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Alcantara will play for Napoli

Although with a humiliating loss, Napoli did not go in vain to the match which presented the lot of Barcelona for 2011-2012 season. Italian bosses struck a deal for a midfielder from Spain’s champions.

The two clubs reached an understanding to a loan for Barcelona’s young player, Thiago Alcantara. He has no chance to catch the team after coming of Cesc Fabregas, despite the fact that it was the best man of Catalans in preparation and this move to Italy looks like the best place for Alcantara’s talent.

Thiago Alcantara is the son of a Brazilian world champion, but was born in Italy and has passport and has an Italian passport. The loan is expected to formalize the following days. Napoli and Barcelona negotiated this loan on Monday night after the presentation match of the Catalans.

Napoli is awaiting now the start of the new season. The first game is set on Sunday with Genoa, a match awaited with confidence after their last meeting ended with a 1-0 victory for them. Even overall, they are in front with 22 victories and 65 goals scored.


Barcelona’s dream team

Barcelona presented this year team in the Gamper Trophy in the game against the Italian team Napoli. The Catalans have made a real show and won 5-0 in front of 78,000 spectators, wanting for everyone to see that they are one of the best team in the world.

The party started with the new acquisition of Barcelona, ​​Cesc Fabregas. The midfielder from Arsenal scored, in minute 26, completing a pass coming from Adriano. Keita, Pedro and a double from  Messi (67 and 77) have made the Catalan fans to wait for their next season as favorites to dominate European football.

FC Barcelona: Pinto, Montoya, Fontás, Piqué, Adriano, Keita, Thiago, Iniesta, Kiko Femenía, Cesc, Villa.

Substitutes: Dos Santos, Abidal, Bartra, Sergio Busquets, Xavi, Sergi Roberto, Cuenca, Messi, Pedro

Napoli: De Sanctis, Campagnaro, Cannavaro, Britos, Maggio, Dzemali, Inler, Dossena, Lavezzi, Hamsik, Cavani.

Substitutes: Rosati, Grava, Arónica, Victor Ruíz, Donadel, Lucarelli, Zuñiga, Santana, Mascara.

The match was the last opportunity for Guardiola and Mazzarri to see how the team is working before the start of the new season. And, after this game, we all can say that, it’s working just fine. Let the goals flow!


Napoli faced Lazio in a duel on life and dead

Serie A manages to deliver every stage matches that cut the air for a lot of supporters. This week in Napoli faced Lazio in a duel on life and dead. The supporters from San Paolo stadium are used heartbreak games and this one against Lazio was no less.

The guests showed good skills with the ball and controlled the first half, the couple Brocchi – Bresciano recovering almost all the balls in the center. Mauri is the player which hit in the 29th minute, confirming the good shape they are. Lazio 1, Napoli 0.

After the break, Napoli struggled and began to force equalization, but the one in lead were still Lazio’s players. Andre Dias showed his class in the 57th minute with a splendid goal inside the opponent defense.

Tired to act like simple spectators, Napoli takes a breath and in just two minutes, Dossena and Cavani restored equality.

The advantage was a near miss for Lazio with a unvalidated goal of the referee. In minute 68, Aronica was the author of an own goal after an initial phase of Zarate. Right after in 80th minute, Cavani fell slightly in duel with Bavia and obtained an elimination and a penalty kick that took the score at 3-3.

Incredible to some, normal for fans of Napoli, came in the 88th minute when Cavani scored again on the end of a game. Another game that seemed lost that turns into a new victory from story book.

With the hattrick managed today, Edison Cavani tied for the top position Antonio Di Natale, both having 25 successful hits.