CL: Napoli gift Athletic victory
Marek Hamsik gave Napoli Champions League hope, but shambolic defending saw Athletic Bilbao win the play-off 3-1.
Line-ups: Athletic Bilbao-Napoli
Napoli start Dries Mertens, Gonzalo Higuain and Faouzi Ghoulam in their Champions League play-off with Athletic Bilbao.
Mertens, Inler to face Athletic
Rafa Benitez is expected to make three changes to his Napoli side to face Athletic Bilbao in the Champions League tonight.
Champions League: Celtic crash out
Zenit, Maribor, BATE Borisov, APOEL and Porto are through to the Champions League, which is bad news for Roma.
Callejon: 'Napoli start in Bilbao crucial'
Jose Callejon expects “the first 15 minutes to be crucial” in Napoli’s Champions League play-off with Athletic Bilbao.
Benitez: 'Not a Napoli tragedy if...'
Rafa Benitez said Napoli “have faith” against Athletic Bilbao, but “it wouldn’t be a tragedy” to go out of the Champions League.
Valverde: 'Napoli have no choice'
Athletic Bilbao Coach Ernesto Valverde notes Napoli “have no choice but to score” at the San Mames.
Aduriz: 'Napoli bound to score'
Athletic Bilbao star Aritz Aduriz warns they cannot hope for a goalless draw in the Champions League with Napoli.
Napoli squad for Athletic Bilbao
The Napoli squad has arrived in Bilbao for tomorrow’s Champions League play-off with Athletic.
'Athletic will fight to the death'
Ander Iturraspe has warned Napoli that his Athletic Bilbao side will ‘fight to the death’ in their Champions League play-off.
Athletic-Napoli official named
Turkish official Cuneyt Cakir will take charge of Napoli’s Champions League Play-off round second leg clash with Athletic Bilbao.
‘Athletic won’t sit back’
Oscar de Marcos has warned Napoli that Athletic Bilbao won’t sit back on the result from the first leg of their Champions League Play-off round.
Iraizoz: 'Memorable Athletic-Napoli'
Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz trusts the Champions League play-off with Napoli will be “a night to remember.”
Etxebarria: Good Athletic result
Athletic’s Benat Etxebarria has described his side’s 1-1 draw with Napoli last night as a good result.
Albiol: 'Napoli good chance in Bilbao'
Raul Albiol believes “from what we saw tonight Napoli have a very good chance” of eliminating Athletic Bilbao.
Britos: 'I'm not a left-back'
Miguel Angel Britos admits left-back “is not my role, but I’ll give my all if I have to play there” for Napoli.
Benitez: 'Napoli can hurt Athletic'
Rafa Benitez explained his tactical choices and has faith “Napoli showed we can hurt Athletic Bilbao.”
Valverde: 'Athletic expected more'
Athletic Bilbao manager Ernesto Valverde admits he had “hoped for something more” than a 1-1 draw at Napoli.
Higuain: 'Napoli must win in Bilbao'
Gonzalo Higuain was visibly irritated after a 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao. “Napoli have to play in the Champions League.”
CL: Napoli held by Athletic Bilbao
Napoli were held 1-1 at home by Athletic Bilbao in the Champions League play-off thanks to stunning Gorka Iraizoz saves.
Pecchia explains Napoli surprises
Napoli assistant manager Fabio Pecchia explained some surprising Champions League picks against Athletic Bilbao.
Line-ups: Napoli-Athletic Bilbao
Gonzalo Higuain, Marek Hamsik and Lorenzo Insigne start in Napoli’s Champions League play-off with Athletic Bilbao.
Conte to attend Napoli-Athletic
New Italy Coach Antonio Conte is expected to be at the San Paolo for Napoli’s Champions League play-off with Athletic Bilbao.
Benitez to back Britos, Insigne
Rafa Benitez is reportedly leaning towards Miguel Britos and Lorenzo Insigne to start tonight’s Champions League clash with Athletic Bilbao.
Valverde: No Athletic fear
Athletic Coach Ernesto Valverde promises his side will show no fear when they face Napoli at San Paolo tomorrow.
Amorrortu: Napoli first class
Athletic sporting director Jose Mari Amorrortu sees Napoli as a first class team but says his club have great expectations.
Benitez: Champions League essential, but…
Rafa Benitez has warned of Athletic Bilbao and made clear that Napoli’s season is not over if they don’t make the Champions League.
Hamsik outlines Napoli ambition
Marek Hamsik has outlined Napoli’s intention to do well in the Champions League this year, and their readiness to face Athletic Bilbao.
‘Napoli, Athletic face same pressure’
Andoni Iraola has reflected on the ‘same pressure’ Athletic Bilbao and Napoli face this week, and says there’s no fear in travelling to Naples.
Napoli list 19 for Athletic
Napoli have listed 19 players for their Champions League Play-off round first leg tie with Athletic Bilbao.
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