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Griezmann rescues Barcelona after Mertens levels Napoli scoring record

Antoine Griezmann’s second-half equaliser cancelled out a fine opener from Napoli’s Dries Mertens to give Barcelona a 1-1 draw at Naples and the upper hand in their Champions League last-16 tie.Mertens had made the most of the Italian club’s solid star…

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Napoli v Barcelona: Champions League last 16 – live!

Updates from the first leg at the Stadio San Paolo (8pm GMT kick-off)Live scores: all the goals as they go in around the UK and EuropeEmail Simon here or tweet @Simon_Burnton 7.08pm GMT If you don’t currently have a headache and for some reason would l…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: Maradona, the ‘God of Naples’

The latest in a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images. This shot of the legendary Diego Maradona was taken by Mark Leech in 1987When Diego Armando Maradona joined Napoli in 1984, 70,000 people flocked to see him arrive at the San P…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: Maradona, the ‘God of Naples’

The latest in a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images. This shot of the legendary Diego Maradona was taken by Mark Leech in 1987When Diego Armando Maradona joined Napoli in 1984, 70,000 people flocked to see him arrive at the San P…

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Chelsea make inquiry about Napoli’s Dries Mertens in hunt for forward

Napoli may not be willing to let 32-year-old leaveChelsea finding it hard to land their main targetsChelsea have made an inquiry about the availability of the Napoli forward Dries Mertens as Frank Lampard seeks to solve his side’s goalscoring problems….

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Ashley Young makes rapid Inter impact as Serie A title race heats up

Internazionale were held at home, but Lazio failed to capitalise in the Rome derby before Juve were rocked in NaplesOn his first weekend playing in Serie A, Ashley Young brought Inter back within touching distance of league leaders Juventus. OK, maybe …

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Juventus shocked by Napoli while Real Madrid go clear in La Liga

• Zielinski and Insigne score in Napoli’s 2-1 win over Juve• Real Madrid win 1-0 at Real ValladolidSerie A leaders Juventus suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at Napoli, with coach Maurizio Sarri returning to his former club for the first time, though Cristia…

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European roundup: Ashley Young notches assist on dramatic Inter debut

Ex-Manchester United winger supplies pinpoint cross for openerRadja Nainggolan equalises for Cagliari against parent clubInter Milan were held to a third successive 1-1 draw in Serie A after Radja Nainggolan, a player they loaned to Cagliari for this s…

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Champions League last 16 draw: tie-by-tie analysis

PSG may have got it right at last, Frank Lampard returns to Munich – and it’s now or never for Cristiano Ronaldo and JuveCould this, finally, be Paris Saint-Germain’s year? Although their domestic form has been indifferent (they lead Ligue 1 by just se…

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Rapid ruin of Ancelotti’s Napoli leaves Gattuso with a mighty repair job

The outgoing coach oversaw a wretched half-season but the club’s problems run deep – as his replacement soon found outGennaro Gattuso’s debut as Napoli manager had to be delayed by half an hour on Saturday after pieces of the Stadio San Paolo’s roof br…

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Rapid ruin of Ancelotti’s Napoli leaves Gattuso with a mighty repair job

The outgoing coach oversaw a wretched half-season but the club’s problems run deep – as his replacement soon found outGennaro Gattuso’s debut as Napoli manager had to be delayed by half an hour on Saturday after pieces of the Stadio San Paolo’s roof br…

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Carlo Ancelotti sacked by Napoli despite Champions League qualification

• Former Chelsea manager fired after 4-0 win over Genk• Ancelotti expected to be replaced by Gennaro GattusoCarlo Ancelotti has been sacked as Napoli manager despite leading the Italian side to the knockout stages of the Champions League on Tuesday.A h…

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Liverpool will relish pressure of Salzburg decider, says Jürgen Klopp

• Reds need to avoid defeat in Austria to progress• Fabinho could face spell on sidelines with ankle injuryJürgen Klopp lamented Liverpool’s failure to book a Champions League “holiday” in Salzburg next month but insisted his European champions would t…

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Dries Mertens and Napoli show rivals that Liverpool have their flaws | Barney Ronay

Serie A side have had the better of Liverpool in most of their past four meetings, something future opponents could learn fromFor the opening hour at Anfield the Napoli players must have been tempted to wonder, once again, what exactly all the fuss is …

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Five Napoli fans arrested outside Anfield before Liverpool game

• Social media reports of away fans carrying golf clubs dismissed• Three arrested for violent disorder near to Liverpool groundFive Napoli fans were arrested after skirmishes outside Anfield before Liverpool’s 1-1 Champions League draw against the Seri…

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Dejan Lovren’s header rescues point for Liverpool against Napoli

Europe holds few surprises for Jürgen Klopp after 100 Uefa games and his latest encounter with Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli brought all-too familiar problems for Liverpool. The old fox, as the Liverpool manager once called his Italian counterpart, thwarted…

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Liverpool v Napoli: Champions League – live!

Champions League updates from the 8pm GMT kick-offKlopp brings up century and aims for early Liverpool progressAnd feel free to email Ben or tweet him @benfisherj 7.09pm GMT Team news news: Klopp makes three changes, with Salah, Joe Gomez and James Mil…

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Jürgen Klopp brings up his century and aims for early Liverpool progress

• Victory in manager’s 100th European game will put side through• Napoli arrive under a cloud after a falling-out behind the scenesJürgen Klopp remembers the first time: 14 July 2005. He had just turned 38 when he encountered Armenia’s Mika Ashtarak an…

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European roundup: Lionel Messi hat-trick sends Barcelona top as Real chase

• Messi levels Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of 34 trebles in La Liga• Inter comeback from 1-0 down to beat Verona at homeLionel Messi scored two exquisite free-kicks as he netted his first hat-trick of the season in a 4-1 win over Celta Vigo that took Ba…

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European roundup: Cristiano Ronaldo rescues Juventus as Real Madrid hit five

• Late penalty seals 2-1 win over Genoa for Serie A leaders• Luka Jovic scores his first Real Madrid goal against LeganesCristiano Ronaldo rescued Juventus when his penalty delivered a barely-deserved 2-1 win over Genoa at the Allianz Stadium.Juventus …