Napoli president hopes players rested against Man City

Published 5:00 a.m. ET Oct. 16, 2017 | Updated 9:01 a.m. ET Oct. 16, 2017

ROME (AP) — Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis would like to see some key players rested against Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday in preparation for Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash with Inter Milan in Serie A.

“Those players that have been compiling a lot of minutes should be rested a bit in this match to keep them fresh,” De Laurentiis told Monday’s Gazzetta dello Sport. “The match with Inter is just as important.”

City, which is top of the Premier League and won its last game 7-2 against Stoke, leads Group F of the Champions League with six points, three ahead of Shakhtar Donetsk and Napoli. Feyenoord is last with zero.

Napoli lost its group opener 2-1 to Shakhtar before beating Feyenoord 3-1.

In Serie A, Napoli has won eight from eight games at the start of the season and is on course for a first title since Diego Maradona led the southern club to its only two…

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