Osimhen fire Napoli to win Serie A title after 33years
****as they drew with Udinese at Dacia Arena.
There was wild jubilation for Napoli fans last night as Victor Osimhen, the Nigerian International
smashed in a 52nd-minute equaliser after Sandi Lovric had given Udinese a shock lead, gave Napoli their first Serie A title after 33years.
DAZN reports that, Napoli’s previous two titles came in the days of Argentina legend Maradona – who their stadium is now named after – in 1987 and 1990.
Following those glory days the club fell into financial decline, relegation and bankruptcy; playing in Serie C as recently as 2006.
Napoli held on to the point they needed to win their third Serie A title with five games to spare.
“Seeing Neapolitans happy is enough to give you a sense of that joy they are feeling”, Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti told DAZN.
“These people will look to this moment when life gets hard, they have every right to celebrate like this.
“You feel a bit more relaxed knowing that you’ve given them this moment of happiness.”
Napoli struggled in the first half but got the goal they needed after the restart with Osimhen finding the corner after Kvaratskhelia had forced a good save from Udinese keeper Marco Silvestri.
On the full-time whistle Napoli fans raced onto the pitch, starting celebrations in both Udine and Naples.
“It is an amazing feeling, we have waited so many years for this moment,” Osimhen told DAZN.
“To be able to deliver the Scudetto to the Neapolitans is something that we will never forget in a hurry and will continue to live in our hearts for the rest of our lives.”