Napoli crowned Serie A champions following draw at Udinese

Rome, May 4 (BNA): Napoli claimed their third Serie A title, and their first in 33 years, on Thursday after a 1-1 draw with Udinese gave Napoli an unforgettable lead in the standings.

Napoli’s victory ended the city’s long wait for a scudetto since Argentine great Diego Maradona led them to two championships in 1986-87 and 1989-90.

Victor Osimhen’s second-half goal secured the title for Napoli with five matches remaining in the season.

Napoli has 80 points to secure its position at the top of the standings. Second-placed Lazio, who has five matches left, is 16 points behind Napoli.

Visiting fans at Friuli’s stadium hoisted overhead banners adorned with a portrait of the late Maradona, eagerly anticipating the long-awaited Scudetto.

Sandy Lovric dampened the spirits of the Napoli fans when he scored the opening goal after 13 minutes with a well-placed shot that deflected into the top right corner of the penalty area.

In the 53rd minute, Osimhen sparked jubilant celebrations among the visiting fans when he slotted home the equalizer from the rebound.

As the final whistle sounded, Napoli fans rushed onto the pitch to celebrate the momentous occasion alongside the players.

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