, Varun Mathure ponders if Walter Mazzarri is the right man to continue leadi ...
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1 week ago

Zenga if Inter lose with Napoli?

Oct 7 2014 8:01am CDT | Source: Football Italia

It’s reported Inter will sack Walter Mazzarri if he loses to Napoli next week, bringing in Walt ...
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