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How Kessie lost tooth during AC Milan clash against Napoli
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How Kessie lost tooth during AC Milan clash against Napoli

  The Ivory Coast international has visited a dentist after he receiving an elbow in the mouth during his side’s win over the Parthenopeans Franck Kessie lost a tooth during AC Milan’s 3-1 victory over Napoli in Sunday’s Serie A clash at Stadio San Paolo. The 23-year-old was handed his seventh league start this season in the encounter and made a key contribution to help his side triumph over the Parthenopeans. The midfielder, however, lost a tooth in the game after he was accidentally hit in the mouth by Napoli winger Matteo Politano.
Easy Decision to Offer new Deal to ‘Badass’ Mertens, Says Napoli President De Laurentiis
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Easy Decision to Offer new Deal to ‘Badass’ Mertens, Says Napoli President De Laurentiis

The Belgian looks set to remain at Stadio San Paolo beyond the expiration of his existing contract this summer Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed that the club have offered talismanic forward Dries Mertens a new deal. Mertens joined Napoli from PSV for a mere €10 million (£9m/$11m) in the summer of 2013, and has since gone on to write his name in the record books at Stadio San Paolo. The 33-year-old has racked up 303 appearances for the Gli Azzurri over the last seven years, scoring an impressive 122 goals across all competitions.
Napoli may be the ‘right destination’ for Lille’s Osimhen – Agent
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Napoli may be the ‘right destination’ for Lille’s Osimhen – Agent

The Nigerian striker has been heavily linked with a switch to the Stadio San Paolo Osita Okolo, the brother-in-law and agent of Lille striker Victor Osimhen, has not ruled out the possibility of the Nigerian joining Napoli. Reports surfaced last week the 21-year-old had agreed a deal to join the Partenopei, but the player came out to debunk it as "fake news". It still has not stopped Osimhen's name from circulating in the transfer rumour mill after scoring 13 goals in 27 Ligue 1 outings with Lille finishing just a point and place shy of Champions League qualification.
Mario Balotelli scored his first Serie A goal for 1,468 days but Napoli hung on to claim a narrow victory over Brescia at Stadio San Paolo
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Mario Balotelli scored his first Serie A goal for 1,468 days but Napoli hung on to claim a narrow victory over Brescia at Stadio San Paolo

Dries Mertens opened the scoring with his fourth league goal of the season before Kostas Manolas headed in the second on the stroke of half-time. Brescia rallied after the break but Sandro Tonali's stunning goal was ruled out by VAR for a foul in the build-up. Balotelli headed home to set up a tense finale, but Napoli held on. The 29-year-old last found the net in Italy's top flight on 22 September 2015 in AC Milan's 3-2 win at Udinese, before spells at Nice and Marseille in France. He returned to Italy to join hometown club Brescia in August on a three-year deal. The result sees Napoli strengthen their grip on fourth place in Serie A, while Brescia remain 14th. Carlo Ancelotti's side resume their Champions League campaign at Genk on Wednesday, 2 October (17:55 BST), befo...
Serie A highlights Kalidou Koulibaly’s best moments
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Serie A highlights Kalidou Koulibaly’s best moments

On Saturday, the Senegal international was named the best defender in the Italian top-flight for his fine performances Amid speculation over his future at the Stadio San Paolo, Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly continues to prove himself as one of the best defenders in the world. This season, Koulibaly has established himself in the heart of the Partenopei's defence, completing 66% of his total tackles [61] with 135 clearances. After he was presented the best defender award for the 2018-19 season on Sunday, the Serie A put together these video highlights of the best tackles displayed by the Senegal centre-back in the campaign.
Arsenal Goalkeeper David Ospina discharged from hospital after Head Collision
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Arsenal Goalkeeper David Ospina discharged from hospital after Head Collision

Arsenal goalkeeper, David Ospina, who is currently on loan at Napoli has been discharged from the hospital after he collapsed unconscious on the pitch following a knock to the head during a Serie A game against Udinese on Sunday. The 30-year-old Colombian goalkeeper received treatment after colliding with striker Ignacio Pussetto ten minutes into the game at the Stadio San Paolo. He was treated on the pitch and returned to play with bandages around his head. However, 41 minutes later, Ospina collapsed to the ground as medics rushed onto the pitch, with the player stretchered off and transferred to hospital where he was admitted. On Monday afternoon, Napoli confirmed that the father of two was discharged from hospital and has since returned home to his family. “David Ospina ...
Reds Midfielder Keita In Hospital With Back Problem
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Reds Midfielder Keita In Hospital With Back Problem

Guinea midfielder Naby Keita is in hospital in Naples after complaining of back pain when he came off early in Liverpool’s Champions League clash with Napoli on Wednesday, his club said. Naby Keita The 23-year-old — who Liverpool paid German side RB Leipzig £52million ($67million) for last year — underwent tests after being taken off inside the opening 20 minutes of the match — which Liverpool lost 1-0. “Liverpool Football Club can confirm Naby Keita was taken to hospital in Naples on Wednesday evening during the first half of the Champions League fixture with SSC Napoli,” read a club statement. “The midfielder started the game at the Stadio San Paolo, but was substituted inside the opening 20 minutes and replaced by Jordan Henderson after alerting the team’s medical staff to ...
Yaya Toure: ‘Napoli Fans Can Be Decisive Against Man City’
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Yaya Toure: ‘Napoli Fans Can Be Decisive Against Man City’

The Partenopei face the Premier League leaders for the second time this month tomorrow night, having been beaten 2-1 at the Etihad. “The thing that impressed me most was the crowd,” Touré recalled of his previous visit to the Stadio San Paolo, speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport. “The San Paolo is a stadium which doesn’t leave you indifferent, even as an opponent. Support like Napoli’s strengthens a team. “As a City player I’m not intimidated by it, but I’m worried by the way it fires-up the home team. In times of difficulty, fans like the ones in Naples can be decisive. “This is an important game for us, which we must face with the right attitude. The atmosphere at San Siro is an added problem. “The first game? Napoli play some of the best football in Europe, and beating them was someth...