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Napoli head coach Maurizio Sarri hints at exit amid Chelsea link

Sarri has been linked with the Chelsea jobNapoli finished second in Serie A with 91 pointsMaurizio Sarri has dropped a strong hint that his time at Napoli is drawing to a close amid reports suggesting he will leave the Serie A club.The 59-year-old coac…

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Napoli’s Serie A title hopes in tatters after 3-0 defeat to Fiorentina

• Giovanni Simeone scored a hat-trick against 10-man Napoli• Milan beat Bologna 2-1 with help of VARNapoli’s dream of winning the Serie A title lies in tatters after they were humbled 3-0 by a Giovanni Simeone-inspired Fiorentina.A famous victory…

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European round-up: Napoli cede top spot as Fiorentina pay tribute to Astori

• Napoli could only draw with Inter while Juventus beat Udinese• Fiorentina’s game was stopped to honour fallen captainNapoli ceded control of the Serie A title race to reigning champions Juventus after failing to beat Inter at San Siro. Maurizio Sarri…

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European football round-up: Higuaín scores hat-trick in 7-0 Juventus win

• Juventus keep pressure on Napoli with rout of Sassuolo• Barcelona held to 1-1 draw at EspanyolGonzalo Higuaín scored a second-half hat-trick as Juventus beat Sassuolo 7-0 to keep the pressure on Napoli in the Serie A title battle.Juve were already fo…

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Internazionale hold Juventus to goalless draw and stay top of Serie A

Internazionale remain in top spot in Serie A after holding Juventus to a goalless draw in Turin.Victory for Juve would have seen the defending champions usurp their Derby d’Italia rivals but they could not find a breakthrough despite dominating the cha…

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Barcelona draw in Valencia after Lionel Messi controversially denied clear goal

• Argentinian’s shot clearly crossed the line but is not given by officials• Serie A: Napoli return to top of the table with win over UdineseLionel Messi was controversially denied a perfectly good goal as Barcelona, La Liga pacesetters, hit back to ea…

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European roundup: Paco Alcácer double helps Barcelona beat Sevilla

• Barcelona four points clear at top of La Liga after 2-1 victory• Sampdoria beat Genoa 2-0; Edinson Cavani hits 100th Ligue 1 goalPaco Alcácer was Barcelona’s match-winner, his double helping the La Liga leaders to a 2-1 home success over Sevilla for …

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European roundup: Milan beaten by Sampdoria as Serie A struggles go on

• Duván Zapata and Ricky Álvarez condemn Milan to defeat
• Barcelona claim sixth win, Dortmund top Bundesliga

Milan’s problems with consistency continued as a poor performance saw it lose 2-0 at Sampdoria in Serie A on Sunday. Milan didn’t even have a shot on target as late goals from Duván Zapata and substitute Ricky Álvarez condemned the Rossoneri to their second defeat of the season.

“Samp were superior to us and deserved the victory,” the Milan coach Vincenzo Montella said. “We didn’t perform. We were insufficient on a mental level and in our determination as well as technically. It’s a defeat which hurts us and we will have to understand why it happened. We’ll need to analyse everything without hiding ourselves.”

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