Napoli Trying to Postpone Potential Title-Clinching Tie

Napoli would like the opportunity to celebrate the Scudetto at the end of one of their matches and not from the couch, even better if in front of their crowd. They will clinch the title if they beat Salernitana and Lazio don’t win versus Inter. However, they are currently scheduled to play a day before the San Siro clash.

The local authorities are pushing for such solution, as Mayor Gaetano Manfredi stated (via Il Mattino).

“We are evaluating postponing the game, or alternatively, opening the stadium during Inter-Lazio. It doesn’t depend only on us but also on the League and the football bodies. There are problems related to TV rights. In addition, Napoli will face Udinese Tuesday, two days later. The Ministry of the Interior is following the matter as well. We are collaborating to have a safe party.”

Serie A president Lorenzo Casini replied (via Corriere dello Sport).

“We are in touch with the special observatory that monitors sports activities. If there could be public order-related issues, then we are open to rescheduling the fixture. We will comply with the decisions on that front.”

Per Sky, the choice will be made after a meeting at the prefecture that is currently set to take place Thursday, but it might happen sooner to accelerate the process. The ensuing bout between Napoli and Udinese is a big hurdle, as there need to be 72 hours between matches. Postponing two tilts would create logistical problems for those who have already bought tickets and booked their travels.

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