11 Updates
Roma coach Garcia says Napoli are favourites
Photo Credit: AFP, Getty Images

Roma coach Garcia says Napoli are favourites

Oct 18 2013, 3:31am CDT | by IANS

Rome, Oct 18 (IANS) AS Roma head coach Rudi Garcia has said Napoli start favourites when they meet Friday night in Italian Serie A action.

Rome, Oct 18 — AS Roma head coach Rudi Garcia has said Napoli start favourites when they meet Friday night in Italian Serie A action. The Serie A leaders will host the second-placed Napoli and...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

44 weeks ago

Roma coach Garcia says Napoli are favourites

Oct 18 2013, 3:31am CDT | by IANS

Rome, Oct 18 (IANS) AS Roma head coach Rudi Garcia has said Napoli start favourites when they meet Friday night in Italian Serie A action.

Rome, Oct 18 — AS Roma head coach Rudi Garcia has said Napoli start favourites when they meet Friday night in Italian Serie A action.

The Serie A leaders will host the second-placed Napoli and Garcia insisted that Napoli are the stronger side, reports Xinhua.

"Napoli are the favourites and they were built to win the Scudetto and to play in the Champions League," he said. "They almost have two teams of the same level, but we'll try to pull it off."

His Napoli counterpart Rafael Benitez said the tie is of no extra significance and Garcia share his views.

"It will be a great match, but as we're only in the eighth round of the league, there's nothing at stake besides three points, " he said.

"We will always play to win, be it at home or away. We're not bothered who are the opponents in front of us. Of course, it all comes down to the match itself and we'll see what happens on the field tomorrow," he said.

All the teams in Italy have won the Scudetto after winning their first eight games of the campaign, but Garcia refused to talk about that.

"I'm not thinking about that. This is a question to try and get me talking about the Scudetto," he said.

"Let's look at La Liga: Atletico Madrid are winning eight games with no loss, yet we can't call them favourites because Barcelona has the same number of points and the Blaugrana are still the favourites, alongside Real Madrid," he said.

"We'll see further down the line - our aim could be to come down the stretch with other teams at the top of the standings at the end of the season," he said.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
11

4 hours ago

Liverpool and Napoli agree fee for Lucas

Aug 27 2014 7:45am CDT | Source: forzitalianfootball

Despite Espanyol president admitting that the La Liga club were in negotiations with Napoli sporting director Riccardo Bigon for defensive midfielder David Lopez it would appear that the more likely arrival in Naples to fulfil that role is Lucas Leiva of Liverpool. With the Brazilian left out of the squad to face Premier League champions Manchester City at the Etihad on Monday night speculation increased that his time is up at Anfield and it would seem he is set to join ...
Source: forzitalianfootball   Full article at: forzitalianfootball
 

 
Update
10

8 hours ago

Mertens, Inler to face Athletic

Aug 27 2014 3:26am CDT | Source: Football Italia

Rafa Benitez is expected to make three changes to his Napoli side to face Athletic Bilbao in the Champio ...
Source: Football Italia   Full article at: Football Italia
 

 
Update
9

11 hours ago

Liverpool Transfer News: Selling Lucas Leiva Would Be Savvy Move by Reds

Aug 27 2014 1:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Liverpool could be preparing to sell Brazilian holding midfielder Lucas Leiva in what would be a very savvy step toward trimming a squad suddenly bloated by a host of new arrivals. Daily Mirror writer Liam Prenderville has reported that ex-Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is interested in signing Lucas: Brazilian midfielder Lucas is set to complete a move to Napoli - after being left out of the squad at the Etihad last night. For ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
8

17 hours ago

Benitez says Napoli can handle Champions League elimination

Aug 26 2014 6:47pm CDT | Source: Tribalfootball.com

Napoli boss Rafa Benitez insists the club can handle Champions League elimination. NO, This article does not meet Newsnow guidelines ...
Source: Tribalfootball.com   Full article at: Tribalfootball.com
 

 
Update
7

21 hours ago

Benitez: The pressure is on Athletic

Aug 26 2014 2:40pm CDT | Source: Soccer News

Napoli boss Rafael Benitez believes the pressure is on Athletic Bilbao ahead of Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League play-off second leg. […] ...
Source: Soccer News   Full article at: Soccer News
 

 
Update
5

21 hours ago

Benitez: The pressure is on Athletic

Aug 26 2014 2:12pm CDT | Source: Soccerway

Napoli boss Rafael Benitez believes the pressure is on Athletic Bilbao ahead of Wednesday's UEFA Champions League play-off second leg ...
Source: Soccerway   Full article at: Soccerway
 

 
Update
4

1 day ago

Duo unsure of future as Liverpool willing to do transfer

Aug 26 2014 7:38am CDT | Source: Soccerlens

Duo unsure of future as Liverpool willing to do transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva’s Anfield future in grave danger after the Brazilian was left out of the squad against Manchester City. The 27-year-old midfielder, who was signed by Rafael Benitez, started against Southampton in the opening match, but was left out of the squad against City. Lucas, who has made over 240 appearances for the Reds since joining th ...
Source: Soccerlens   Full article at: Soccerlens
 

