Napoli one win away from winning first league title in 33 years after defeating Juventus


Following a late 1-0 triumph against Juventus in Turin on Sunday evening, Victor Osimhen’s Napoli are only one win away from claiming their third-ever and first Italian Serie A title in 33 years.

The first half of the encounter between the two major names at Juventus Stadium ended goalless. The stalemate lasted until the 82nd minute, when Angel Di Maria scored on a counterattacking play.

The goal, though, was ruled out after a VAR review because Stanislav Lobotka was fouled in the buildup. They managed to score again few minutes later but the it was ruled out again because the ball had crossed the line for a goal kick when Federico Chiesa made the cross.

Meanwhile, an unlikely hero, Giacomo Raspadori, who volleyed Eljif Elmas’ chipped cross past Wojciech Szczesny in stoppage time, secured the Gli Azzurri’s last-minute victory, bringing Napoli on the verge of their first league title in more than three decades.

Napoli, who have 78 points, last won the Serie A title in 1989/90, inspired by the club’s late hero and football great Diego Maradona, but a win against Salernitana on April 29 will see them crowned champions with six games to spare.

However, this permutation is strongly dependent on the outcome of the game between second-placed Lazio, who are 61 points behind Napoli – a draw or loss away at Inter next weekend will see free-scoring Osimhen and his Napoli team secure the Scudetto.

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