On Thursday, Napoli claimed their third Serie A championship and first in 33 years after a 1-1 draw at Udinese gave them an unassailable lead in the standings.
Napoli’s victory concluded the city’s lengthy wait for the Scudetto, which had lasted since 1986-87 and 1989-90 when Diego Maradona led the team to two championships.
Victor Osimhen’s goal in the second half gave Napoli the championship with five games remaining in the season.
With 80 points, Napoli has secured their position at the summit of the table. Lazio, who are in second place and have five games remaining, are 16 points behind Napoli.
At the packed Stadio Friuli, visiting fans proudly displayed Maradona-emblazoned banners as they excitedly awaited the long-coveted Scudetto.
13 minutes into the game, Sandi Lovric scored the game’s first goal with a well-placed strike that struck the upper-right quadrant of the penalty area.
After Udinese’s goal, Napoli intensified their offensive efforts. In the 53rd minute, Osimhen scored the equaliser off a rebound, sparking jubilant celebrations among the visiting supporters.
Marco Silvestri, the custodian for Udinese, made a save to deny Piotr Zielinski’s half-volley, maintaining the score at 1-1 and prolonging the Napoli supporters’ anxiety.
As soon as the final whistle sounded, Napoli supporters raced onto the ground to revel alongside the players.