Thousands of joyous Napoli supporters greeted the team early Monday as they returned from their victory over Juventus, which brought the prospect of a historic Serie A title within touching distance.
Napoli’s 1-0 triumph at Juventus on Sunday left them 17 points clear at the top of the table.
To be crowned champions for the first time since 1990 this weekend, Napoli will have to beat regional rivals Salernitana on Saturday, and will need Inter Milan to avoid a home defeat by Lazio on Sunday.
Despite touching ground at the Capodichino military airport at around 2.20 am in the early hours of Monday morning, an estimated 10,000 supporters were in attendance to celebrate with the Napoli players.
Four more points will mathematically guarantee the Scudetto for the Partenopei, however if Luciano Spaletti’s side beat Salernitana on Saturday and Lazio fail to beat Inter, the title will be theirs this weekend.