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Napoli alleviate pressure off of Benitez, edge rock-bottom Parma

Napoli claimed their first win in five Serie A matches to alleviate some of the pressure on underfire boss Rafael Benitez at the expense of rock-bottom Parma. The Spaniard has presided over an inconsistent start to the season but the Partenopei bounced back from a 2-0 defeat to AC Milan over the weekend by beating the Gialloblu by the same scoreline at the Stadio San Paolo. Duvan...
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Should Liverpool bring back Rafa Benitez?

Should Liverpool bring back Rafa Benitez? - originally posted on According to reports in Italy, the future of Rafael Benitez’ future at Napoli is doomed and that the Spaniard is facing an exit. Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport claims that Benitez is highly unlikely to stay at Napoli, while the uncertainties surrounding the future of the former Inter Milan...
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Benitez bemoans defending after Napoli loss

Napoli coach Rafael Benitez lamented his side’s defensive deficiencies after Milan emerged 2-0 winners in Serie A on Sunday. Jeremy […]
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Benitez backs Hamsik to rediscover form

Napoli coach Rafael Benitez wants to aid Marek Hamsik’s return to form by maintaining his playing time in the side. […]
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Benitez ´optimistic´ over Napoli progress

​Rafael Benitez is confident Napoli are primed for a strong second half of the season after extending their unbeaten run […]
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Benitez blames referee Rocchi, hails Napoli´s unbeaten run

Napoli coach Rafael Benitez lamented an “off day” from referee Gianluca Rocchi in their 1-1 Serie A draw at Sampdoria […]
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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

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