Officially turning Milan into the former king
When Napoli have been too far away from the chasing group for weeks now, the fact that they are crowned in the No. Because in the 30th round, Napoli just let Verona hold a 0-0 draw at home, there were opinions that this team showed signs of letting go in the context that the throne was very close to them.
However, very quickly, Napoli proved to all that they were still serious in the race to the Serie A championship. The proof is that before big rival Juventus, Napoli fought until the last second to win the championship. Complete the goal to earn all 3 points.
In fact, before Raspadori scored a precious goal to help Napoli triumph, the guests let Juventus concede twice in the last 10 minutes. Fortunately for Napoli, the referee, after consulting the VAR, did not recognize the goals of Di Maria and Vlahovic.
That said to show how difficult Napoli had been in Turin. Since Juventus are ranked 3rd in the table, it can be said that they are the biggest challenge for Napoli for the rest of the season. Overcoming this barrier, Napoli, although not officially crowned, soon turned AC Milan into the former king when Serie A 2022/23 still has 7 more rounds to finish.
With 22 points behind Napoli, Milan certainly no longer hopes to catch up with the leading team. Even if Napoli lost all the remaining matches, and Milan earned the maximum 21 points, they were still 1 point behind coach Luciano Spalletti’s team when the season ended.
Ready to party on the yard
With 78 points after 31 rounds and 17 points ahead of Lazio, Napoli will win Serie A 2022/23 this week if they beat Salernitana at home. In fact, it is a necessary condition, and a sufficient condition is that Lazio must also not win on Inter’s field in the early match on Sunday.
Both of the above conditions are generally easy to happen, because Lazio have lost in all of the last 3 visits to Inter, and Napoli is simply too strong compared to Salernitana.
In case Lazio can’t beat Inter, they will only have a maximum of 62 points after round 32. For their part, if Napoli overcome Salernitana, they will have 81 points and at least 19 points more than Lazio. This is clearly a gap that cannot be leveled because there are only 6 matches left in front of each team.
In short, the day Napoli solved their thirst for Serie A championship was very near. Although Napoli have just lost to Milan in the Champions League, that probably won’t have much effect on the party they have set up at home for the match against Salernitana.
Raspadori – Napoli’s God of Wealth
The shot that hit Juventus in the 90+3 minute is only the second goal that striker Raspadori has scored in Serie A this season. However, he still deserves to be considered a “talent” of Napoli because both goals are very valuable. The common point of these goals is that they were all scored very late and helped Napoli earn all 3 dramatic points. Before the last match, Raspadori “opened an account” in Serie A 2022/23 when he scored in the 89th minute of Napoli’s win over Spezia with the minimum score (September 10, 2022).