Napoli is hoping to quickly return to the title parade

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Napoli is hoping to quickly return to the title parade


After their march to glory was halted last weekend Napoli can get their Serie A title back on track on Saturday when they host the Champions League- search. Atalanta.

The loss to Lazio meant Napoli’s league lead over Inter Milan was cut to 15 points with 13 games remaining.

Inter will have the opportunity to exert some pressure Naples as they open the weekend’s games against the threat of Spezia on Friday night.

There is very little chance that Napoli won’t win their first Scudetto since 1990 even if Inter win all their games the next 25 points will give victory for the big southern Italian club.

But another shock against one of Italy’s top teams could cause worry for Napoli supporters who have seen the spring slump that has been part of the club’s work for the first time this spring. coach Luciano Spalletti.

Spalletti described the defeat of Lazio as a “holiday”, seemingly unconcerned by how little fun even his attackers Victor Osimhen and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia had in creating chances.

The strong team has defined Serie A this season and will resume on Saturday despite the visit of Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday.

The cushion of two goals and the ban by the government of people leaving Frankfurt could be the champion of the quarter-finals as a result and satisfy the decisions of Spalletti’s team for the weekend.

Atalanta in the past has been a difficult side for Napoli to face, but they came into Saturday with one win in five games and five points from the top four.

Their chances of closing that gap this weekend are slim as Roma host Sassuolo and AC Milan battle Salernitana at the San Siro on the cusp of reaching the Champions League last eight.

Champions Milan are level on 47 points with fourth-placed Roma, last week’s win over Juventus pushed Jose Mourinho’s outfit to the top of Europe at Milan’s expense.

Mourinho will know on Friday if he will be able to replace his position in the blood, a trial that will decide if he should use his two game for the hunt in Cremonese.

Lazio is in front of the pair in the third and is in Bologna on Saturday night, their fans are again being investigated for racism in the week to leave the Rome derby.

The capital club closed the Curva Nord section of the Stadio Olimpico for a match in January after racist chants in Lecce that left French defender Samuel Umtiti in tears.

Leao was back to his best on Wednesday, full of traffic and causing the Spurs defense many problems on rare occasions when Milan went forward.

The Portugal international was suspended for last weekend’s loss to Fiorentina and will be key to Milan’s bid to stay in the Champions League next season.

15 – Napoli’s lead over Inter Milan is almost certain of the league title.

3 – The number of points separating Inter in second and Milan in fifth.


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