Next Match: away to Cagliari, December 21
Europe: UEFA Europa League (Round of 32)
Napoli bounced back from their painful elimination from the Champions League with a 4-2 triumph over Inter Milan last time out. The outcome ensured Rafa Benitez's side end the year in third place and holding the last Champions League qualifying spot. "This win had a lot of value for the standings," Benitez said. "I am satisfied with my team and the determination shown by my players. This victory against a great rival is important and we were worthy winners." Napoli climbed five points clear of fourth-placed Fiorentina while the Naples outfit are three points adrift of Roma, who are second. Napoli travel to Sardinia to face Cagliari on Saturday.