Napoli 90 minutes away from title as Lazio lost to Inter

Serie A

Napoli, who are currently leading the league, will clinch their first Scudetto since 1990 if they manage to beat Salernitana. This follows Inter’s comeback victory against Lazio, where Lautaro Martinez scored two goals and Robin Gosens scored one, all in the final 13 minutes of the game. As a result, Inter have moved up to the Champions League places in Serie A, overtaking AC Milan and Roma on goal difference. This news brought joy to the Stadio Maradona in Naples, which was already almost filled with supporters. Despite this, Napoli remains 17 points ahead of second-place Lazio, with six games left.

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Before the game, fans had been queuing outside the stadium for almost five hours, creating a vibrant atmosphere with flags, flares, and horns. One fan had even mounted an electrically amplified horn on the bonnet of his car, which he used to make a deafening sound accompanied by a loud “Forza Napoli!” when asked by AFP to set it off.

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At the San Siro, Inter suffered a series of false alarms that caused supporters to celebrate and then fall silent in disappointment. Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s goal was ruled out for offside, and three minutes later, Anderson scored for Lazio. Inter pushed for an equalizer, but it was Lazio who had the better chances in the first half.

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In the second half, Lautaro Martinez missed a great opportunity to score but redeemed himself in the 77th minute by scoring a low finish past Lazio’s goalkeeper. Gosens then scored in the 83rd minute, and Martinez scored his second goal in the final minute of the game to seal Inter’s victory. Napoli fans celebrated the news of Inter’s comeback victory, and they are ready to claim the title in front of a sea of blue and white.

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