On May 5, Napoli became the champion of Serie A 2022/23 five rounds early after a 1-1 draw against host Udinese.
Napoli’s celebratory party was in danger of having to step back once again when Sandi Lovric unexpectedly put Udinese ahead in the 13th minute. However, coach Luciano Spalletti’s army came up strong and created the position. one-way match for the rest of the match. The visitors’ efforts were rewarded with Victor Osimhen’s equalizer in the 52nd minute.
Osimhen’s shot on the roof of the Udinese net helped Osimhen make history as the African player to score the most goals in the Italian league (22 goals), breaking the record of Samuel Eto’o (21 goals).
The final whistle sounded when two parties took place at the same time, one at Dacia Arena (Udinese’s home ground) and the other at Diego Armando Maradona. Napoli won the championship 5 rounds early with a gap of 16 points compared to the 2nd ranked team, Lazio.
After 12,058 days of waiting, the Serie A championship returned to Napoli’s home ground. This is also the 3rd time in history that the Naples club won the Scudetto (1986/87, 1989/90, and 2022/23), the same achievement as AS Roma.
The feat of Napoli has no small merit to Victor Osimhen. The Nigerian striker had a sublime season with 22 goals and 4 assists. Besides, rookie Khvicha Kvaratskhelia only needs one season to become part of the history of the Naples team. “Kvaradona” is also in impressive form with 12 goals and 10 assists.
It is impossible not to mention the coaching talent of Coach Spalletti. In the 2022/23 season, Napoli bid farewell to a series of pillars such as Kalidou Koulibaly, Fabian Ruiz, Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne, Arkadiusz Milik…
However, under the direction of coach Spalletti, new faces like Kim Min-Jae, Frank Anguissa, and Kvaratskhelia have successfully completed the task to join “Gli Azzurri” to make history.