The Italian side lifted the league title after 33 long years
33 years later, Napoli are celebrating. They have their long-awaited Serie A title in their pocket. The 1-1 draw away to Udinese was the start of the party in the city: they are league champions. The solitary point earned Spalletti's men the title, and now they can celebrate it for good.
33 years later, the team from the Campania region is proclaimed the new 'Scudetto' champion. With 80 points from 33 games, the 16-point gap over Lazio was enough to make them sing the 'alirón' with five games still to play.
No team was able to keep up with them. Neither Lazio, nor Juventus even with their suspension withdrawn, nor Inter or Milan. Spalletti's side are more than deserved champions, and the city has been planning for weeks the party and the fervent madness that will follow the title celebrations.
President De Laurentiis warned a few days ago of what is to come in the coming days. "Think of how many Neapolitans were born since, so many. After sinking into bankruptcy, the sealing of the championship would drive the city crazy, which is already organising itself for the party. It is estimated that between 2 and 3 million will attend the party," he said.
The last league title was won by Diego Armando Maradona in 1990, the second one for the 'Pelusa' after the first 'Scudetto' in 1987. There is a whole generation of fans who today more than ever will remember Diego, who changed the club's history forever.
The cult of the '10' is a religion in Naples, where the arrival and revolutionary football of Maradona is remembered generation after generation. More than 30 years after the last 'Scudetto' of that team led by the Argentine and the Brazilian Careca, today the league of Spalletti, Osimhen and Kvaratskhelia is more important than ever. Napoli does not forget.
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