09/21/2021 at 12:20 CEST
Luciano Spalletti’s Napoli beat Udinese (0-4) away from home on the fourth day of Serie A and has become the solo leader with 12 points, two more than Inter and AC Milan, two of the main candidates for the title. this season 2021/22. Goals from Osimhen, Rrahmani, Koulibaly and Lozano sealed the fourth consecutive victory.
The Neapolitans, who last season they let slip the ticket to the Champions League on the last day to the detriment of Andrea Pirlo’s Juventus, have started a new stage under the guidance of Luciano Spalletti. The transalpine coach is the third coach who has directed the most games in Serie A during the 21st century with a total of 414, behind Gasperini (451) and Mazzarri (464).
The Italians have risen to the top of the table in Serie A for the first time since February 2018: Napoli have four consecutive victories, 10 goals for and only two against. Among all competitions they are also undefeated: they drew (2-2) against Leicester in the debut of the group stage of the Europa League.
Go back to the Champions League and compete in Serie A, the goals
The great ambition of this Naples is, without a doubt, to be back in the maximum continental competition. After letting the train escape on the last day last season, the Neapolitans want complete a great year and be among the best clubs in Europe again. Faced with the bad moment of Juventus, Serie A is more open than ever: Inter, AC Milan, Rome and Naples are some of the alternatives.
Those of Spalletti had no special luck in the Europa League draw and have coincided with Leicester City in the group stage. After the tie at the premiere, the two teams are the top contenders for first place in group C.