Napoli sign their 11th victory in a row against Udinese

Naples won its 11th victory in a row against Udinese (3-2) in Serie A on Saturday, with the championship leader now guaranteed to pass the World Cup break in Qatar with at least eight points ahead of its pursuers. .

The Udinese players were the most enterprising at the start of the game, but Naples took control of the match thanks to a header from Nigerian Victor Osimhen (15th).
Shortly after the injury, in tears, of the Spanish midfielder of Udinese Gerard Deulofeu (23rd), the Pole Piotr Zielinski consolidated the advantage of his team by concretizing a counter-attack with a superb curling shot ( 31st).

Returning from the locker room, the Udinese players missed two opportunities to come back into the game and in the 58th, Elif Elmas seemed to extinguish their last hopes by scoring the third goal with a beautiful sequence, feigned strike, hook and strike at the first post.

But at the end of the game, Andrea Sottil’s players took advantage of a guilty release from Naples to score two goals in quick succession, by Ilija Nestorovski (79th) and Lazar Samardzic (82), sending cold sweats through the spans Diego Armando Maradona stadium.

Thanks to this victory, the players of Luciano Spalletti perfectly finished their first part of the championship conducted at a frantic pace, before the truce for the World Cup in Qatar (November 20-December 18).

Even in the event of victory, their main rivals, tied for 2nd place in the championship, will be at least eight points behind by the resumption of the championship in early January.

AC Milan, who had lost two points on Naples by conceding a disappointing draw against Cremonese the previous day, were to receive Fiorentina on Sunday (6:00 p.m.). Lazio has a lot to do since it was to challenge Sunday evening (8:45 p.m.) Juventus of Turin, which moved up to 4th place in the standings, two small points behind Lazio and AC Milan.

The month of January is already shaping up to be decisive for Naples, whose only league titles date back more than thirty years (1987, 1990). Naples will travel to Inter Milan on January 4 and host Juventus on January 13.

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