Naples rushes to the scudetto by winning against Atalanta Bergamo
The Neapolitans won this Saturday against Atalanta (2-0) and are inevitably heading towards the title of Italian champion.
Ruthless! Naples continues to march on Serie A with a new victory without discussion against Atalanta Bergamo (2-0), Saturday, which gives it an eighteen point lead with twelve days remaining.
In the wake of his wall-piercing Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, who unlocked the meeting with a shot under the bar after a double fake shot (60th), Napoli left no room for doubt after the setback against Lazio Rome (1-0) and continues to sprint towards a first scudetto since those of the Maradona era, in 1987 and 1990. Naples increases its incredible lead to eighteen points over Inter Milan (2nd), surprised Friday by Spezia (2-1).
Lazio Rome (3rd), if successful in the evening in Bologna, can take second place and return to seventeen points. But not enough to upset the dynamics of a championship promised to the Neapolitans, nor to disturb the preparations for the big party announced at the foot of Vesuvius in a few weeks. “Thirty-three years have passed since the last title, think of how many Neapolitans have been born since, who have not known the joy of scudetti won“, underlined this week the owner of the club Aurelio De Laurentiis.
“There could be 2 or 3 million attendees at the scudetto party“, he judged in front of the foreign press. These tifosi know what they owe to Victor Osimhen, top scorer with 19 goals, but will not forget to celebrate the new local idol, Kvaratskhelia.
Alert for Kim
Not content with being the best passer in the championship (9 assists), the 23-year-old Georgian winger scored his 11th goal on Saturday, a gem on an assist from the Nigerian, who this time did not score despite a spectacular return.
Far from just managing, this ruthless and attacking Napoli kept up the pressure after the opener and doubled the bet from a corner by Amir Rrahmani (77th), to knock out a helpless Atalanta and lacking in confidence (four defeats in the last six games). “Aggressiveness to recover the balls is the key, to give strength and involve the supporters. Backing up to wait in his camp is a football that neither me nor the players like…“Explained on DAZN Luciano Spalletti, 64, who will be the oldest coach ever crowned in Serie A in the event of a title.
“When you come to Naples, knowing the history of this club, you have to have imagination and know that you are coming to win. We all want to get there (in the title, editor’s note), but there are matches, we will have to play them, and redo all these things“, he added. Four days before receiving Eintracht Frankfurt in the Champions League round of 16 second leg to validate the option taken in the first leg (2-0), the injury exit of South Korean defender Kim Min-jae ( 76th), after a calf alert, could be a cause for concern.
But not for this Napoli on his cloud: “He is doing very well! I have just told him: don’t invent anything, tomorrow you train!Spalletti evacuated with a smile.