How far can Naples go?

A perfect start to the Serie A season. This is what Naples is doing, when this 2021-22 fiscal year has just started. Indeed, after five days already contested, the Partenopei, fifth last year, therefore only have victories. First, on August 22 against Venezia (2-0), then on August 29 on the lawn of Genoa (1-2), on September 11 against Juventus Turin (2-1), before ending with two boxes outside: last Monday, on the lawn of Udinese (0-4), then this Thursday at Sampdoria (0-4). At the end of the day, a first place in the Italian league standings, with fifteen out of fifteen possible units, the second best attack, with fourteen goals scored, and the best defense, tied with AC Milan, with only two small goals. cashed. A series which could also continue from this Sunday evening at 8:45 p.m., on the occasion of the 6th day of Serie A, against Cagliari.

Five wins to start in Serie A, as in 1988 and 2018

This is only the third time in its history that Napoli have won each of their first five Serie A games, following the 1987-88 and 2017-18 seasons. At the end of each of these two famous exercises, the Neapolitans then became vice-champions of Italy. In 1987-88, still at the time of the two-point victory, the club’s record was finally 18 wins, six draws but also six losses, with a total of 42 points, three less than the champion. of that year, namely AC Milan. Finally, in 2017-18, Naples had also finished runner-up, with a total of 91 points and four lengths behind Juventus Turin, who had then been crowned. This year, the Neapolitans had lost only three games, for also seven draws but also and especially 28 victories.

Naples has not been champion since 1990

Above all, at that time and straddling the end of the 2016-17 season and the start of this famous 2017-18 fiscal year, the Partenopei had then recorded their record for consecutive wins in Serie A, with a total of thirteen successes of sharp. A series that cannot be verified this year, as Naples had ended the previous season in a draw. But in terms of his number of consecutive games without defeat in the elite, straddling the end of last season and the start of this new year, the club is now fourteen games in a row without a setback (eleven wins, three draws). There is no doubt that this year again, the Neapolitans will fight even harder to try to win this national title that has eluded them since 1990. With Victor Osimhen, who remains on three goals scored in his last two Serie A meetings, Naples, now trained by Luciano Spalletti, has certainly not finished wreaking havoc.

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