Inter, AC Milan, and Napoli are locked in a three-team fight for the Scudetto, and this is the first time that three teams have been this close together at the top in almost two decades.
This is highlighted in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who note that the three teams at the top have never been this close together in points with twelve rounds to go since the 2004-05 season.
In recent seasons the Scudetto has usually been won fairly decisively, with Juventus generally fending off one or two major rivals up until the Nerazzurri toppled them to win the title in fairly decisive fashion.
This time around the Nerazzurri are locked within a couple points of AC Milan and Napoli at the top of the table, a set of circumstances which is quite unusual for the Italian top flight in recent seasons.
The Nerazzurri’s and the Rossoneri’s dropped points this weekend ensure that the teams are all in the kind of title race that has not been seen since the 2002-03 season when it went down to the wire between Inter, Juventus, and Milan.