At least not the last place. At least this. The beautiful parenthesis of Spal in Serie A cannot and must not end with the last place in the standings. Who would know of mockery and further disappointment and that, in a sense, it would dirty the beautiful memory of these three fantastic years.
Of course, the defeat against Napoli was predictable, almost obvious. It came after a still discreet performance, with Spal showing that she was combative and determined. Folded only by a simply stronger opponent. The zero points brought home, however, made Petagna and his teammates slip to the last place, even if at equal points with Brescia, as well as -8 from the salvation quota.
And to save the season and leave Serie A with a happy memory after all, you will need points in these last few bars. Now the calendar will be more favorable with several direct clashes that could restore enthusiasm to the group: in fact, from Sampdoria to Udinese, it will be important to take home some points, to leave the last square and, why not, put some pressure on the front. Of course, the hopes of salvation are now very few, but the desire not to arrive last must be there and must be great. Spal and Ferrara do not deserve it, just as this extraordinary group does not deserve it, regardless of how it ends it will still have carved a place in the club’s history.