Napoli Triumph Over Juventus With Away Winning from 1st Serie A title in 33 years
Following a dramatic 1-0 victory against Juventus on Sunday evening in Turin, Victor Osimhen’s Napoli are just one victory away from capturing their third-ever and first Italian Serie A championship in 33 years.
The first half of the competitive match between the two marquee teams at the Juventus Stadium ended scoreless. The stalemate persisted until the 82nd minute, when Angel Di Maria scored off a counterattacking play to bring the game to a close.
Stanislav Lobotka was fouled in the process of setting up the goal, which led to a VAR review that disallowed the goal. They managed to score again a few mins later, but the strike was subsequently disallowed because Federico Chiesa’s cross caused the ball to cross the line for a goal kick.
A stoppage time goal by Giacomo Raspadori, an unlikely hero, gave the Gli Azzurri a triumph in the dying seconds and moved Napoli just a few steps away from winning their first league championship in more than three decades.
The last time Napoli won the Serie A championship, in 1989–90, it was thanks to the club’s late legend and football great Diego Maradona. However, if they defeat Salernitana on April 29, they would repeat as champions with six games remaining.
Osimhen, who is the league’s leading scorer with 21 goals, and his Napoli team will win the Scudetto if they draw or lose away at Inter next weekend. However, this permutation significantly depends on the result of the game between second-placed Lazio, who have 61 points, going in Napoli’s favor.