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Mesto goes under the knife to repair right knee

Giandomenico Mesto. Credit: PA

Napoli midfielder Giandomenico Mesto will be out of action until the new year after undergoing knee surgery, the Serie A club confirmed.

The three-time Italy international hurt his right knee in Saturday's win over Catania and went under the knife on Monday to reconstruct a torn cruciate ligament.

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Pepe Reina sleeps in Balotelli's shirt after saving penalty

After becoming the first goalkeeper to save a Mario Balotelli penalty, Napoli's Pepe Reina asked for the striker's shirt - which he now sleeps in.

After saving Mario’s penalty I couldn’t not ask for his shirt. It was a historic event.

He gave me it and I’ve brought it home to create an unusual pair of pyjamas. I sleep with his shirt and Napoli shorts.

– Reina speaking to Spain's Onda Cero radio.


'Napoli hooligans' attack pie shop near Arsenal stadium

Twitter user @Rajigolo shared this picture of a smashed window at the Piebury Corner shop near Arsenal's Emirates Stadium. Credit: Twitter/@Rajigolo

A restaurant attacked by a mob of rival football fans remains closed as police continue their investigation into how a fan was hospitalised and others sent fleeing to safety.

Arsenal supporters were forced to duck for cover as a gang of masked Napoli fans stormed Piebury Corner in north London ahead of the Champions League clash at the Gunners' Emirates stadium last night, which the home side won 2-0.

A 48-year-old man was taken to hospital with lacerations to his head, after witnesses reported up to 50 Italian men shouting, swinging belts and throwing tables and chairs through the eatery.

For more on this story visit ITV News

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