Napoli and Spalletti Reach Milestones with Latest Win

With the easy win over Salernitana, Napoli have collected 50 points in the first half of the season, which has them on pace to finish with a triple-digit tally. They registered a new club record, but only by a hair. Maurizio Sarri had collected 48 at the midway point of 2017/2018.

As per Il Mattino, they are the third team to achieve such mark in Serie A history. Juventus managed twice, in 2013/2014 and 2018/2019, while Inter once in 2006/2007. The Bianconeri and the Nerazzurri lifted the Scudetto at the end of those campaigns. The former maintain the highest total of 53, which they posted in the last year of the first Massimiliano Allegri run. The Old Lady had actually picked up 52 points in 2005/2006, with Fabio Capello at the helm. However, such season has been stricken from the record because of Calciopoli.

Luciano Spalletti made history over the weekend, Sportitalia points out. He now has 276 victories to his name, the most by any coach in Serie A history. He just overtook Carlo Ancelotti and tops other legends such as Capello, Giovanni Trapattoni, Marcello Lippi, Sven-Goran Eriksson, Claudio Ranieri, and Carlo Mazzone.

The strong season by Napoli has allowed him to beat Allegri to the milestone. The colleague has just three fewer. Among active gaffers, Gian Piero Gasperini has 220, Walter Mazzarri 191, and Stefano Pioli 186. He reached the achievement in 540 matches, the second highest number among those that made the list behind Mazzone and Francesco Guidolin, Sky relays.

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