According to Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis, Napoli vs. Juventus is the real Derby d'Italia. Juventus are the team of the North, supported around the peninsula, while Napoli is the symbol of the south.
Based on their performances in the Italian Super Cup, in which Napoli advanced via penalties, it's clear that not much separates the two teams in terms of quality. In fact, their statistics, at least in the attacking department, are practically identical. Both have scored the same amount of goals from open play and from set pieces, and both sides strike at goal more than any other team in the league.
Napoli are perhaps the only other side in Italy that is truly capable of tackling any opponent, even Europe's finest in a one-off match.
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