Napoli and Milan had to dig deep versus Bologna and Verona Sunday, but they both managed to claim all the three points. They occupy the first and third position, with Atalanta in between. They pulled away from Lazio and Udinese, which shared the spoils in Round Ten.
The two sides, and the Partenopei in particular, have been putting up record numbers across Europe so far. As per CalcioNews24, the Azzurri garnered their tenth consecutive victory across all competitions. It’s the longest overall, and not just ongoing, streak in the Old Continent. Real Madrid previously stopped at nine.
Milan kept up with Napoli with an away win over Verona in a tightly-contested game. With Manchester City and Barcelona respectively losing to Liverpool and Los Merengues over the weekend, they are now the only top club still undefeated on the road domestically in 2022, Opta informs (via OneFootball).
Juan Jesus leveled the Bologna match, becoming the 15th different player to score for the Campania side, which doesn’t have equals in the main five leagues, Il Mattino reports. Moreover, Hirving Lozano and Victor Osimhen hit the net off the bench. The Partenopei have registered seven goals in such fashion, which is also a record among the football elite. They leapfrogged Udinese, which were previously leading with six.
Our Take on Napoli and Milan
With Inter and Juventus floundering in the early going, Roma already quite distant, and potentially dropping more points sans Paulo Dybala, and Lazio not being the most consistent side, and likely not having Ciro Immobile for a while, the title race might already be down to just these two sides. Atalanta keeping up their superb form for an entire season is a stretch.
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