Serie A Week 28 Schedule: Napoli vs AC Milan, the Duel of the Top Two Teams

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The schedule for Napoli vs. AC Milan will be present in the 28th week of the Italian Serie A League at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium on Monday morning, March 7, 2022. The duel of the two top teams in the Serie A standings is considered to be determining the chances in the title race this season.

Napoli are currently at the top of the Serie A standings with 57 points from 27 matches. They are only superior on goal difference from AC Milan who are in second place with the same points. Both teams are on a mission to maintain a distance of points from Inter Milan who will face caretaker Salernitana.

Inter certainly want to get out of the bad trend of four games without a win. The trend allowed city rivals AC Milan to overtake him. With ambitions of chasing a first league title since 2011, Stefano Pioli’s side certainly don’t want to waste their lead over Inter.

However, Milan also had a stumbling block. Against Napoli, they have drawn in their last two league games against weak sides like Salernitana and Udinese who are currently in 14th place.

A last-minute win at Lazio last weekend saw Napoli become the latest team to top the table. The win will give them confidence to face the match against Milan.

Barcelona’s Jordi Alba scores against Napoli during the UEFA Europa League play-off second leg at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Naples, February 25, 2022. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

Although wary, Milan is aware that it has the advantage of having a longer rest after a duel against Inter Milan in the semifinals of the Copa Italia. “We will have the necessary time to prepare for the game and recover energy, I have strong players,” Pioli said Reuters.

“Against Napoli it will be a tough game, they deserve to lead the championship this season. They are playing for the Scudetto, competing with us, Inter, Juventus and Atalanta. We have to really be at our top level,” he said.

Meanwhile, Inter can climb back up to the top of the table on Friday night if they beat Salernitana. The steps of Lautaro Martinez and his friends are also not easy. Apart from being five times without a win in all competitions, they have also failed to score in the last four matches.

The results of this week’s Serie A match are predicted to affect the title race this season. In addition to the top-level duel, Juventus tried to keep the opportunity to reduce the difference in points against Spezia. Massimiliano Allegri’s men are seven points behind Napoli and are in fourth place.

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