the magic of el diego

Our Darling, Our Diego: How Naples Fell in Love With Maradona

It is often taken as a truism that no man is bigger than the club, but Diego Maradona's stint at Napoli challenges this. During a glorious and at times chaotic seven years in Naples, Maradona brought a whole city under his spell.
Mike Meehall Wood

World's Oldest Opera House Will Host Lifetime Tribute to...Diego Maradona?

The Teatro di San Carlo in Naples will put on a tribute for Argentinian legend Diego Maradona, who spent seven years with Napoli.
Joseph Flynn
pizza made from frustration and spite

Naples Restaurant Offers Cut-Price Pizza To Coincide With Gonzalo Higuain’s First Injury at Juventus

This throws up a unique ethical conundrum: is it okay to profit from someone else’s suffering, if there’s delicious pizza involved?
UK Sports Staff

A Reddit Table Explains Why Today's Transfers Are Less Overpriced Than in Previous Years

Juventus paid 90 million euros for Gonzalo Higuain. A reddit table shows us that perhaps the fee is not so exorbitant, at least in comparison to previous transfers.
VICE Sports
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Masked Gunman Robs Napoli Striker, Asks Him to Score a Goal for Him

Criminals in Naples are pretty audacious.
Sean Newell
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Maurizio Sarri Gets $21,000 Fine, Two-Game Ban for Homophobic Slurs

Sarri neither confirmed nor denied his use of the words, but sent a preemptive apology anyway.
Liam Daniel Pierce
Roberto Mancini

Roberto Mancini Accuses Maurizio Sarri of Using Homophobic Slur, Sarri Responds Exactly How You'd Expect

I have had gay friends before, so I don't hate gays.
Sean Newell

Napoli Scored a Ridiculous Longball-to-Chip Golazo

Who needs a field anyway?
Liam Daniel Pierce

The Fascist Italian Soccer Ultra Who Killed a Rival Fan

Italy has been transfixed by the bizarre story of Daniele De Santis, who stands accused of murder and is now telling his story in public.
Terry Daley

Athletic Bilbao Is Basques Only and It's Working

Athletic Bilbao fields a team of Basque players only and is in the UEFA Champions League. How in the hell did they pull this off?
Patrick Redford