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Neil Johnston

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  1. Post update

    It's time to go folks. I need a lie down after that finish! The European live text team are back next Saturday with El Clasico featuring Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and...Luis Suarez. It's not to be missed. Enjoy your week.

  2. Cancel all plans - El Clasico is coming

    Real Madrid v Barcelona (next Saturday 17:00 BST)

    Spanish La Liga

    El Clasico is still a few days away but the hype has started. Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has played down the first clash of the season with arch rivals Real Madrid, saying Saturday's game will not be "decisive".

    Leaders Barca travel to the Spanish capital with a four-point advantage over their La Liga opponents. Barca are yet to concede a La Liga goal in 2013-14, while Real have scored 25 in their past five league games.

    "There are still a lot of games to play and I don't think the game will be decisive," adds Enrique.

  3. Champions League Group E

    Roma v Bayern Munich (Tuesday, 19:45 BST)

    Roma boss Rudi Garcia calls on the club's supporters to help the Italian side win their Champions League game against Bayern Munich.

    Roma fans

    "We can't wait, it will be a fantastic game. Bayern are ready, but we're counting on a red hot atmosphere at the Olimpico," says Garcia.

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    Inter Milan 2-2 Napoli

    Jenni in Newtownlands via text: What A Finish. Who said Italian football is boring?

    Andrew in Richhill via text: This game had frightening similarities to the QPR v Liverpool match. Great finish.

    Dan via text: Football is never boring. Some great goals.

  5. Champions League Group E

    CSKA Moscow v Manchester City (Tuesday, 17:00 BST)

    CSKA Moscow may be bottom of Champions League Group E but they warmed up for their home game against Manchester City with a 6-0 win against Kuban Krasnodar on Saturday.

    Supporters will not be present on Tuesday as the match will be played behind closed doors after racist chanting from supporters during their 5-1 defeat at Roma in September.

    CSKA Moscow

    But the home fans are still angry with the three-game stadium ban handed out by European football's governing body Uefa. One of the banners at Arena Khimiki on Saturday simply read 'UEFA Mafia'.

    CSKA played in front of empty stands during their last Champions League game, a 1-0 defeat against Bayern Munich.

  6. Champions League Group D

    Anderlecht v Arsenal (Wednesday, 19:45 BST)

    Will there be a repeat of the thrilling finish when Anderlecht meet Arsenal in the Champions League on Wednesday? The Belgian side maintained their unbeaten domestic league record as they drew 1-1 at Mechelen on Saturday.

    They are currently top of the Pro League, with six wins and five draws from 11 matches, but have only taken one point from their two Champions League games.

    Arsenal have so far lost 2-0 at Borussia Dortmund and then beaten Galatasaray 4-1.

  7. Post update

    Inter Milan 2-2 Napoli

    That was a crazy finish. What does it mean? Inter, who started the day 10th in Serie A, climb one place, while Napoli remain seventh, eight points behind leaders Juventus.

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    Thomas Burnell: Two great goals in last few minutes of this game.


    Inter Milan 2-2 Napoli

    Scenes at full-time

    Got your breath back? Tremendous finish with four goals in the final 12 minutes after a tedious 78 minutes. Inter have stopped the rot but Napoli boss Rafael Benitez will be livid after seeing his side twice take the lead only to concede soon after.

  10. Post update

    Inter Milan 2-2 Napoli

    Corner to Inter. Last chance of the game.

  11. GOAL

    Inter Milan 2-2 Napoli - Hernanes

    Hernanes celebrate

    You couldn't make it up!

    Inter are seconds away from defeat when Hernanes leapes high above the Napoli defence to plant a firm header into the back of the Napoli net. Rafael Benitez cannot believe it. Neither can Inter's fans.

  12. GOAL

    Inter Milan 1-2 Napoli - Jose Callejon

    Jose Callejon celebrates

    Sensational! Jose Callejon's delightful volley from the edge of the six-yard area has put Napoli back in front. We're into the dying moments.

  13. Post update

    Inter Milan 1-1 Napoli

    It's been tedious for the first 78 minutes. But this game is ending with a flourish. Walter Mazzarri was under huge pressure coming into the match after two heavy back-to-back defeats. Fredy Guarin's goal might just have relieved some of that uncertainty over his future.

