7th Serie A | 11-7-2
  • Goals For
    32 GF
  • Assists
    19 GA
  • Shots
    189 Shots
  • Saves
    50 SAV
  • Hamsik closes in on Maradona's record as Napoli wins 3-1
    USA Today

    Hamsik closes in on Maradona's record as Napoli wins 3-1

    MILAN (AP) — With Diego Maradona in Naples to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his side's first title win, Marek Hamsik closed in on the Napoli legend's goal scoring record. Hamsik netted his eighth goal in all competitions this season to help Napoli beat Pescara 3-1 on Sunday and keep up the pressure on the Serie A top two. The Slovakia international needs just nine more to equal Maradona's record of 115 goals for Napoli. Maradona is still revered in Naples after leading the team to its only two league titles in 1987 and 1990 and that was evident when he was greeted by more than 100 fans upon his arrival in the city on Friday night. Napoli struggled to get past a well-organized Pescara side

  • Expulsion 'planned', says coach after foul-mouthed ref tirade

    Expulsion 'planned', says coach after foul-mouthed ref tirade

    Atalanta coach Gianpiero Gasperini said he fell victim to a "planned" expulsion in a fiery 2-1 defeat at Lazio that saw the hosts' coach, Simone Inzaghi, also given his marching orders on Sunday. Gasperini could be in hot water with Serie A bosses after a foul-mouthed tirade was caught by television pictures after he was expelled in the 79th minute by referee Luca Pairetto at the Stadio Olimpico.

  • Reuters

    Soccer-Juve's lead at the top cut after defeat at Fiorentina

    * Juve only a point clear after losing 2-1 at Fiorentina * Second-placed Roma close gap with 1-0 win at Udinese * Napoli stay in third after 3-1 success over Pescara * Lazio beat Atalanta 2-1 with both coaches sent off (Re-casts with Fiorentina v Juventus) MILAN, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Serie A leaders Juventus suffered a 2-1 defeat at mid-table Fiorentina on Sunday as the Serie A title race came alive following a niggly, bad-tempered but pulsating match. Juve's fourth league reverse of the season, all away from home, meant their lead at the top was cut to one point after second-placed AS Roma beat Udinese 1-0 away despite a shocking penalty miss from their leading scorer Edin Dzeko.