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Napoli KO Wolfsburg from Europa; Fiorentina punch semifinal ticket

Napoli advanced to the Europa League semifinals on Thursday evening, with a 2-2 draw against Wolfsburg seeing Rafael Benitez's side progress 6-3 on aggregate. Second-half goals from Jose Callejon and Dries Mertens looked to have put the Serie A outfit out of sight after their 4-1 first-leg triumph in Germany last Thursday. Timm Klose and Ivan Perisic scored in the space of three...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hamsik, Higuain lead Napoli to Europa League rout vs. Wolfsburg

Rafael Benitez's Napoli all but booked their place in the Europa League semi-finals with a stunning 4-1 win over Wolfsburg in Germany on Thursday night. Gonzalo Higuain scored the first before Marek Hamsik helped himself to a brace in the first leg of this last-eight clash. Substitute Manolo Gabbiadini piled on the misery as the visitors inflicted a first home defeat on their opponents...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolfsburg hoping attacking qualities continue to overshadow their defensive shortcomings

VfL Wolfsburg are averaging more than two goals a game in the 2014-15 Europa League. The Bundesliga club has been one of the more attractive teams going forward in the competition this season. However, for all their attacking qualities, Wolfsburg’s lack of defensive structure has made fans of the German side nervous at numerous points during the club’s European campaign...
Via World Soccer Talk
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Higuain's hat trick leads Napoli to thumping win vs. Dynamo Moscow

Gonzalo Higuain put Dynamo Moscow on the brink in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday as his hat trick eased Napoli to a 3-1 last-16 first-leg victory. The Argentine forward proved too hot to handle for the visitors as he netted his first European treble against a Dynamo side reduced to 10 men early in the second half after Roman Zobnin's dismissal. Kevin Kuranyi's fifth Europa...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Messi, Aguero, Higuain in Argentina squad for matches in US

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has named Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain in a squad to face El Salvador and Ecuador in international friendlies later this month in the United States. Martino announced the 22-player squad on Tuesday, and included a first-time call up for Real Sociedad goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli. Forward Carlos Tevez was...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Mauro Icardi's late penalty steals draw for Inter against Napoli

Mauro Icardi denied Napoli the victory that would have seen them close to within two points of second-placed Roma in Serie A as his cheeky penalty earned Inter Milan a 2-2 draw. There were no goals in a frantic first half at the Stadio San Paolo but they began to flow after half-time as Marek Hamsik and Gonzalo Higuain boosted Napoli into a two-goal lead. Rodrigo Palacio halved the...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafa Benitez on Sassuolo, says Gonzalo Higuain can be replaced

Napoli coach Rafa Benitez says quality is a must if they are to take anything away from Monday's game against Sassuolo. No team in Italy has been as impressive as the Partenopei this year and the impressive mid-week win against Trabzonspor shows why the Spaniard is delighted with what his team produced so far. "It […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafa Benitez on Trabzonspor, confirms Gonzalo Higuain will start

Coach Rafa Benitez says Napoli are determined to bounce back from Saturday's disappointing defeat at Palermo in the Serie A. The Partenopei were in devastating form before the 3-1 away defeat at the Stadio Renzo Barbera and the Spaniard says the Europa League game against Trabzonspor is a good opportunity to get back on winning […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Napoli move back to third in Serie A; Udinese top Empoli

ROME -- Napoli moved back into third place in Serie A courtesy of a controversial penalty in a 2-1 win over visiting Genoa on Monday. In the 73rd minute at the San Paolo stadium, the referee ruled that Gonzalo Higuain was fouled following a free kick despite what appeared to be minimal contact. After Genoa protested, Higuain converted the ensuing spot kick for his 12th goal this...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Napoli beats Genoa 2-1 with controversial penalty in Serie A

ROME (AP) Napoli moved back into third place in Serie A courtesy of a controversial penalty in a 2-1 win over visiting Genoa on Monday. In the 73rd minute at the San Paolo stadium, the referee ruled that Gonzalo Higuain was fouled following a free kick despite what appeared to be minimal contact. After Genoa protested, Higuain converted the ensuing spot kick for his 12th goal this...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Napoli to face Inter after Coppa Italia PK win over 10-man Udinese

NAPLES, Italy -- Holder Napoli beat 10-man Udinese 5-4 on penalties to reach the Italian Cup quarterfinals on Thursday, after the match ended 2-2 in regulation time. Substitute Gonzalo Higuain thumped in the winning spot kick after Allan's effort was saved by Napoli goalkeeper Mariano Andujar. Dries Mertens missed the chance to get Napoli off to the perfect start when he sent a penalty...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Napoli beats Udinese to reach Italian Cup quarterfinals

NAPLES, Italy (AP) Holder Napoli beat 10-man Udinese 5-4 on penalties to reach the Italian Cup quarterfinals on Thursday, after the match ended 2-2 in regulation time. Substitute Gonzalo Higuain thumped in the winning spot kick after Allan's effort was saved by Napoli goalkeeper Mariano Andujar. Dries Mertens missed the chance to get Napoli off to the perfect start when he sent...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Oh You Beauty!: Goals of the Week of 1/19/2015

