Following Napoli first Serie A championship in 33 years, there were wild celebrations in Naples that left one man Vincenzo Costanzo dead and more than 200 others hurt
What has been the story?
After Luciano Spalletti’s team earned a 1-1 draw away to Udinese to give them an unbeatable 16-point lead at the top of the Italian league, thousands of people went to the streets as fireworks lit up the night sky in southern Italy. Police did, however, confirm one individual had passed away from gunshot wounds, though they claimed it had nothing to do with the celebrations.
Who is Vincenzo Costanzo Napoli football fan shot dead during Scudetto celebrations
#Napoli #Scudetto La notte si tinge d’azzurro: fuochi d’artificio, caroselli, migliaia di persone per strada. Una grande festa segnata anche da incidenti con un morto per colpi d’arma da fuoco, Vincenzo Costanzo, 26 anni e numerosi feriti
Giuseppe Lisi #GR1#Napul3 pic.twitter.com/Lud8qDAG9S
— Rai Radio1 (@Radio1Rai) May 5, 2023
Ignoranter. Har ingenting med pitchningen eller Friuli att göra. Heller inte fotboll. Det var Vincenzo Costanzo, son till maffiabossen Maurizio Costanzo (D’Amico-klanen), som mördades i en maffiarelaterad uppgörelse. Upplys er. https://t.co/mA5bI2JCg8
— Thomas Wilbacher (@Wilbacher) May 5, 2023
26-year-old Vincenzo Costanzo was shot and killed by a gunshot, but police head Claudio Palomba insisted the death had “nothing to do with the celebrations” and that “the organisation worked well and the authorities kept order.”
Following the victory, 203 individuals were treated for injuries, according to medical authorities, who sent paramedi to the Naples neighbourhood of Ponticelli. Since the heyday of Diego Maradona, Napoli has not won the Serie A championship.
The First Italian Serie A championship in 33 years!
A draw against Udinese on Thursday at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in Naples, Italy, gave Napoli their first Italian “Serie A” championship in 33 years. The top scorer in Serie A, Victor Osimhen, levelled for Napoli in the 52nd minute, setting off frenzied celebrations both inside and outside the Udine stadium. With five games remaining, Napoli only needed to draw to grab a comfortable 16-point lead.
Napoli won their third Scudetto in the history of the team with the 26th goal of the campaign by the Nigerian international. After Lazio lost to Inter Milan, Luciano Spalletti’s team had a chance to win the championship on Sunday if they defeated Salernitana. However, Napoli drew 1-1 at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in Naples, delaying their chances of winning the championship this year.
The club’s first league title since 1990, when the late Diego Maradona, for whom the team’s stadium is named, propelled it to the Scudetto when it won Scudetto. Since Roma won the Serie A championship in 2001, Luciano Spalletti’s Napoli club is the first team other than Juventus, Inter Milan, and AC Milan to accomplish this feat.
This season, Napoli has held the Serie A lead from the opening after beginning the year with a 15-game unbeaten record that saw them not drop a league game until January.
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