Napoli defeated Sampdoria 4-2 at the Stadio Ferraris on Sunday evening in the final round of the Serie A season.
The Partenopei came into the game seeking a victory in order to set themselves up for a second place finish. However, Roma commanded that automatic UEFA Champions League Spot and the Giallorossi’s 3-2 win against Genoa meant Napoli’s victory meant nothing.
Even with the third place finish, Napoli completed an incredible season on Sunday. The Azzurri finished with 86 points, which are the most in club history. The club also finished as the top-scoring team in the league with 94 goals. Dries Mertens scored 28 league goals and finished second in the ‘capocannoniere‘ race. Mertens, captain Marek Hamsik, Lorenzo Insigne and Jose Callejon all scored to end their great season.
The third place side will now look to Champions League qualifying as it attempts to reach the group stage. However, for the time being, let’s look at three key things we learned after Napoli’s win against Sampdoria.