For the first time in 33 years, Napoli has win the Serie A. With a draw against Udinese on Thursday, Napoli clinched the title with five games to play.
It’s the third time in team history Napoli has won the Serie A. The team also accomplished that feat in 1987 and 1990. Both of those teams were led by soccer legend Diego Maradona.
Thirty-three years is a long time between titles, and the team, its fans and the city of Naples erupted in a major way after breaking the drought.
Napoli players and coaches yelled in elation and shed tears the moment the team clinched the title. Napoli fans attending the contest, which was held in Udine, smiled and celebrated the moment.
Those who opted to watch the game at Napoli’s home stadium, Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, went wild as the game went final.
Back in Udine, Napoli players took the celebration back to the locker room, where some danced on tables. Shirts — and pants — were optional.
The entire city of Naples took to the streets to celebrate the title. Incredible firework displays erupted across the sky and fans paraded through the streets on scooters.
Following Thursday’s draw, Napoli still has five games to go. The team will take on Fiorentina on Sunday before returning home May 14 to take on Monza. We’re guessing Napoli fans will be out in full force on the 14th for the team’s first home game since clinching the Serie A title.