  14. Post update

    Inter Milan 1-1 Napoli

    More drama!

    Inter boss Walter Mazzarri is sent off by the referee after running on the pitch to celebrate Fredy Guarin's equaliser.

    I doubt he wil mind just as long as he is remains in a job.

  15. GOAL

    Inter Milan 1-1 Napoli - Fredy Guarin

    Fredy Guarin celebrate having scored the equalising goal

    This game have exploded into life!

    Substitute Fredy Guarín levels for Inter from three-yards with his first touch after Napoli fail to deal with a set-piece. Penny for Walter Mazzarri's thoughts?

  16. GOAL

    Inter Milan 0-1 Napoli - Jose Callejon

    Juan Miguel Callejon celebrates

    Where did that come from? Jose Callejon fires Napoli ahead with an angled low finish from just inside the area after Inter fail to deal with a throw-in deep in the home side's half.

  17. Post update

    Inter Milan 0-0 Napoli

    Good news folks. There's just over 10 minutes of this tedious game remaining. Even Rafael Benitez looks bored in the Napoli dug out. Hang on. He's just taken his glasses off. Perhaps he's had enough as well.


    Inter Milan 0-0 Napoli

    Gonzalo Higuain and Nemenja Vidic

    Gonzalo Higuaín vents his frustration at the referee after his shirt is tugged by Nemanja Vidic before the Inter defender brings him down on the edge of the Inter box. The official waves play on. Higuain is livid.

  19. Champions League news - Group E

    CSKA Moscow v Manchester City (Tuesday, 17:00 BST)

    Sergio Aguero is in the top three strikers in the world, says Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini.

    Sergio Aguero

    City travel to Russia to face CSKA Moscow on Tuesday, with Aguero in fine form after scoring four times in their 4-1 Premier League win against Tottenham on Saturday.

    "I've known Sergio for a lot of years, I know his career in Argentina, Spain and in England and that's why I said he's one of the most important strikers in the world," adds Pellegrini. "When he is 100% fit he will demonstrate everything. He is one of the top three or four strikers in the world."

    Manchester City are third in Group E after one point from two games, while CSKA Moscow are bottom following two defeats.

  20. Post update

    Let's hope the forthcoming European games are better than Inter v Milan. Time for more Champions League chat.

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    Dan Jones-Bell: Just watched 10 minutes of Inter v Napoli. Italian footy is such a bore.

  22. Post update

    Inter Milan 0-0 Napoli

    Hang on. This game is showing signs of coming to life.

    Inter appeal for a penalty - more in hope than anything else - when Hernanes crashes to the ground under a challenge - but the referee is not interested.

    Then Jose Callejon tests the Inter keeper with a stinging shot from outside the area.

  23. Champions League news - Group G

    Chelsea v Maribor (Tuesday, 19:45 BST)

    Back to the Champions League and Chelsea's top goalscorer Diego Costa will miss his side's home game on Tuesday against Slovenian side Maribor because of a hamstring injury.

    Diego Costa

    Costa, who has scored nine goals for his club this season, aggravated an injury while on international duty with Spain.

    "He can't play on Tuesday. I have no idea [when he can play]," says Blues boss Jose Mourinho. "After the Arsenal game he went to the national team. He played two big matches against Slovakia and Luxembourg, and came back in a condition where he's not available to play for his club."

  24. CLOSE!

    Inter Milan 0-0 Napoli

    So close by Nemanja Vidic! Inter's former Manchester United defender leaps higher than anyone else at a corner but can't keep his header down. A few years ago he would have buried that in front of the Stretford End.

  25. Champions League news - Group D

    Galatasaray v Borussia Dortmund (Wednesday, 19:45 BST)

    Time for more Champions League chat.

    Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp says his side's recent defending has been "rubbish" and needs to improve instantly.

    Borussia Dortmund

    Dortmund are top of Group D - the same group that Arsenal are in - after two victories, but have not won in five Bundesliga games and lost 2-1 at Cologne on Saturday.

    "We have to correct these errors. Not tomorrow, or the day after, but now," adds Klopp. "To concede two goals in each game is rubbish. We have to sort this out and no one will help us do that."