5. Stewart Downing vs Hull Stewart Downing has really become a different player at West Ham since his move from Liverpool. Here we have a magnificent through ball from loanee Alex Song that finds the on-rushing Downing. After receiving the ball, Downing coolly slots it past Hull’s keeper and into the goal.   4. Gonzalo Higuain vs Lazio Another beautiful through ball for a goal...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

£30m goal machine shrugs off possible Liverpool Transfer

£30m goal machine shrugs off possible Liverpool Transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Liverpool have suffered a major blow in their pursuit of Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain as the Argentine claimed that he is happy at Napoli after driving his side to a 1-0 win over Lazio on Sunday. Higuain who scored a thumping goal from an acute angle to give the Partenopei the win said...
Via Soccerlens
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzalo Higuain insists he's happy at Napoli

Gonzalo Higuain has poured cold water on speculation about a possible move away from Napoli, insisting he is happy at the Serie A outfit. The Argentina striker has been strongly linked with a big-money switch to Liverpool in the winter transfer market. However, speaking to Sky Italia shortly after Napoli's 1-0 triumph at Lazio on Sunday - a match which saw him net the only goal ...
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January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Napoli leapfrog Lazio into third in Serie A after Gonzalo Higuain winner

MILAN -- Napoli beat Lazio 1-0 to leapfrog the Rome side into third spot in Serie A on Sunday. Gonzalo Higuain scored the only goal of the match in the 18th minute, latching onto a delightful ball from Dries Mertens before unleashing a strike into the top near corner from a tight angle. Lazio fought back and went close on several occasions, notably when Marco Parolo nodded a free...
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January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Arsenal on track to sign the ‘New Higuain’

Arsenal on track to sign the ‘New Higuain’ - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Two seasons back, Arsenal were heavily linked with a move for then-Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain, who eventually moved to Napoli. According to reports in Italy, Arsenal are closely monitoring the development of Jonathan Calleri, the Boca Juniors striker, who is dubbed as the ‘New Higuain’...
Via Soccerlens
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafa Benitez on the Empoli game, confirms Mertens will start

Napoli coach Rafa Benitez says Dries Mertens will be in the starting line-up for tomorrow's early kick-off against Empoli. The Partenopei will be desperate to take advantage of Juventus' draw against Fiorentina with striker Gonzalo Higuain set to start on the bench. "I respect Empoli, I like their attitude and approach to games," Benitez told […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafa Benitez angry after 3-3 scoreline: We gifted Cagliari the draw

Napoli coach Rafa Benitez was bitterly disappointed after his side threw a two-goal lead against Cagliari. The Partenopei started the game brightly with Gonzalo Higuain giving his side an early lead before Gokhan Inler added a second on the 30th minute but more mistakes in the Napoli defence first allowed Zeman's side to get back […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Gonzalo Higuain leads Napoli to narrow win against Fiorentina

Gonzalo Higuain fired Napoli into third place in the Serie A table with a second-half winner in a 1-0 victory over Fiorentina at the Stadio Artemio Franchi. The Azzurri made an inconsistent start to the season but will now enjoy a week in the final Champions League berth after Higuain's sixth league goal confirmed a second straight league win. Fiorentina, who were strangely off-colour...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafa Benitez delighted with Roma win, says Napoli can go far

Napoli coach Rafa Benitez was delighted after his side's 2-0 home win against Roma. Goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Jose Callejon saw the Partenopei go third in the Serie A with the Spaniard insisting the best is yet to come from his players. "Today the win went to a team that works hard together with […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Higuain, Callejon steer Napoli to emotional victory against Roma

Gonzalo Higuain scored again to help Napoli beat title hopeful Roma 2-0 amid high tension at the Stadio San Paolo on Saturday. Higuain, who hadn't scored in the opening seven rounds, netted his fifth goal in six days as Napoli got off to a blistering start. The Argentine turned provider to help Jose Callejon seal the result late on. Callejon and Marek Hamsik also hit the crossbar...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Napoli beats Roma 2-0 in Serie A amid tension

MILAN (AP) Gonzalo Higuain scored again to help Napoli beat title hopeful Roma 2-0 amid high tension at the Stadio San Paolo on Saturday. Higuain, who hadn't scored in the opening seven rounds, netted his fifth goal in six days as Napoli got off to a blistering start. The Argentine turned provider to help Jose Callejon seal the result late on. Callejon and Marek Hamsik also hit...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafa Benitez frustrated with draw, already looking forward to Roma game

Napoli coach Rafa Benitez was not a happy man after his side failed to take all three points against Atalanta. The Partenopei did well to bounce back from Denis' goal early in the second half and dominated the final part of the game but a missed Gonzalo Higuain penalty means they miss the chance to […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafa Benitez happy with performance, praises Hamsik and Higuain

Napoli coach Rafa Benitez was visibly pleased after the big win against Verona on Sunday night. The Partenopei bounced back from an early Emil Hallfreosson goal to ease to a 6-2 win against Verona with striker Gonzalo Higuain hitting a hat-trick for the hosts, his first goals of the season. "This win sends a strong […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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