With the news that coach Walter Mazzarri has been sacked by owner Aurelio De Laurentiis, Napoli fans sure could use something to smile about today. How about this gem regarding their sanctified goalkeeper:
3420 - Morgan De Sanctis is the only Serie A player to have featured in all 3420 minutes of action this season. Stakhanovite
Napoli and Lazio had the second-best defensive records in Serie A this season, behind AC Milan. But considering Napoli's propensity to attack (as opposed to Lazio's most of season "hey look we just sit back and defend a one-goal lead!" strategy) this record is impressive. From November 21 - March 20, De Sanctis and company did not allow a goal to be scored at the San Paolo. Sure, the end of the season was a slight struggle for the tired team, but playing every minute is still impressive for the stopper.