09/24/2021 at 10:35 AM CEST
The current leaders of Serie A, Luciano Spalletti’s Napoli, achieved a new win, this time against Sampdoria at home (0-4), and signs a practically perfect start to the season: five victories, 15 points out of 15 possible , 14 goals in favor and only two against. No other team in the championship has won all of its games this start.
Italians, who they did give up a draw in the Europa League group stage debut against Leicester City, are the great sensation in this start of the 2021/22 season and They lead Serie A with a two-point advantage over Inter and AC Milan and another three over José Mourinho’s AS Roma, who won their match of the day against Udinese.
5/5 – #Napoli have won each of their first five Serie A seasonal matches for the third time in their history, after 1987/88 and 2017/18. Project. # SampNapoli #SerieA pic.twitter.com/NEQr1mRYxI
– OptaPaolo 🏆 (@OptaPaolo) September 23, 2021
It is the third time in the entire history of the competition that Napoli have won their first five games at the start of the season. He had previously achieved it in 1987/88 and 2017/18. Both starts were not worth him to take the Scudetto, but they did to finish as runner-up and win the ticket to the Champions League, something that last season escaped in the last breath.
Naples and AS Roma, the alternatives to the two Milan teams
The teams led by Luciano Spalletti and José Mourinho have presented credentials at the start of the season to discuss a title that could end again in the city of Milan. After the disastrous start of post-Cristiano Juventus, the forecasts place AC Milan and Inter as the big favorites and top contenders for the title.
In a second step, the teams that could threaten the current champion emerge: AS Roma, Naples and Atalanta have made more than enough merits to take them into account when viewing the Scudetto champion in this 2021/22 season. The three are settled in the privileged area of the table and could surprise this course.