  26. Post update

    Inter Milan 0-0 Napoli

    So it's 1-1 in terms of shots against the post but this drab affair has 0-0 written all over it. Very poor entertainment from two teams who should be setting Serie A alight.


    Inter Milan 0-0 Napoli

    Lorenzo Insigne hits a shot

    Great chance for Napoli as Lorenzo Insigne finds himself clean through with only the keeper to beat but rolls his finish against a post. Rafael Benitez cannot believe it. The Spaniard is getting very animated in the dug out.

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    René from Allo Allo

    Matthew Thompson: Just noticed that Rafa looks like Rene from Allo Allo...

    Rafael Benitez instructs
  29. KICK-OFF

    Inter Milan 0-0 Napoli

    Game on in Italy. Let's hope the second half is better than the first 45 minutes. Something needs to happen to lift this crowd.

  30. Post update

    Elsewhere in Italy

    Keisuke Honda

    A spectacular own goal by Brazilian defender Rafael Marques, followed by a Keisuke Honda brace gave AC Milan a 3-1 win at Verona. Marques, facing his own goal, was under no pressure when he tried to hoof away Ignazio Abete's cross but completely miskicked and instead sent a sliced volley whistling past goalkeeper Rafael in the 21st minute.

    Honda burst clear and sent a curling finish past Rafael six minutes later, then ran onto Adil Rami's through ball to prod home his sixth goal of the season after the break as Milan climbed to fourth with 14 points from seven games.

  31. Post update

    Elsewhere in Europe

    Spanish La Liga

    Deportivo La Coruna v Valencia

    A big surprise in Spain as Valencia blew a great chance to go second in La Liga after losing 3-0 at struggling Deportivo La Coruna, their first league defeat of the season. They had started the weekend just two points adrift of leaders Barcelona, but never recovered after falling behind to an own goal by Shkodran Mustafi. Lucas Perez doubled the lead before Toche made it 3-0.

  32. Post update

    Elsewhere in Europe

    Atletico Madrid's Tiago Mendes

    Atletico Madrid climbed to fourth in La Liga after extending their unbeaten home run in the league to 24 matches with a 2-0 victory over Espanyol. The reigning champions of Spain went ahead when Tiago Mendes floated a header over keeper Kiko Casilla from Gabi Fernandez's pass. Atletico doubled their advantage in the second half as Mario Suarez tapped in from close range.

  33. Goals, goals, goals

    It may be goalless between Inter and Napoli, but the goals have been flowing elsewhere in Europe.


    Inter Milan 0-0 Napoli

    It's very quiet inside the ground as both sides head for their respective dressing rooms. Inter will hope they are not left to pay for those missed chances. Napoli need to step it up.

  35. Post update

    Inter Milan 0-0 Napoli

    Mauro Icardi has a shot blocked

    Fair play to Inter. They have been comprehensively defeated in their last two outings but they have come out here and given it a right good go. Napoli have been uninspiring. Rafael Benitez has a big talk to deliver at half-time.


    Inter Milan 0-0 Napoli

    Brilliant skill by Hernanes as the Brazilian controls the ball with his chest before turning and unleashing a ferocious low strike that rattles the post before rebounding to safety. Napoli are lucky to be on level terms.

  37. Post update

    Inter Milan 0-0 Napoli

    Rodrigo Palacio

    Another Inter chance goes begging as Rodrigo Palacio is unable to punish poor Napoli defending and shoots tamely at the keeper from 10-yards.. You fear they may pay for their lack of bite in front of goal.

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    London Rug Merchants: Chelsea are the only English team remotely capable of winning the Champions League this season. The rest are paper tigers.

  39. Champions League news - Group B

    Liverpool v Real Madrid (Wednesday, 19:45 BST)

    Back to the Champions League and Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti says he tried to sign Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard when he was in charge of AC Milan.

    Andrea Pirlo and Steven Gerrard

    Ancelotti was with the Italian side from 2001 to 2009 and won the Champions League in 2003 and 2007.

    "We had sounded him out and we tried [to sign him] but Gerrard's bond with Liverpool was unbreakable," adds Ancelotti.

    "I wanted to pair him up with [Andrea] Pirlo, it was a fantastic combination. Putting Gerrard in midfield with would have been fantastic."

