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