Uncaged Gonzalo Higuain delivers on Rafael Benitez goals demand
Uncaged Gonzalo Higuain delivers on Rafael Benitez goals demand

Coach Rafael Benitez believes Napoli have sent "an important signal" after striker Gonzalo Higuain ended his Serie A goal droughts with a hat-trick in a 6-2 win over Verona on Sunday.

Walter Mazzarri wants `fast and aggressive` Inter for Napoli
Walter Mazzarri wants `fast and aggressive` Inter for Napoli

Under-fire Inter coach Walter Mazzarri has called for a "fast and aggressive" approach to Sunday`s home clash against former club Napoli amid rumours a third consecutive defeat could prompt his dismissal.

Serie A: Jose Callejon comes to Napoli rescue at Sassuolo
Serie A: Jose Callejon comes to Napoli rescue at Sassuolo

A first-half strike from Spanish forward Jose Callejon sent Napoli back to winning ways in a 1-0 win at struggling Sassuolo on Sunday, even if they were saved late on by the woodwork.

Juventus on top as pressure grows on Rafael Benitez
Juventus on top as pressure grows on Rafael Benitez

A brace from Arturo Vidal and a late Stephan Lichtsteiner strike in a 3-0 defeat of Cesena sent Juventus top of Serie A on goal difference as the pressure grew on Rafael Benitez after Napoli drew 3-3 with Palermo.

Vidal's brace puts Juventus on top, more pressure on Benitez

A brace from Arturo Vidal and a late Stephan Lichsteiner strike in a 3-0 romp of Cesena sent Juventus top of Serie A on goal difference as the pressure grew on Rafael Benitez after Napoli drew 3-3 with Palermo.

Rafael Benitez in battle to make up Napoli shortfall
Rafael Benitez in battle to make up Napoli shortfall

Pressure is mounting on Napoli coach Rafael Benitez ahead of Palermo`s visit to the San Paolo on Wednesday as the Serie A club continue to reel from early season setbacks.

Mauro Icardi hits hat-trick in Inter Milan seven-goal rout of Sassuolo
Mauro Icardi hits hat-trick in Inter Milan seven-goal rout of Sassuolo

Inter Milan routed hapless Sassuolo 7-0 for the second season in a row on Sunday with Argentine striker Mauro Icardi grabbing a hat-trick and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo scoring twice.

Napoli clinch Champions League playoff spot

Napoli clinched a third-place finish in Serie A and a Champions League qualifying spot after they beat Cagliari 3-0 and rivals Fiorentina lost 4-3 at home to Sassuolo on Tuesday.

Benitez counts on Cup win to save Napoli`s season

Napoli coach Rafael Benitez is hoping the club`s second Italian Cup final triumph in three years will help make up for the disappointment of failing to challenge for league and Champions League honours this season.

Benitez names Higuain in Cup final squad

Napoli coach Rafael Benitez has given fans some welcome news ahead of Saturday`s Cup final against Fiorentina by calling Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain into his matchday squad.

Gerrard almost swapped Liverpool for Chelsea nine years ago: Report

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard would have nearly swapped his home team for Chelsea nine years ago if he had gone ahead with a decision that reportedly rocked English football temporarily.

Conte issues stinging rebuke to Benitez

Juventus coach Antonio Conte has issued a stinging rebuke to Napoli coach Rafael Benitez after the two bickered over which team had spent the more money.

Benitez hits back at Mourinho

Napoli manager Rafael Benitez hit back at Jose Mourinho on Saturday after the Chelsea boss claimed his predecessor had presided over a poor season for the Premier League leaders.

Gervinho winner sees Roma edge Napoli in Cup semi

Ivory Coast international Gervinho hit a fine brace including a late winner to put Roma within sight of their second successive Italian Cup final thanks to a 3-2 victory over Napoli in the first leg of the sides` semi-final on Wednesday.

Higuain strike ousts Lazio, sets up Roma Cup semis

Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain scored eight minutes from time to secure a 1-0 win over holders Lazio and a place in the semi-finals of the Italian Cup against Serie A rivals Roma on Wednesday.

Conte: Juventus can still achieve an historic season

Antonio Conte says Juventus can still ensure the 2013-14 campaign becomes a permanent fixture in the club`s history books despite their Champions League exit.

Napoli join battle to sign Doria

Napoli have joined the race to sign highly rated Brazilian centre-back Doria.

Milan derby ends 2013 in front of empty stands

Inter Milan will be out to heap further misery on struggling city rivals AC Milan but unfortunately for the 18-times Serie A champions, their most passionate fans will be absent from the Sunday`s much anticipated derby showdown.

Juve return to Turkey for Europa League

Italian champions Juventus return to Turkey as the Serie A giants were drawn against Trabzonspor in the Europa League last-32 on Monday.

Juve go six clear, Napoli keep in touch with Inter win

Napoli kept their hopes of a first Serie A title since 1990 alive with an epic 4-2 win over 10-man Inter Milan after a Carlos Tevez hat-trick had put leaders Juventus six points clear with a 4-0 rout of Sassuolo on Sunday.