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Europa: Iheanacho Bags Assist, Ndidi Sent Off As Osimhen’s Brace Rescues Point For Napoli At Leicester

Europa: Iheanacho Bags Assist, Ndidi Sent Off As Osimhen’s Brace Rescues Point For Napoli At Leicester 

Victor Osimhen emerged the hero as his brace saw Napoli come from 2-0 down to hold Leicester City to a 2-2 draw, at the King Power stadium in Thursday’s Europa League Group C clash, Completesports.com reports.

Also in action for Leicester were Osimhen’s Super Eagles teammates Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi.


While Iheanacho set up Leicester’s second goal, Ndidi was sent off in added time.

The Foxes took the lead in the 9th minute through Ayoze Perez.

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In the 64th minute Leicester doubled their lead thanks to Harvey Barnes off Iheanacho’s assist.

Osimhen then began the fightback for Napoli as he pulled a goal back in the 69th minute.

And with three minutes left Osimhen completed the fightback as he struck to make it 2-2.

And in the 93rd minute Ndidi was sent off after receiving his second yellow card.

At Ibrox, reigning Scottish Premiership champions Rangers lost 2-0 to Ligue 1 outfit Lyon in Group A.

Leon Balogun and Joe Aribo featured for Steven Gerrard’s side. Aribo was replaced on 76 minutes for Zambia’s Fashion Sakala.

In other results, Sparta Prague held home team Brondby to a goalless draw, Monaco pipped Sturm Graz 1-0 in France, in Holland PSV played 2-2 with Real Sociedad, in Germany Frankfurt and Fenerbahce settled for a 1-1 draw and Olympiacos edged visiting Antwerp 2-1.

By James Agberebi

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  • