Napoli fixtures 2023/24 season: All Victor Osimhen’s opponents

Napoli fixtures 2023/24 season: All Victor Osimhen’s opponents
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Napoli fixtures are out, and the Serie A champions of the 2022/23 season are raring to go. The Serie A kicks off this weekend, and all the other teams in the top league have plans to nullify the threat posed by Napoli.

The Italian top league is ranked number three in Europe by UEFA. It makes Napoli’s achievement a mean feat. Serie A was well-represented in the UEFA Champions League last season, with three teams reaching the quarter-finals. Two made it to the semi-final, and one to the final.

Despite their brilliance in the league, Napoli faltered in the quarter-final, losing 2-1 on aggregate to fellow Italian side AC Milan. The latter stages of the season saw choked Napoli fixtures.

The Partenopei wants to repeat last season's feat where they trumped all comers to win the league. Following their fantastic performance last term, all eyes will be on the Victor Osimhen-led squad. Before we navigate through Napoli fixtures, let us look at their challengers.

Key matches – head-to-head

Victor Osimhen celebrates with teammates in pre-season
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Napoli fixtures last season were lined with traditional landmines, but they had to be in imperial form to overcome them. Two seasons ago, the Partenopei came close to winning the Lega Serie A but faltered in the closing stages. They rectified the errors in the 2022/23 season.

In the run-up to their all-conquering title conquest, they beat their main opposition at least once. With AC Milan, Inter Milan (league winners in the past two seasons), Juventus and AS Roma (the teams pundits believed would give them a run for their money), Napoli excelled.

Early in the season, Napoli beat AC Milan 2-1 at the San Siro. In the Diego Armando Maradona stadium Napoli lost 4-0. The Rossoneri pummeled the Partenopei at the Diego Armando Maradon stadium.

The side did a double over AS Roma and Juventus. They lost their first league tie to Inter Milan 1-0 but repaid them in kind with a 3-1 thrashing at home.

AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus will still be a threat to Napoli retaining their title.

Manager change

Rudi Garcia will look to win most of his Napoli fixtures
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Following their Serie A title win last season, Luciano Spalletti indicated his desire to quit the club. A new manager – Rudi Garcia, is now at the helm, and he will scrutinise Napoli fixtures carefully ahead of the season kickoff this weekend.

Last season’s performance

Victor Osimhen and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia started their goal-scoring form early in the season.

Osimhen and Kvaratskhelia scored in their opening game against Hellas Verona, as they made their title intentions known.

A 15-game unbeaten run was halted by Inter Milan in January. They would then go on an eight-game winning run before falling at home to Lazio.

In the remainder of the Napoli fixtures, the Partenopei saw their form dip as they dropped points with two losses (AC Milan and Monza) and three draws (Hellas Verona, Salernitana, Udinese and Bologna) to finish the season.

Fixtures

AUGUST

Saturday 19 Frosinone vs Napoli
Sunday 27 Napoli vs Sassuolo

SEPTEMBER

Saturday 2 Napoli vs Lazio
Saturday 16 Genoa vs Napoli
Sunday 24 Bologna vs Napoli
Wednesday 27 Napoli vs Udinese

OCTOBER

Sunday 1 Lecce vs Napoli
Sunday 8 Napoli vs Fiorentina
Sunday 22 Hellas Verona vs Napoli
Sunday 29 Napoli vs AC Milan

NOVEMBER

Monday 6 Salernitana vs Napoli
Sunday 12 Napoli vs Empoli
Sunday 26 Atalanta vs Napoli

DECEMBER

Sunday 3 Napoli vs Inter Milan
Sunday 10 Juventus vs Napoli
Sunday 17 Napoli vs Cagliari
Saturday 23 AS Roma vs Napoli
Saturday 30 Napoli vs Monza

JANUARY

Sunday 7 Torino vs Napoli
Sunday 14 Napoli vs Salernitana
Sunday 21 Sassuolo vs Napoli
Sunday 28 Lazio vs Napoli
Sunday 7 Torino vs Napoli

FEBRUARY

Sunday 4 Napoli vs Hellas Verona
Sunday 11 AC Milan vs Napoli
Sunday 18 Napoli vs Genoa
Sunday 25 Cagliari vs Napoli

MARCH

Sunday 3 Napoli vs Juventus
Sunday 10 Napoli vs Torino
Sunday 17 Inter Milan vs Napoli
Saturday 30 Napoli vs Atalanta

APRIL

Sunday 7 Monza vs Napoli
Sunday 14 Napoli vs Frosinone
Sunday 21 Empoli vs Napoli
Sunday 28 Napoli vs AS Roma

MAY

Sunday 5 Udinese vs Napoli
Sunday 12 Napoli vs Bologna
Sunday 19 Fiorentina vs Napoli
Sunday 26 Napoli vs Lecce

Can Napoli win the league this season?

Victor Osimhen is key to winning Napoli most fixtures
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Napoli fixtures for the 2023/24 season see the Partenopei start the season with an away tie against Frosinone this weekend. They then host one of their difficult opponents in Week three – Lazio.

It is a fairly straightforward run for the defending champions until December. Napoli fixtures in December will see the Partenopei have an arduous run. They will be on the road to Juventus and AS Roma while they host Inter Milan and Monza (two teams they lost to last season).

Napoli retained their star players, but the summer transfer window is not over. The arrival of a new coach means adjusting to a different philosophy. It might work against them, but if they can key into Rudi Garcia’s ideas, then they could retain their title.

Inter Milan and AC Milan remain their biggest challengers for the title.

This article was most recently revised and updated 9 months ago

Chooka Izuegbuna is a Sports Journalist with 20 years of experience in print, TV and Radio. He has worked with some of the top media houses in Nigeria, including NTA Network, Channels TV, TVC, Silverbird TV and MITV. Chooka broke his sports reporting teeth with The Game Football Weekly in 2003 as a cartoonist and reporter. Chooka has a passion for football and has been a fan of Enugu Rangers (over 30 years) and Real Madrid (Since 1996).