Napoli’s Scudetto (Italian Serie A championship) is right around the corner.
Napoli defeated Juventus in the 31st round of Italian Serie A in the 2022-23 season held at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy on the 24th at 3:45 am (Korean time), and as a result, Napoli finished in Ligue 2 with 25 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses (79 points). The gap widened to 17 points. Juventus remained in third place with 18 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses (59 points).
Napoli used a 4-3-3 formation. Kvarachhelia, Osimen, Rossano, Ndombele, Robotka, Jambo Anguisa, Olivera, Jejus, Minjae Kim, Di Lorenzo, and Meret started.
The road to Juventus was not easy. Nevertheless, Napoli dominated the game and took a high possession. On the contrary, Juventus started a partial rotation and took a counterattack structure after the player defense. The first half ended 0-0 with no goals scored.
The team that changed first in the second half was Juventus. In the 16th minute of the second half, Di Maria and Chiesa were put in to score a win. The replacement card seemed to have an effect. During the counterattack in the 38th minute of the second half, Di Maria shook the net with a left-footed shot after running alone. However, no goals were awarded. As a result of video review (VAR) confirmation, Milik’s tackle to Robotka in the immediately preceding process was recognized as a foul, and the score was canceled. 스포츠토토
Napoli, who continued to knock, eventually opened the goal right before the end of the game. In the extra time of the second half, Elmas raised the ball and Laspadori scored the opening goal with a left-footed volley shot in front of the goal. It was a theatrical goal. The match ended with Napoli winning 1-0.
With this victory, Napoli’s Scudetto came right ahead. 2nd place Lazio lost 0-1 to Torino on the 23rd and could not accumulate points, so the gap with Napoli was 17 points. It is still not confirmed as 21 points can be accumulated if a seven-game winning streak is achieved.
However, Napoli’s scudetto may be decided depending on the results of the next round. If Napoli wins the next match and Lazio draws or loses, the gap increases to 19-20 points. With 6 games left, the difference is 19-20 points, so even if Lazio wins all (6 games x 3 points = 18 points), a reversal is impossible. In other words, Napoli’s Italian Serie A title is confirmed.
Challenge to win the first championship in 33 years. Napoli have not lifted the scudetto since the 1989–90 season. At that time, Napoli was far from winning for a long time, as Diego Maradona led the championship. However, we are close to winning this season. In the center of it, Korean defender Kim Min-jae will be included and will enjoy the glory.