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4 hrs ago | BleacherReport

Italian Football Needs Napoli in the Champions League

Napoli 's 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao in the first leg of their Champions League playoff on Tuesday was a disappointing result.

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7 hrs ago | Business News

Serie A transfer latest: Rumoured Arsenal target jeered by his own fans, could leave

We start today's transfer round-up from Serie A with Napoli . Rafael Benitez's side have been linked with a whole host of central midfielders this summer, but their pursuit was ended today after the capture of Villarreal's Jonathan de Guzman .

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Related Topix: Sports, Federico Fernandez, Soccer Players, World Soccer, More Sports

21 hrs ago | ABC News

Arsenal held, Athletic gain UCL upper hand in Napoli

Ten-man Arsenal was left frustrated after a 0-0 stalemate at Besiktas in Wednesday's Champions League play-off round first leg while Athletic Bilbao earned the upper hand against Napoli following a 1-1 draw in Italy.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Aaron Ramsey, Wojciech Szczesny, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, World Soccer, More Sports, Arsenal, Muniain

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Business News

Stan Collymore questions Ander Herrera and Juan Mata purchases

The two most expensive Manchester United acquisitions over the past 12 months - Juan Mata from Chelsea for 37.1 million and Ander Herrera two months ago from Athletic Bilbao for 29 million - may not have been wise investments as the foundations to allow these two Spaniards to play to their full abilities is not even in place yet at Old Trafford.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Juan Mata, Ander Herrera, World Soccer, More Sports, Chelsea, Yohan Cabaye, Newcastle United

Sky Sports

Napoli held; Leverkusen on top

Athletic Bilbao grabbed a vital away goal in a 1-1 draw at Napoli in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League play-off tie.

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Related Topix: Sports, Bayer Leverkusen, World Soccer, More Sports, Soccer Players, Iker Muniain, Muniain, Gonzalo Higuain, Karim Bellarabi

Yahoo!

Champions League - Advantage Athletic after draw in a

Gonzalo Higuain 's second half equaliser left the Champions League playoff tie between Napoli and Athletic Bilbao well poised at 1-1 ahead of next week's second leg.

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Related Topix: Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Soccer Players, Muniain, Iturraspe, Iker Muniain, Balenziaga

Arab Times

Napoli entertain Atletic Bilbao, Leverkusen meet FC Copenhagen

The Gunners followed up a convincing victory against Manchester City in the Community Shield with a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday in their opening Premier League game, in which Aaron Ramsey netted a late winner.

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Related Topix: Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Jack Wilshere, Laurent Koscielny, Soccer Players, Aaron Ramsey, Kieran Gibbs, Per Mertesacker

BleacherReport

Rafa Benitez and Napoli Need to Hit the Ground Running in Champions League

A campaign starts with an away trip to Genoa, Rafa Benitez's side begin to shape their destiny of their fledgling season as Athletic Bilbao arrive at the Such a high stakes tie is probably not what the former Liverpool boss would ideally want at this stage of preparation, with transfers still in the pipeline and peak form yet to be attained.

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Goal.com

Napoli - Athletic Bilbao Betting Preview: Why the Italians can score at least twice

Our Spanish expert Phil Kitromilides believes Athletic will struggle in Naples and he is backing the hosts to continue their strong home record by netting at least twice The stand-out tie from the qualifying play-off round in this season's Champions League sees La Liga's Athletic Bilbao face Serie A's Napoli.

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Related Topix: Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Ander Herrera, Soccer Players

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Sunday Herald

Malaga close in on Samaras as striker flys in to hold contract negotiations

The Greek forward left Celtic at the end of last season and has since been linked with moves to Sevilla, Hamburg, Lokomotiv Moscow, Southampton, Besiktas, Lyon and, tentatively at least, a return to the Scottish champions.

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SurInEnglish.com

Luis Alberto: "Hopefully I can repeat the 11 goals that I scored at Barcelona"

The attacking midfielder from Cadiz has been on good form during the pre-season and is a promising alternative to Duda when taking free kicks Malaga's most recent forward signing, Luis Alberto, discussed the pre-season progress of his new team and explained how he has adapted into the squad in the past few weeks.

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Business News

Juventus reject Valencia's Llorente advances

It is being reported in Italy that Juventus have fended off an approach for Fernando Llorente from Spanish side Valencia.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Fernando Llorente, World Soccer, More Sports, Morata, Alvaro Morata

Yahoo!

Losers and winners: Van Gaal, Ramsey and... a pigeon?

The Dutchman strode into Manchester United off the back of a superb World Cup, and immediately had media and fans swooning with his tactical mastery and magnificently blunt manner.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Ashley Young, World Soccer, More Sports, Jonjo Shelvey, Aaron Ramsey, Arsenal

Goal.com

From Higuain to Fellaini: Napoli spending dries up ahead of key Champions League clash

COMMENT: Aurelio De Laurentiis is under attack for tightening the purse strings ahead of Tuesday's meeting with Athletic Bilbao but is he being parsimonious or prudent? By Mark Doyle "Deceiving, speculating and saving [money] are the laws of your mission ... mind you, with our without you, our passion will never end.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Edinson Cavani, World Soccer, More Sports, Napoli, Real Madrid, Gonzalo Higuain, Pepe, Opinion

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

5 things about the Champions League playoffs

The English club is featuring at this stage for the seventh time in nine years and has won all 12 of its previous matches, maintaining its record of playing in every Champions League group stage since the 1998-99 season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Bayer Leverkusen, World Soccer, More Sports, Soccer Players, Stefan Kiessling, FC Porto, Aaron Ramsey, Arsenal

Goal.com

Muniain: Athletic Bilbao can upset Napoli

The 21-year-old attacker is wary of the threat posed by the Partenopei on the break but he is confident that having the second leg at home will work in the Basques' favour Iker Muniain has conceded that Athletic Bilbao could not have received a tougher draw in the Champions League play-offs but insisted that he cannot wait to face Napoli at the San ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Muniain, World Soccer, More Sports, Iker Muniain, Bayer Leverkusen

Business News

Could Manchester United offer up two outcasts in exchange World Cup duo?

Manchester United continue to pursue a deal for Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo - and reports suggest that a swap deal could be on the cards.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Nani, World Soccer, More Sports, Sporting Lisbon, Ander Herrera, Arturo Vidal

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Business News

Report: Champions League windfall could help Athletic Bilbao sign Arsenal star

According to the Spanish publication AS, Athletic Bilbao are planning on bringing in Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal if they achieve Champions League football.

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Related Topix: Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Soccer Players, Kieran Gibbs, Arsenal, Nacho Monreal, Asier Illarramendi, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Olympic Football, Summer Olympics

Goal.com

Wenger confident over Arteta contract

The new Gunners captain is entering the final year of his current deal and the Frenchman is hopeful that he will not become the latest skipper to leave the Emirates Stadium Arsene Wenger is confident that new Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta will extend his contract as he enters the final year of his current deal.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Mikel Arteta, Thomas Vermaelen, World Soccer, More Sports, Arsenal

Fri Aug 15, 2014

BleacherReport

Serie A: Tracking Italy's Performance in European Competition

With the playoff rounds looming, it is crunch time in the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, and Serie A is hoping to reach the group stage with all six of their entrants present.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Gokhan Inler, Marek Hamsik, World Soccer, More Sports, Napoli, Fernando Llorente, Ander Herrera

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