Napoli vs Salernitana Highlights
Napoli 1-1 Salernitana Highlights, as Napoli’s title race has been delayed due to the draw in the Serie A match against Salernitana at Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.
It was First time in 33 years for Napoli to be in the title race, but the results of the yesterday’s match, their title dreams were postponed. As of the table, Napoli is on the top position of the table with 32 points, while salernitana is on the 14th position of the premier league.
Napoli had their league title in 1990 with Diego adding to their first title three years earlier. since then they were able to place hands on the cup.
Luciano Spalleti, manager of Napoli had a chances of victory in yesterday’s match as they Olivera had a goal at 62th minute of the match. It was then Salernitana’s Boulaye Dia had an equaliser goal on the 84th minute of the match.
The fans of Napoli were disappointed after the equaliser goal and the stadium went on silence after the goal. Before that they were enjoying the moment with cheerings and smoke flares inside and outside of the stadium, where the Napoli fans were celebrating in the streets.
In the moment all the efforts for the title has been wasted and have postponed the dream for title a little bit.
Spalletti on Post Match Interview
“The players are obviously disappointed at not having made our brilliant fans happy tonight,” said Luciano Spalletti after the match.
“We represent their dreams and that means it’s right that their dreams are realised by us.”
Eventhough with the Disappointment with the delay of the title, they are certain about obtaining the title.
“They have told me to say something … if this happens, which we don’t know if it will happen,” Spalletti said on Saturday. “So I’ll have to prepare something in anticipation … and nothing is certain.”
They just needed two points for their remaining six matches, to have a third title for their club. They will have a option on the match with Udinese as they have a serie A meeting on coming Thursday, but they could also have a chance before then if the results go on their way.
On the other hand, The second placed Lazio is 18 points behind in the points table, while the third position Juventus is 20 points behind Napoli hence with no chance of competing with Napoli with only few matches in the hand.
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Napoli’s Three Decade Wait for Title
Napoli had the chance to hold up the title with a record-breaking six games to go after Lazio were beaten 3-1 at Inter Milan on Sunday, making the points difference more polished.
Argentina forward Lautaro Martinez got up from the bench as a Sub member to score twice and help Inter recover from a 1-0 defeat.
Napoli’s game was resulted in a tie on Saturday but was moved by officials because of concerns about a two-day celebration and public order in the city.
Even untill Sunday afternoon saw thousands of Napoli fans waving flags and flares set off as they were celebrating the upcoming title victory, particularly after Lazio’s defeat.
The stadium which Napoli renamed after Maradona two years ago, was full 30 minutes before kick-off as fans hoped their three-decade wait for title is about to end by the victory in the Saturday meeting.
The hosts dominated possession throughout the match but struggled to stop the goal by Olivera headed home Giacomo Raspadori’s corner.
With Napoli’s substitutes flooding across the pitch to join in – while the ball was taken off the field by the referee and put into a velvet bag, in case it became part of history.
The equaliser, which saw Dia beat Victor Osimhen on the right wing before firing into the far corner, brought silence but it should only be a matter of days before Naples can celebrate properly and wipe away years of pain.
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