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Rafael Benitez hails Napoli's Italian Super Cup success against Juventus

Rafael Benitez has described Napoli's Italian Super Cup success as the "greatest victory" after Monday's penalty shootout triumph over Juventus in Qatar. Goalkeeper Rafael was the hero as he saved Simone Padoin's penalty to earn Napoli a dramatic 6-5 shootout win over the Serie A champions in Doha and exact revenge for defeat against the Turin side in the 2012 final. The match went...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Benitez hits back at Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho

Benitez hits back at Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho - originally posted on Rafael Benitez is not a friend of Jose Mourinho. The Spaniard formed a certain enmity with the Portuguese, when he was a manager at Liverpool. During Mourinho’s first spell at Chelsea, the Portuguese won league titles, twice in his first two seasons, but Rafa’s Liverpool defeated the Blues...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Napoli eliminates Swansea from Europa

Swansea bowed out of the Europa League on Thursday, losing 3-1 to Rafael Benitez' Napoli in Naples, despite a gutsy display. The hosts took the lead through Lorenzo Insigne before Jonathan de Guzman brought the Swans level on the half-hour mark. Swansea squandered the chance to take the lead in the second half and were punished when Gonzalo Higuain put Napoli in front, before Gokhan...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Benitez: Everyone at Chelsea was waiting for me to leave

Benitez: Everyone at Chelsea was waiting for me to leave - originally posted on Soccerlens.comNapoli boss Rafael Benitez didn’t enjoy a great time during his time at Chelsea, where he served as an interim-manager of the London club last season. It was obvious. Fans were quick to understand Rafa’s tactical acumen, but he was never going to be favourite among the fans, because...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Benitez: ‘Very difficult’ to get Chelsea duo, no real interest in them

Benitez: ‘Very difficult’ to get Chelsea duo, no real interest in them - originally posted on Soccerlens.comNapoli coach Rafael Benitez has rubbished reports of a possible move for Chelsea duo Juan Mata and David Luiz in the January transfer window. The Spaniard, who was an interim manager of Chelsea, last season, was thought to preparing for a raid in the winter transfer window...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Chelsea Latest: Benitez targets Courtois, Flop striker off To Roma?

Chelsea Latest: Benitez targets Courtois, Flop striker off To Roma? - originally posted on Soccerlens.comThe situation of Thibaut Courtois is very interesting. The Chelsea player has been enjoying yet another excellent season at Atletico Madrid and wishes to continue his career in Spain. He has no shortage of admirers, with Barcelona are thought to be keen interested in him. The...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

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