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Osimhen’s goal ends Napoli’s 33-year wait for Serie A title

On Thursday night, the Neapolitans earned a crucial 1-1 draw away at Udinese to clinch the Serie A title with five matches to spare.

• May 4, 2023
Osimhen v Udinese
Osimhen v Udinese

For the first time in 33 years and the third time ever, Napoli are the champions of Italy courtesy of a Victor Osimhen goal.

On Thursday night, the Neapolitans earned a crucial 1-1 draw away at Udinese to clinch the Serie A title with five matches to spare.

Napoli’s celebration was delayed over the weekend after Boulaye Dia netted a late equaliser against them.

But the wait ended tonight.

Udinese went upfront on 13 minutes into the match thanks to Sandi Lovric with a shot from 15 yards out. But a second half goal by Osimhen in the 52nd minute salvaged a point for Napoli just like Diego Maradona scored a crucial goal over thirty years ago to secure Napoli’s second league title.

The Neapolitans last won the Scudetto in the 1989/90 season but Osimhen’s goal ensured that Napoli end their decades-long league drought.

Napoli’s last league triumph was greatly inspired by Maradona. This season, Osimhen alongside Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, both with a combined 34 goals and 14 assists between the duo, have successfully followed the steps of the Argentine legend to power the Neapolitans to their latest Scudetto.

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