As reported earlier by this blog, lifelong SSC Napoli fan Sofia Loren (age 72) will perform a striptease if Napoli is promoted from the Italian second division into the top flight. At the time, Napoli was 5 points back of second place Genoa, also competing for the second automatic promotion place. Firmly ensconced in third place, Napoli would have to survive two harrowing playoffs to advance. But that may not be necessary.
Since we first reported this to you, Napoli has moved to 75 points (20-5-15) on the year , and have closed the gap between second and third to only 2 points with 2 matches remaining.
This week, Napoli is at home to 9th-place Lecce. Genoa is on the road to 6th-place Mantova.
Provided the teams get equal results, it then all comes down to a Napoli road trip to Genoa on the last day of the season, where a Napoli win will launch them into the top flight. The two teams drew 1-1 earlier in the season.
Ready your cameras/eye gougers.