Napoli and Their Fans Set the Stage for Title Clincher

Napoli will have to seal the Scudetto on the pitch. Lazio defeated Sassuolo Wednesday, preventing them from celebrating at the hotel. The Azzurri will be on the road but will enjoy the support of 13k fans that traveled to Friuli, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.

The police forces are on high alert as the opposing ultras are feuding. The local ones don’t want the adversaries to party on their turf. Kick-off ultimately stayed at 8.45 pm despite some rumors. The Partenopei and the City arranged to open the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, which will be filled to the brim.

The Napoli supporters will watch the fixture on eight giant screens placed on the running tracks around the pitch. Over 110k of them tried to get tickets for the event. Instead, the squad had a turbulent eve. They spent four extra hours at the airport due to a strike.

The players reached their rooms only during the second half of the potential title decider between Lazio and Sassuolo. Unless plans change, they won’t rush back to join the festivities in the streets. They will fly back on Friday. Their triumphant return from Turin generated a massive traffic jam that blocked access to Capodichino for a few hours, giving a headache to the local authorities.

Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti, who received formal confirmation that the option to extend his contract for another season was picked up Wednesday, will field his usual starters. Matteo Politano and Mario Rui will remain sidelined with their respective injuries. The former is getting closer to full health.

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