Napoli’s rivals, AC Milan and Inter Milan, lost side by side.
Napoli, which brought Kim Min-jae to the defense line last summer, gained more momentum in its first championship race since 1990.
AC Milan, the winner of last season’s Serie A, suffered a shock defeat 0-4 in Lazio in the 19th round of Serie A in the 2022/23 season held at Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy on the 25th (Korean time).
AC Milan, which maintained a record of 11 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses (38 points), became second, unable to close the gap with Napoli (50 points), who defeated Salernitana 2-0 two days ago. Rather, Lazio rose to third place with 37 points and pursued AC Milan.
AC Milan conceded an early lead from the home team’s Serbian midfielder Sergei Milinković-Savic in the 4th minute of the first half, and allowed an additional goal to opponent midfielder Mattia Zakyani in the 38th minute of the first half.
They struggled in the second half as well, and were defeated with a penalty kick goal by Luis Alberto in the 22nd minute and a key goal by Felipe Anderson in the 30th minute of the second half.
AC Milan’s crushing defeat, along with the loss of another prestigious Inter Milan related to Milan, which also formed the second place group the day before, deserves to be regarded as a green light revealing Napoli’s path to victory. 메이저놀이터
This is because Inter Milan also lost 0-1 at the home game against Empoli held on the 24th after a poor match, with Milan Skiriniar being sent off due to accumulated warnings.
With 37 points, Inter Milan is tied on points with AS Roma, who defeated Spezia 2-0 on the 23rd. Lazio has 37 points by beating AC Milan, and since Serie A applies the winner-to-win principle if the points are the same, Lazio is 3rd, AS Roma is 4th, and Inter Milan is 5th.
From the point of view of Napoli, at the time of 19 matches, exactly half of the 38 matches per Serie A team, the gap with the second place group was 12 to 13 points wide, so it was a good opportunity to win.
However, the Italian Football Association recently reported that the Napoli club had reduced records and fraudulent accounting for the financial transactions that occurred during the transfer of Naples striker Victor Osimen, so punishment such as deduction of points can be a variable.