Italian Paper Talk: Napoli’s Christmas After Supercoppa Show

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All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Italy as Napoli defeat Juventus in the Supercoppa in Doha after a thrilling game which goes to penalties.


Image courtesy of La Gazzetta dello Sport.

– Napoli’s Christmas, an Oscar-worthy film.

– Supercoppa show: Juve KO after 18 penalties. Festival of emotions in Doha. Carlos Tevez pulls ahead twice, but Gonzalo Higuain always catches him, and levels things in the 118th minute.

– The Bianconeri squander two match points from the spot. Gianluigi Buffon saves three, but Rafael is the hero of the night.

– Antonio Conte prepares for the Euros in 19 days. Unlike other national teams, there’s not much time for the CT ahead of the 2016 tournament. And he’s furious.

– Z is for Cagliari: from Zeman to Zenga? Zdenek takes his last training session, Reja and Guidolin are the alternatives. The Czech is in talks for compensation, Giulini is in talks with the former great.

– Roberto Mancini’s list: Between Cerci and Salah there’s also Perisic.
– Riccardo Montolivo playmaker, what a great idea. Which striker will leave? More Torres than Pazzini.

Image courtesy of Corriere dello Sport.

– SuperNapoli.

– Neverending battle, Juve beaten on penalties: Supercoppa to the Azzurri (8-7). Higuain catches Tevez twice, then Rafael saves everything.

– Cagliari chaos, goodbye Zeman, Zola favourite.

– Roma stadium: the city gives the go-ahead.

– Della Valle attacks Neto: He has betrayed us.

– Christmas is coming, Premier League style. On the pitch for Boxing Day, Sunday and New Year’s Day. Chelsea beat Stoke 2-0.

Image courtesy of Tuttosport.

– Christmas gift.

– Juve throw it away. Incredible final in Doha, double exchange of blows between Tevez and Higuain, in 90 minutes and extra-time. Crazy series of 18 penalties. Buffon saves three, but that man Tevez, Chiellini, Pereyra and Padoin make the goalkeeper’s efforts for nothing (7-8).

– Toro-Pinilla, what doubts. Atalanta push forward for the Chilean. Sanchez Mino near the exit door. Poland praise Glik.

– Zeman out, Zenga on pole. The alternative to the ex-goalkeeper is Zola, who the club likes.

– Vidic and Torres, flop and goodbye.

– Inter on the rise for Cerci.

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