5 Clubs That Beat Napoli in Serie A Season 2021/2022

In the 2020/2021 season, Napoli were painfully knocked out of the top four in the final Serie A match. They improved by appointing Luciano Spaletti as the new coach. The former Inter Milan coach had an instant impact in his inaugural season.

Napoli this season has become the strongest competitor for the Milan duo in the title race. At the moment, Il Partinopei sit in third place with a distance of three points from the top of the standings. They have lost five, and here are five clubs that were able to beat Lorenzo Insigne et al.

1. Inter Milan

5 Clubs That Beat Napoli in Italian Serie A Season 2021/2022Ivan Perisic celebrates goal (inter.it)

This season, Napoli became the team with the longest unbeaten record with a record of 12 matches. However, the record was finally broken in the 13th week against Inter Milan. Luciano Spaletti’s men lost 3-2 at the Giuseppe Meazza.

Meanwhile, in the second match Napoli were only able to hold Inter Milan 1-1. Now the two teams are only one point adrift of Inter Milan in second.

2. Atalanta

5 Clubs That Beat Napoli in Italian Serie A Season 2021/2022Atalanta players celebrate a goal (football-italia.net)

In Week 16, Napoli have to face another top team Atalanta at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium. Both teams played attacking each other and ended with the visitors winning by a narrow score of 2-3. This was Napoli’s first home defeat in Serie A.

Atalanta itself is currently starting to be knocked out of the top four rankings. They sit in fifth place, and are 10 points off Napoli in third. The two will face each other again on April 3, 2022 at Atalanta.

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3. Empoli

5 Clubs That Beat Napoli in Italian Serie A Season 2021/2022Atalanta players celebrate a goal (football-italia.net)

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After losing to Atalanta, Napoli suffered successive home defeats and this time came from promoted club Empoli with a score of 0-1. As a result of this defeat they had dropped to fourth place.

Empoli became the most surprising promotion team this season. Apart from Napoli, they were also able to beat Juventus and Fiorentina. Currently, they are sitting in 13th place.

4. Spezia

5 Clubs That Beat Napoli in Italian Serie A Season 2021/2022Spezia’s players celebrate a goal. (rai.it)

The defeats to Atalanta and Empoli really made Napoli’s performance begin to falter. In the 19th week they again lost to a mediocre team, Spezia with a score of 0-1. It was their third loss at home.

This defeat was quite embarrassing because Spezia was stuck in 17th place at that time. However, this is also a turning point for Napoli. They are then unbeaten in the next eight matches with a score of 5 wins and 3 draws.

5. AC Milan

5 Clubs That Beat Napoli in Italian Serie A Season 2021/2022Olivier Giroud celebrates goal (acmilan.com)

Week 28 will be the battle for the top of the standings between Napoli and AC Milan. Playing at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, both teams played equally insistently. However, Dewi Fortuna sided with AC Milan through Olivier Giroud’s single goal.

As a result of this defeat Napoli had to drop to third place, and is now three points away from AC Milan at the top of the standings. This is also an arena for AC Milan’s revenge after Napoli won the first meeting at the San Siro.

Napoli became the club with the most defeats among the top three teams. They must immediately improve their performance at home if they do not want to lose the chance to win. With 10 games remaining, consistency is a fixed price.

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