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    Andy via text: Serie A has been left behind in terms of elite European football. You only need to compare the quality of Italian football now to what it was in its heyday during the 1990s. There is little money in Serie A, so the world's very best players will always go elsewhere.

  41. Post update

    Inter Milan 0-0 Napoli

    Walter Mazzarri looks on

    Walter Mazzarri's antics on the touchline are as entertaining as the action on the pitch. The Inter boss flings his arms in the air and rattles off a string of words at machine gun pace as another Inter move breaks down. I couldn't make out what he said. Probably for the best.

  42. Post update

    Inter Milan 0-0 Napoli

    Will Inter be made to play for Mauro Icardi's hesitancy? The Argentine responds with a header that flashes narrowly wide. Inter are carving out the chances. They just need somebody to stick one away.

  43. Post update

    Inter Milan 0-0 Napoli

    Walter Mazzarri reacts

    With finishing like that it's no wonder Inter are struggling to trouble the leading teams!

    Mauro Icardi is played in by Hernanes but is too slow to pull the trigger and his shot is deflected behind for a corner. Inter boss Walter Mazzarri has his head in his hands. He knows that was a great chance.

  44. Champions League news - Group B

    Liverpool v Real Madrid (Wednesday, 19:45 BST)

    Back to some Champions League chat and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says his side must improve defensively if they are to beat Real Madrid.

    Steven Gerrard

    The Reds, who narrowly defeated bottom side QPR 3-2 earlier on Sunday in the Premier League, have home and away games against Carlo Ancelotti's side in their next two Champions League matches.

    "In the next fortnight we're coming up against the best team in Europe and we have to defend better than that,'' adds Gerrard. Liverpool are third in Group B after two games, while Real Madrid are top after two victories.

  45. Post update

    Inter Milan 0-0 Napoli

    Argentina's Gonzalo Higuaín shows great trickery as he glides past a couple of challenges before winning Napoli their first corner. This is like a chess game. Both sides are ultra cautious.

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    Juan Jesus heads clear

    Aftab Ahmed: Nemanja Vidic is going to need some divine help from team-mate Juan Jesus if Inter are to have any chance of a clean sheet.

  47. Post update

    Inter Milan 0-0 Napoli

    Inter's high-tempo start continues as Hernanes flashes another attempt narrowly wide. Rafael Benitez is out of his seat as Napoli defender Miguel Britos goes down with what looks like a hamstring injury. He is forced to go off the pitch but is able to return after treatment.

  48. Post update

    Inter Milan 0-0 Napoli

    First effort on goal goes to Inter as Joel Obi lets fly from 25-yards. It's curling as it heads for the net but Napoli's keeper Rafael Cabral saves comfortably.

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    What are you expecting from the forthcoming Champions League games?

    Allan Abbas: Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo will be rubbing his hands at the prospect of facing Liverpool's defence.

  50. KICK-OFF

    Inter Milan 0-0 Napoli

    And action! A huge 90 minutes coming up for Inter boss Walter Mazzarri.

  51. Post update

    Inter Milan v Napoli (19:45 BST)

    Handshakes under way at the San Siro. Plenty of noise but also lots of empty seats. A clear sign of Inter's form. The 18-time champions of Italy start this game 10th in the table.

  52. Champions League build-up

    Wednesday's fixtures

    Champions League
  53. Uncertain future for Benitez?

    Inter Milan v Napoli (19:45 BST)

    Rafael Benitez (right)

    Kick-off at the San Siro is less than 10 minutes away.

    Next May marks the 10th anniversary of Liverpool's Champions League triumph over AC Milan, when Rafael Benitez's Premier League side famously came from 3-0 behind to be crowned champions of Europe.

    Yet Benitez could be looking for a new club come the end of this season. The Spaniard's contract with Napoli expires at the end of this season and, while he is expected not to extend his stay, Benitez was coy when asked about recent talks with club owner Aurelio De Laurentiis.

    "We talked about the future but there are 15 games to be played until January," he said. "We haven't set dates for contract renewal talks. It's better to focus on the games."

  54. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    Robin M: Real Madrid will rip through Liverpool who are missing Daniel Sturridge up front and are very unreliable at the back.

  55. Champions League news - Group E

    Roma v Bayern Munich (Tuesday, 19:45 BST)

    Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm challenges his team to maintain their fine start to their Champions League campaign when they face Roma on Tuesday.

