Hang on Naples: Osimhen inspires Napoli to a crucial victory in the Serie A

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has once again provided an inspirational performance to help Napoli hang on in the fierce race for a Champions League spot.

Gennaro Gattuso’s men earned a crucial away victory over Spezia on Saturday afternoon, continuing their quest for a place in the top four, with a comprehensive 4-1 win.

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Having helped the Partenopei secure an all-important point in their 1-1 draw against Cagliari last week Sunday, Victor has once again has proven to be the architect of every good act of Napoli.

The 22-year-old Nigerian scored a brace and provided an assist in the highly entertaining game. Napoli started the game by mounting immense pressure on the host.

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It soon paid off after Zielinski opened scoring in the 15th minute following a Giovanni Di Lorenzo assist. Less than ten minutes later, Zielinski sent Osimhen through on goal and he made no mistake. The powerful striker got his second goal just before half time.

Osimhen celebrates with Napoli teammates after their 4-1 victory over Spezia in Serie A
Osimhen celebrates with Napoli teammates after their 4-1 victory over Spezia in Serie A

Piccoli scored a consolation for the hosts after the break to make it 3-1. With ten minutes left, Osimhen was found behind the defence and teed up Lozano to make it four and confirm the victory.

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