Osimhen continues hot streak, nets brace to lead Napoli top of Serie A

Osimhen continues hot streak, nets brace to lead Napoli top of Serie A

Nigerian forward, Victor Osimhen has kept up his hot streak in front of goal; scoring twice in an impressive 4-0 away crushing of Sampdoria on Thursday, September 23, 2021.

Napoli reclaimed top spot in Serie A as in-form Osimhen led them to their fifth consecutive league victory.

Luciano Spalletti’s side are two points clear of Inter Milan and AC Milan with a perfect 15 points; scoring 14 goals and conceding two in their five games. Osimhen’s cushioned volley put the visitors ahead after 10 minutes at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris; before two good saves from David Ospina denied Sampdoria an equaliser.

However, Napoli pulled clear through an arrowed Fabian Ruiz strike before the break; with explosive strikes from Osimhen and Piotr Zielinski completing the rout.

Osimhen, who had enough opportunities to score a hat-trick, took his tally to five goals in five games in all competitions; as the Partenopei continued to make an early statement about their title credentials.

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Speaking after the game, Spalletti said: ‘It was a good result today. But Sampdoria caused us problems in the first half.

“Where we deserve credit is for hanging in there, resisting the pressure and then finishing our chances well.

“Ospina did really well in goal during the first half, as Sampdoria pounced on us from the start. But that left huge gaps behind their defence, and in those situations, Osimhen is devastating.

“When the game is not going well, you have to try to get something from the individuals. That’s what we did.”



Source: NAN

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