Italian Paper Talk: Napoli Triumph But Sad State of Calcio Overshadows Win

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All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Italy as Napoli defeat Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia final but what should have been a festival of football is ruined.


Image courtesy of La Gazzetta dello Sport.

– ‘Coppa Italia’.

– Three Partenopei fans shot, one is in critical condition, the shooter beaten to a pulp.

– A fireman hit by a smoke bomb. Fiorentina-Napoli starts 45 minutes late only after lengthy negotiations with the ultras.

– The Olimpico Final should’ve been a festival of football, but instead it pictured the sad state of calcio.

– The game: Lorenzo Insigne brace and Dries Mertens, Napoli win 3-1.

– There’s Milan-Inter, seeking Europe and confirmation. Clarence Seedorf position still precarious, as he has to win the next three games.

– Walter Mazzarri more relaxed, as he could do with a draw.

– Stephan El Shaarawy is back on the bench after four months.

– Rudi Garcia: ‘The tournament is over, Juve deserved the title’. The Coach then snipes: ‘Now let’s emulate Benfica’.

– If Roma don’t convince in Catania, the Bianconeri will be Champions for third time without playing.

– Arturo Vidal will have surgery on Tuesday.

– Livorno at the last call. Bologna cling to Bianchi.

– Palermo, celebration gets started early… in Serie A with five rounds to go!.

– Napoli triumph, but this football world is shameful!

– Coppa Italia Final: Fiorentina beaten 3-1 after very serious crowd trouble.

– Insigne brace, Vargas gives hope to the Viola until Mertens rounds it off.

– Giuseppe Rossi comeback proved pointless.

– This is the fifth Coppa for the Azzurri.

– Crazy scenes before the game, as Neapolitan fans shot and one is fighting for his life.

– The Italian national anthem is also jeered.

Scudetto to Juve if Roma don’t win today.

– Immense Palermo back in Serie A.

– Juve-Nani: Yes.

– Agreement with Manchester United and the Portuguese talent, so contracts just need to be signed.

– Antonio Conte also wants a great hitman: Edinson Cavani, Mario Mandzukic or Luis Suarez.

– If Roma don’t win today, the party can get started.

– Napoli celebrate after the shameful scenes.

– Shooting in Rome, 10 injured and the Coppa Italia Final starts 50 minutes late.

– Insigne brace, Fiorentina beaten 3-1.

– Vazquez and Scifo: ‘Toro, imitate us!’

– Superga calls.

– Seedorf, it’s a Derby with Adriano Galliani too.

– Mazzarri bitter.

– Palermo: A.

– Empoli ok, Crotone climb.

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