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Juventus cling on at Napoli as Higuaín endures underwhelming return

Maurizio Sarri was looking unusually smart last Monday, shedding his Napoli tracksuit in favour of a white shirt and blue jacket to collect the 2015-16 Panchina d’Oro (Golden Bench). He had pipped Juventus’s Massimiliano Allegri into second for the award, given each year to the best manager in Serie A – as chosen by a panel of their peers.

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Pepe Reina gives Napoli a big helping hand with The Save

We’ll get to Dries Mertens and his two goals. We’ll get to the bit where he dropped on to all fours and cocked his leg towards the corner flag like a dog preparing to empty its bladder, as well. We’ll get to talking about 21-year-old Marko Rog, too, and his star turn in midfield. We’ll get to discussing how Maurizio Sarri nailed his team selection, while Luciano Spalletti’s gamble backfired.