[골닷컴] Reporter Park Moon-soo = Napoli achieved the feat of winning 11 league wins in a row for the first time in the club’s history.
During the afternoon of the 12th (Korea time), in the home match against Udinese in the 15th round of the Italian Serie A season 2022/23 held at ‘Stadio Diego Armando Maradona’, Napoli scored consecutive goals from Osimen, Zielinski and Elmas in the second half In the last minute, Nestrovsky and Samirdžić scored in a 3-2 win over Udinese.
Having secured three points, Napoli have finished around half of their schedule for the 2022/23 season. In the case of this season, the first half of the schedule was finished earlier than usual due to the World Cup in Qatar. During this period, Napoli secured a foothold in a single system by beating outstanding powerhouses with 13 wins and 2 draws.
That’s not all. As of 2022, Napoli have won 25 out of 34 matches in Serie A alone. It showed a high win rate of 74% during this period.
The record of 34 games is 25 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses. The average number of points per game is 2.4 points. This is the second highest win rate record for Napoli by Serie A standards. The previous record was in 2017. At that time, Napoli won 31 out of 39 games, recording a high win rate of 80%.
Based on the 2022/23 season, Napoli recorded 13 wins and 2 draws. That’s an 87% win rate. The average score is 2.7 points. Based on the four major leagues, Napoli is recording a unique unbeaten run. He showed a consistent performance despite major changes, and thanks to that, he was looking forward to winning Serie A for the first time in around 33 years since Maradona’s generation.
The player in the middle was Kim Min-jae. It was unfortunate that he made a last-minute mistake in the match against Udinese, but Kim Min-jae leads the Napoli defense nicknamed the “Iron Pillar”. He played full-time in all the remaining matches except for the match against Spezia, and in the match against Udinese, he defended Napoli’s back by spending 90 minutes at full-time, unlike Ostigor, who was substituted for Jejus.
There was another encouraging achievement. It’s a winning streak. Napoli are on a winning streak of 11 games in Serie A. This is the first record in the club’s history.
That’s not all. In the first 15 games of Serie A, they won 13. This is the second record in Serie A after Juventus. It is a win rate that could not be achieved even in Maradona’s era. In addition, it is a feat that Inter Milan and AC Milan, the two giants from Milan who represent Serie A along with Juventus, have not been able to achieve.
After the World Cup, Napoli goes on a short break. Immediately, we face Inter Milan in the 16th round. It’s another experiment.
Photo = Getty Images / Opta