Napoli aim to secure Serie A title away to Udinese 

Having seen their Scudetto party spoiled last weekend, Napoli now aim to secure the Serie A title away to Udinese on Thursday night.

On Sunday, Italy’s champions-elect were denied victory by a late Salernitana goal that silenced a packed Stadio Maradona, but even if Lazio win on Wednesday, they will need just one more point to guarantee finishing in first place.

Despite stumbling at the final hurdle, it is surely just a matter of time before Napoli confirm their first Scudetto since 1990.

After tumbling out of Europe at the hands of Milan, Luciano Spalletti‘s side had shown signs of either nerves or fatigue in recent Serie A fixtures – perhaps both – but a last-gasp defeat of Juventus took them within touching distance of the prize which has remained elusive for three decades.

Though star forwards Victor Osimhen and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia have both seen their form dip, Napoli could still get over the line this week and be crowned champions.

Having stormed through most of the season at an incredible pace, Napoli have been off the boil in recent weeks and now lack the same intensity. That does not diminish their feat of claiming a first Scudetto since the days of Diego Maradona, and they can celebrate doing so with a ninth straight away win.



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