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Osimhen’s goal wins Serie A for Napoli after 33 years wait

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Napoli emerged champions of Italy on Thursday after they drew 1-1 with Udinese, ending a 33-year wait to win the Serie A.

The last time Napoli won the Serie A was in 1990 with a Diego Maradona-inspired side adding to their first title three years earlier.

Victor Osimhen smashed in a 52nd-minute equaliser after Sandi Lovric had given Udinese a shock lead.

Udinese scored on 13 minutes to almost seek to delay Napoli’s party. Lovric was set free in the area by Destiny Udogie and made no mistake with a lovely finish into the top right corner.

But Osimhen equalised for visitors. He was in the right place at the right time to get to the rebound inside the box and gleefully rifled the ball low inside the right post.

According to BBC, Napoli’s previous two titles came in the days of Argentina legend Maradona – who their stadium is now named after – in 1987 and 1990.

Following those glory days the club fell into financial decline, relegation and bankruptcy; playing in Serie C as recently as 2006.

They have won the Coppa Italia three times in the past 11 seasons but it is the Scudetto the Napoli fans craved.

They now have a new cast of superstars, with Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen scoring 21 goals in 26 league games and Georgia winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia contributing 12 goals and 10 assists.

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