Red Star Belgrade ground out a 0-0 home draw against Napoli on the Serbian side's Champions League debut as their goalkeeper Milan Borjan made a flurry of telling saves in a pulsating Group C clash on Tuesday.
The visitors twice hit the woodwork and missed a string of chances, leaving their manager Carlo Ancelotti frustrated after dropping points in a tough group that also includes Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain.
"It was close, we just lacked the final spark," said Ancelotti, who also praised...
Mexico international Guillermo Ochoa insists his botched move to Napoli fell through over problems elsewhere, rather than his own qualities.
Standard Liege goalkeeper Ochoa, who impressed for Mexico at the World Cup, had been linked with a move to Napoli when their new signing Alex Meret broke an arm shortly after joining the club this summer. Ochoa, 33, had been one of the frontrunners for the role but David Ospina joined on loan from Arsenal instead.
"We only have one more obstacle...
Napoli exorcised some of the ghosts of last season by beating Fiorentina 1-0 in Serie A action on Saturday.
When the two sides last met, Napoli lost 3-0 -- a week after beating Juventus in Turin -- and effectively handed the title to the Bianconeri.
Napoli also needed to recover from another 3-0 defeat, after losing by that scoreline to Sampdoria before the international break.
Lorenzo Insigne broke the deadlock 11 minutes from time. Arkadiusz Milik sent a deft chip over the defense and Insigne...