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Benitez finds positives in loss to Roma
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Benitez finds positives in loss to Roma

Oct 19 2013, 3:58am CDT | by IANS

Rome, Oct 19 (IANS) Napoli head coach Rafa Benitez insisted that his side performed better in their 0-2 loss at Roma Friday.

Rome, Oct 19 — Napoli head coach Rafa Benitez insisted that his side performed better in their 0-2 loss at Roma Friday. The Partenopei lost to Roma thanks to Miralem Pjanic's brace at the Stadio...

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Benitez finds positives in loss to Roma

Oct 19 2013, 3:58am CDT | by IANS

Rome, Oct 19 (IANS) Napoli head coach Rafa Benitez insisted that his side performed better in their 0-2 loss at Roma Friday.

Rome, Oct 19 — Napoli head coach Rafa Benitez insisted that his side performed better in their 0-2 loss at Roma Friday.

The Partenopei lost to Roma thanks to Miralem Pjanic's brace at the Stadio Olimpico here, reports Xinhua.

"I think the opening 20 minutes was tough for us, then for the rest of the first half we did very well, in my view better than Roma," Benitez said.

"I look at the performance and in terms of character Napoli did very well this evening. I said beforehand this game would not decide the title, but clearly with the way we played tonight I'd say it was a positive evening. We played well and this bodes well for the future," he said.

The Spaniard complained that the penalty in the second half changed the game completely.

"After the break we controlled everything, but penalty ruined all our efforts," he said.

"The penalty changed everything. Everyone told me it was not a penalty. I am not here to say whether it was a penalty or not, as that will be down to the referees to judge," he said.

He also blamed bad luck for his side's loss.

"If we had scored with Goran Pandev or Lorenzo Insigne, we'd be talking about a different match, clearly. Up until the penalty we were pinning Roma back, but that changed everything and we were reduce to 10 men," he said.

"If we find space for the rapid counter-attack, then we make it difficult for anyone. We had a few chances and moved the ball around well, but against a strong side like Roma to concede a goal on the stroke of half-time and another on a penalty it becomes difficult for everyone," he added.

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Israel takes 2-1 lead vs Argentina in Davis Cup

Sep 13 2014 5:52pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SUNRISE, Fla. — Led by the doubles team of Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram, Israel took a 2-1 lead over Argentina on Saturday afternoon in a best-of-five Davis Cup World Group playoff. Erlich and Ram defeated Argentina’s Federico Delbonis and Horacio Zeballos 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in 91-degree heat at the Sunrise Tennis Center. PROGRAMMING NOTE: Watch as Canada looks to close out its Davis Cup tie against Colombia Sunday on ...
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Israel takes 2-1 lead vs Argentina in Davis Cup

Sep 13 2014 5:52pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SUNRISE, Fla. — Led by the doubles team of Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram, Israel took a 2-1 lead over Argentina on Saturday afternoon in a best-of-five Davis Cup World Group playoff. Erlich and Ram defeated Argentina’s Federico Delbonis and Horacio Zeballos 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in 91-degree heat at the Sunrise Tennis Center. PROGRAMMING NOTE: Watch as Canada looks to close out its Davis Cup tie against Colombia Sunday ...
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Israel takes 2-1 lead vs Argentina in Davis Cup

Sep 13 2014 5:52pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SUNRISE, Fla. — Led by the doubles team of Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram, Israel took a 2-1 lead over Argentina on Saturday afternoon in a best-of-five Davis Cup World Group playoff. Erlich and Ram defeated Argentina’s Federico Delbonis and Horacio Zeballos 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in 91-degree heat at the Sunrise Tennis Center. PROGRAMMING NOTE: Watch as Canada looks to close out its Davis Cup tie against Colom ...
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Israel takes 2-1 lead vs Argentina in Davis Cup

Sep 13 2014 5:52pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SUNRISE, Fla. — Led by the doubles team of Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram, Israel took a 2-1 lead over Argentina on Saturday afternoon in a best-of-five Davis Cup World Group playoff. Erlich and Ram defeated Argentina’s Federico Delbonis and Horacio Zeballos 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in 91-degree heat at the Sunrise Tennis Center. PROGRAMMING NOTE: Watch as Canada looks to close out its Davis Cup tie against Colombia Sunday on Sportsnet 360 starting at 1 p.m. EST / 10 ...
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Israel takes 2-1 lead vs Argentina in Davis Cup

Sep 13 2014 5:50pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SUNRISE, Fla. — Led by the doubles team of Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram, Israel took a 2-1 lead over Argentina on Saturday afternoon in a best-of-five Davis Cup World Group playoff. Erlich and Ram defeated Argentina’s Federico Delbonis and Horacio Zeballos 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in 91-degree heat at the Sunrise Tennis Center. PROGRAMMING NOTE: Watch as Canada looks to close out its Davis Cup tie against Colombia Sunday on Sportsnet 360 starting at 1 p.m. EST / 10 a.m. ...
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Brazil wins doubles, takes 2-1 lead over Spain

Sep 13 2014 3:50pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Bruno Soares and Marcelo Melo defeated Marc Lopez and David Marrero 6-3, 7-5, 7-5 to give Brazil a 2-1 lead over Spain in a Davis Cup playoff on Saturday, leaving the five-time champions in danger of returning to the zone groups for the first time since 1996. Brazil had key breaks late in all three sets to clinch the victory in 2 hours, 35 minutes, at the Ibirapuera indoor arena. Without Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer, Spain needs to win b ...
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Brazil wins doubles, takes 2-1 lead over Spain

Sep 13 2014 3:50pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Bruno Soares and Marcelo Melo defeated Marc Lopez and David Marrero 6-3, 7-5, 7-5 to give Brazil a 2-1 lead over Spain in a Davis Cup playoff on Saturday, leaving the five-time champions in danger of dropping to zonal play for the first time since 1996. Brazil had key breaks late in all three sets to clinch the victory in 2 hours, 35 minutes at the Ibirapuera indoor arena. The hosts broke for 5-3 in the fi ...
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Brazil wins doubles, takes 2-1 lead over Spain

Sep 13 2014 3:50pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Bruno Soares and Marcelo Melo defeated Marc Lopez and David Marrero 6-3, 7-5, 7-5 to give Brazil a 2-1 lead over Spain in a Davis Cup playoff on Saturday, leaving the five-time champions in danger of returning to the zone groups for the first time since 1996. Brazil had key breaks late in all three sets to clinch the victory in 2 hours, 35 minutes, at the Ibirapuera indoor arena. Without Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer, Spain needs to win ...
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