NAPOLI ON THE EDGE OF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FOOTBALL QUALIFICATION

July 1, 2016

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Italian side, Napoli are on the edge of fulfilling their hopes of UEFA Champions League qualification for next season.


The Partenopei, who just need a win against relegated Frosinone to gain direct access to the Champions League.

The Goalkeeper of the team, Pepe Reina, is calling for ‘a full stadium’ as Napoli prepare to ‘make their dream come true.’ While they couldn’t snatch the Scudetto from Juventus, it’s still been an extraordinary season and they need the win to confirm their participation for next season’s UCL.

Reina, at a ceremony for the Campania Fair Play Prize 2016, according to reports by CalcioNapoli24 said:

“When you make mistakes, you’ve got to recognise them and learn to do better.

“But what matters now is that there’s only one game left for us to realise our dream after a great season.

He also added: “I said the same thing yesterday. We want the supporters to be by our side in a full San Paolo stadium, so they can help us meet our objectives.”

Striker Gonzalo Higuain struck his 33rd league goal of the season as Napoli moved back into second place in Serie A with a 2-1 defeat of Torino at Olimpico Grande. Though they were overtaken by Roma earlier in the day, Napoli took control with two goals in a dominant first-half spell from top scorer Higuain and Jose Callejon.

Torino fought for an equaliser but couldn’t get it. This made Napoli move up two points clear of Roma. The victory set Napoli in the driving seat for automatic Champions League qualification as they head into the final match at Frosinone, whose defeat by Sassuolo earlier on Sunday confirmed their relegation.

Juventus have already wrapped up the Scudetto this season and have the Coppa Italia final in mind.