Was Napoli's Champions League Exit the Beginning of the End for Rafael Benitez?
Rafael Benitez refused to stake the future on a single game. Speaking to reporters before Napoli’s Champions League play-off second leg against Athletic Bilbao this week, the manager insisted that elimination would not be a disaster for his team.
The cracks are beginning to show for Napoli ahead of the new season
Many would consider Rafael Benitez’s first season with Napoli a moderate success by winning the Italian Cup and achieving a third place finish to warrant an entry to a Champions League qualifier. The only real disappointment came from failing to advance ...
Genoa vs. Napoli, preview: Hoping for a decent start to the Serie A campaign
Serie A finally begins this weekend! Napoli kick things off with a visit to Genoa, where they'll be hoping to put aside their Champions League woes by taking all three points at the Marassi. Gian Piero Gasperini returned to the club early last season, and managed to lift them from the relegation zone to a respectable 14th.
Season Preview: Predicting what's to come for Napoli
With Napoli's league season about to get underway, it's time to take stock and see what we think is coming. How Far Will Napoli Take This Europa Journey? If the league season goes sideways I could see the focus shifting to trying to win the Europa League and qualify for the Champions League that way, but I'm hoping it doesn't come to that.
Genoa vs. Napoli 2014-08-31
Napoli need to wash the taste of Spain right out of their mouths, and what better way to do that then taking all three points from their first Serie A game? Serie A finally begins this weekend! Napoli kick things off with a visit to Genoa, where they'll be hoping to put aside their Champions League woes by taking all three points at the Marassi. Gian Piero Gasperini returned to the club early ...
Athletic Bilbao 3, Napoli 1 Champions League Playoff Match Review: Out with a whimper
A flat first half gave way to a horror show of a second half, and Napoli are out of the Champions League. The season has barely begun and Napoli have taken a body blow right out of the chute. Napoli came out flat and not showing much of a cohesive plan, seeming to be content to just hoof the ball up the pitch and see what happens.
Europa League group stage draw: Napoli in Group I
Napoli are unlikely to give much thought to Europa League this season, but Sparta Prague, Young Boys and Slovan Bratislava should give the youngsters and reserves enough of a challenge. Napoli failed to qualify for the Champions League group stages when they lost 3-1 to Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday night. Particularly when taking a look at the sides Napoli are set to play.
Napoli step up their pursuit to sign Liverpool FC defender Daniel Agger
According to reports emerging from Denmark, Napoli are said to have stepped up their efforts in their pursuit of signing Liverpool star Daniel Agger and are close to landing the services of the defender. Despite being club vice-captain, Agger has found ...
Napoli midfielder Dzemaili forcing move to AC Milan
Napoli midfielder Blerim Dzemaili is expected to finally complete his move to Serie A rivals AC Milan with the player’s desire to head north and sign for the Rossoneri meaning that the Partenopei will eventually bow to the Milan offer. The Switzerland ...
Espanyol´s David Lopez set for Napoli switch
Napoli have agreed terms with Espanyol for the signing of midfielder David Lopez, the Liga club have revealed. The 24-year-old came through the club's youth system and, after a loan spell at Leganes followed by a brief switch to Huesca, Lopez returned to ...
Squad list released for Napoli's trip to Genoa
Napoli's new signings are all traveling to Genoa, but three squad veterans are not. With the team in their final preparations for tomorrow's match against Genoa, Rafa Benitez has released the list of 21 players he'll be taking on the trip: Goalkeepers ...
Breaking Down Napoli's Europa League Group
So now that we know who exactly Napoli are facing in the Europa League.... er, who exactly are Napoli facing in the Europa League?
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