On Thursday night, Napoli ended their 33-year wait for a Scudetto after Victor Osimhen’s second-half goal secured a 1-1 draw against Udinese. The victory ensured that Lazio, who had a mathematical chance of overtaking Napoli, could no longer challenge the runaway leaders.
Sandi Lovrić put Udinese ahead with a clinical finish inside the penalty area in the 13th minute, leaving Luciano Spalletti’s side struggling to create chances. Although Osimhen threatened with a couple of first-half headers, Napoli found it difficult to break through Udinese’s defense.
However, Osimhen’s goal 12 minutes after half-time sparked wild celebrations among thousands of Napoli supporters who had traveled to the game, as well as the tens of thousands who watched the match on big screens at Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Naples.
Luciano Spalletti’s team has been the side to beat from the start of the season, winning 13 of their first 15 league games. Throughout the season, Napoli has been leading the table, playing some of the best and most entertaining football. Spearheaded by Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen and Georgia winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, Napoli has lost only three league games this season.
Despite attempts from their rivals to catch up, Napoli maintained their lead, and with just five games remaining, they have an unassailable 16-point lead over their closest competitors.
Before their triumph in Serie A, Napoli looked on course to go far in the Champions League. Unfortunately, they suffered a surprise 2-1 aggregate defeat against Milan in the quarter-final stage.
Napoli’s victory on Thursday night has sent their fanbase into a frenzy of celebrations after 33 years of waiting for a Scudetto. The club’s supporters have endured several near misses during that time, making this win all the sweeter.
With the title secured, Napoli can now look forward to their remaining fixtures and plan for the next season. The win is also a statement of intent for the team, showing that they are a force to be reckoned with in Italian football.
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