After coming back from a goal down to secure a 1-1 draw against Udinese on Thursday at the Dacia Arena in Udine, Napoli was crowned champions of Serie A, the league’s highest honor, for the first time in 33 years.
The club has not won the league championship since 1990, when it was led to victory by the late Diego Maradona, for whom the team’s home stadium is named. This is the club’s first league championship since 1990.
The Partenopei has only won Serie A three times in its history, and the victory sparked celebrations not only among the players but also in the city of Napoli, which is located in southern Italy. Residents of the city had begun to congregate in large numbers in front of the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in order to take part in the celebrations.
Udinese took the lead in the first half on a shot by Sandi Lovric, but Napoli forward Victor Osimhen tied the game early in the second half when he guided the ball in after Khvicha Kvaratskhelia’s shot was saved following a corner kick.
Osimhen, who has scored 22 goals in the league this season, has been an essential part of Napoli’s success and this goal was his 22nd of the season. He is the leading goalscorer in Serie A this season. The Nigerian forward, who is only 24 years old, scored his goal in front of the away supporters of Napoli, who celebrated the equalizer in an ecstatic manner.