 
Update
3

1 day ago

Rafael Benitez Persuades Liverpool Star Lucas Leiva To Give Green Light To Napoli Switch

Aug 26 2014 4:57am CDT | Source: insidefutbol

Lucas Leiva is happy to swap Liverpool for Napoli after holding talks with Rafael Benitez. ...
Source: insidefutbol   Full article at: insidefutbol
 

 
Update
2

1 day ago

Atalanta Season Preview 2014/15 – Status Enhancing

Aug 26 2014 2:02am CDT | Source: forzitalianfootball

Nestling in the shadows of the Alps is Bergamo, home to Atalanta. The club is not gilded with stars and aren’t one of the more prominent Serie A teams, yet their ardent fan support follow them stupendously. They had reason to be even more buoyant last season as Atalanta hit 50 points, their joint highest points total in Serie A, and a respectable 11th place finish. It was an exciting season for the club as the team attacked with prominence and weren’t often overaw ...
Source: forzitalianfootball   Full article at: forzitalianfootball
 

 
Update
1

2 days ago

Marouane Fellaini Set for Man United Stay as Napoli End Interest In Old Trafford Flop

Aug 25 2014 11:10am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Manchester United signed Fellaini from Everton for £27.5 million last summer. Check in to Burnley vs Manchester United Marouane Fellaini is set to stay at Manchester United after Napoli lost interest in the midfielder due to doubts over his fitness, the Metro reports. The Belgian struggled with form and injuries during his first season at Old Trafford. United boss Louis Van Gaal is set to add at least o ...
Source: CaughtOffside   Full article at: CaughtOffside
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Raina's 100 takes India to 304/6
Cardiff, Aug 27 (IANS) A quickfire 75-ball 100 by Suresh Raina took India to a challenging 304 for six in 50 overs against England in the second ODI of the five-match cricket series at Sophia Gardens here Wednesday.
 
 
Scoreboard: India's innings against England
Cardiff, Aug 27 (IANS) Scoreboard of India's innings against England in the second ODI of the five-match series at Sophia Gardens here Wednesday.
 
 
India set 305-run target for England
Cardiff, Aug 27 (IANS) India made 304 for six in 50 overs against England in the second ODI of the five-match cricket series at Sophia Gardens here Wednesday.
 
 
Jwala-Ashwini ousted from World Championships
Copenhagen, Aug 27 (IANS) Top Indian women's doubles pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were ousted in the second round of the World Badminton Championships, losing to Chinese fifth seeds Qing Tian and Yunlei Zhao in straight games here Wednesday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Islamic State 'committed war crimes', says UN probe
Geneva, Aug 27 (IANS) Islamic State (IS) militants have committed "mass atrocities" in Syria and recruited children as fighters, according to a UN probe, which has also accused the Damascus authorities of using...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Uma Thurman is cryptic about Tarantino relationship
Uma Thurman has cryptically stated her relationship with Quentin Tarantino is ''pretty much what it's always been''. The 44-year-old actress has been romantically linked to the 51-year-old director since May this year...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
'Playful' Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm is ''very playful'' with his co-stars. The 43-year-old actor - who has been in a relationship with actress Jennifer Westfeldt for 17 years - stars as unemotional Don Draper in drama series 'Mad Men', but Lake...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Lauren Conrad picks different bridesmaids dresses
Lauren Conrad has let each of her bridesmaids choose their own dress. The former 'Hills' star is marrying her musician fiancé William Tell later this year and has been busy the last few months planning their nuptials....
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
China, Russia vow to enhance military ties
Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) Top Chinese and Russian military officers Wednesday pledged to further enhance bilateral military ties. Fan Changlong, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission (CMC), told Valery...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
China supports Pakistan's security, development: Li Keqiang
Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) China supports Pakistan in its efforts to realise national security, stability, and economic development, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday. He also said China is ready to deepen...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Raina's 100 takes India to 304/6
Cardiff, Aug 27 (IANS) A quickfire 75-ball 100 by Suresh Raina took India to a challenging 304 for six in 50 overs against England in the second ODI of the five-match cricket series at Sophia Gardens here Wednesday....
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Mike Epps to play Richard Pryor in biopic
Mike Epps will play comedian Richard Pryor in a forthcoming biopic of the US comedian. The news has been confirmed on Twitter by Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels, who posted a picture of himself with Epps - a stand-...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
John Moore to direct new thriller IT
John Moore has been given the job of directing the new Pierce Brosnan thriller 'IT'. The director, who has previously worked on Hollywood blockbuster films like 'A Good Day to Die Hard', has become the latest name to be...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Al-Maliki criticises US vice president over federalism
Baghdad, Aug 27 (IANS) Iraq's outgoing Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki Wednesday criticised US Vice President Joe Biden for promoting the idea of a federal system in sharply divided Iraq and warned that the US plan may...
Read more on Politics Balla