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Could Napoli dream of winning the Scudetto?

Napoli are the only side in Europe’s top five leagues with a 100 per cent record after eight rounds and people are wondering if Diego Maradona would be proud of such a perfect start to the season.

The Partenopei are daring to dream after eight victories from eight games and sit top of the table, netting 19 goals and conceding just three. They are two points ahead of second placed Milan.

Following the death of the Argentine legend, Napoli renamed their stadium in his name. Ever since, the Azzurri’s perfect start to the season has brought back long cherished memories. It is 31 years since Diego Maradona spearheaded the side to an unforgettable second Scudetto, opening with a dazzling 16 game unbeaten run in the 1989-90 championship.

Napoli don’t possess anyone in the same caliber as Maradona, yet in the stadium that bears his name optimism among the Azzurri support is steadily growing. Their approach and attitude have changed as there is now a forceful, incisive vibrancy, particularly in midfield.

Piotr Zielinski and Fabian Ruiz have been threatening offensively and look more likely to attempt shots at goal in key areas than continually play in repetitive triangular patterns. The Polish and Spanish internationals have already registered league goals and coupled with the blistering pace and force of Insigne, Matteo Politano and Hirving Lozano on the wings, Napoli will continue to provide great opportunities in every match.

So far Victor Osimhen can be relied upon to convert those chances, striking five times, and excelling with his hold up play, intelligent movement, and aerial dominance. The Nigeria international is showing why Napoli shelled out €70m to make him their club-record capture from French club Lille in the summer of 2020.

To summarize, the Azzurri’s long-suffering Tifosi can again be proud of their team at least for now, who deservedly sit atop the standings playing an exciting style of football even the great Diego would surely appreciate.

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