In the early morning of March 12th, Beijing time, a focus battle was staged in the 26th round of Serie A. Napoli, the leader, beat Atlanta 2-0 at home, and won 8 games in the last 9 rounds of Serie A. As the second-ranked Inter Milan broke the news that they lost 1-2 away to spezia, Naples has expanded its lead in points to 18 points.
In the last round, Napoli scored no points at home, and finally lost to Biancocelesti Lazio 0-1 by Besino, and suffered the second defeat in Serie A this season. In the face of Atalanta, which has the same strength, the team dare not take it lightly. Kvaratskheliya, Osman and Politano are the starting partners in the front line, and other positions are also the main force. In the first half, Naples attacked like a tide, but the front line 3 will miss the opportunity to score. It wasn’t until the 60th minute of the second half that Kvaratskheliya received Osmain’s cross and got rid of the defense in the restricted area and volleyed the goal. Napoli finally broke the deadlock. In the 77th minute, Lamani’s header finally sealed the victory for Naples.
In this campaign, Napoli’s possession rate reached 60%, and he scored 2 goals in 18 shots and 6 shots. The offensive efficiency was average but enough to hold the victory in his hand. The true blue and black Atlanta, which has always been famous for its sharp attack, has only a dismal data of 6 shots and 4 positives, and there is no grain in Diego Maradona Stadium. This game is actually a microcosm of Napoli’s strong performance this season. When this Serie A powerhouse, which once owned Diego Maradona, abandoned the tradition of losing the chain, they were really invincible.
After the game, Lamani, the central defender who scored the second goal for Naples, was outspoken in an interview, "Serie A champion? We will talk about it because it is normal. We are now in such a reality that you will hear our fans talk about this word, and so will we. "
Indeed, when a perfect season is about to enter the final sprint stage, Naples has no longer concealed its ambition, and the record of 22 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses with a lead of 18 points after 26 rounds of war really gives them sufficient confidence to talk about the championship.With 12 rounds left in Serie A, Spalletti’s team can win the Serie A title as long as they win seven more games.In other words, the suspense of this season’s Serie A championship has actually been completely ended.
It is worth mentioning that Naples is not only riding in Serie A, but also in the Champions League this season. After beating Liverpool, the runner-up last season, to the top of the group, they convincingly beat Frankfurt 2-0 away in the first leg of the Champions League knockout round, with one foot in the quarter-finals. The almost ending of Serie A championship suspense can also make Naples devote more energy to the Champions League. Even if it is better than Real Madrid, Bayern or Manchester City, it is estimated that it is not willing to meet them early.