    Philipp Lahm

    The German side, in the same group as Manchester City, have won both their opening games, while Roma have won one and drew one.

    "We've had a great starting point and we certainly don't want to give that away in Rome," says Lahm, who scored the first double of his career in his side's 6-0 Bundesliga win against Werder Bremen on Saturday.

  56. Join the debate at #bbceurofooty

    We want to know what you are expecting from the forthcoming Champions League games.

    Elizabeth: I see Real Madrid hammering Liverpool head. Let's pray for Liverpool.

    Hamzah Abbas: I'm hoping that Liverpool will actually step up their game. Play like today and they will get hammered.

  57. Champions League build-up

    Tuesday's fixtures

    Champions League fixtures
  58. Who's smiling now?

    Inter Milan v Napoli (19:45 BST)

    Nemanja Vidic (left) and Sir Alex Ferguson

    It's been a while since we saw Nemanja Vidic smile like this. The five-time Premier League winner with Manchester United has endured a tricky start to life at Inter Milan. Vidic's Serie A debut ended in disaster when he was sent off away to Torino, while the 32-year-old has been part of a defence that has conceded seven goals in the last two games.

  59. Post update

    Inter Milan v Napoli (19:45 BST)

    Inter Milan: Handanovic, Ranocchia, Vidic, Jesus, Obi, Hernanes, Medel, Kovacic, Dodo, Palacio, Icardi.

    Napoli: Rafael, Zuniga, Albiol, Koulibaly, Britos, Inler, Lopez, Insigne, Hamsik, Callejon, Higuain.

  60. Walter under pressure?

    Inter Milan v Napoli (19:45 BST)

    Inter Milan manager Walter Mazzarri

    At least Walter Mazzarri's exit from Napoli was more amicable than that of Rafael Benitez's at Inter. The Italian left the Naples-based club in May 2013 after guiding them to second place in Serie A before taking charge at the San Siro.

    Yet the 53-year-old, pictured after fracturing a hand in September, goes into this game a man under pressure following back-to-back defeats by Cagliari and Fiorentina.

    The talk is if he loses this game then he could be gone, with former Manchester United boss David Moyes lined up as a replacement.


    Inter Milan v Napoli (19:45 BST)

    Nemanja Vidic celebrates

    Remember Nemanja Vidic? The former Manchester United defender starts for Inter, whose boss can be forgiven if he's feeling the heat.

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    It's not all about Serie A.

    We're building up to the latest round of Champions League group games which includes Manchester City's visit to CSKA Moscow and Chelsea at home to Maribor on Tuesday.

    There's no doubt about the tastiest game featuring Premier League clubs. Do Liverpool stand any chance against free-scoring Real Madrid at Anfield on Wednesday? Arsenal are also off on their travels to Belgium to face Anderlecht.

    Can a Premier League club be crowned champions of Europe this season? Let us know by tweeting #bbceurofooty, post a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page or text us (UK only) on 81111.

  63. Will Rafa be sipping a glass of red?

    Inter Milan v Napoli (19:45 BST)

    Rafael Benitez was unable to secure a victory over his former club Liverpool during a brief stint as Chelsea's interim boss. But the Spaniard gets the chance to get one over his former Inter bosses at the San Siro.

    Forget friends reunited. Benitez, who had succeeded Jose Mourinho, lasted just half a season before he was shown the door in December 2010. At the time of his exit, Inter were 13 points behind Serie A leaders and arch-rivals AC Milan and struggling for form, albeit having just won the Club World Cup.

    One thing is certain. A Napoli win and Benitez will be cracking open a bottle of Rioja.

  64. Post update

    It is one of the most famous stadiums in world football and has staged three European Cup finals.

    Milan's San Siro stadium

    It has hosted some of the world's biggest music acts, including "The Boss".

    Bruce Springsteen

    But for one night only the San Siro stages Serie A's version of the ex factor as ex-Inter Milan manager Rafael Benitez returns with his Napoli team to face Internazionale, managed by ex-Napoli chief Walter Mazzarri.

    Can Benitez avoid stage fright and show his former bosses they were wrong to sack him after just six months? Will Mazzarri freeze against the team he steered to famous Champions League wins over Manchester City and Chelsea? Time to find out.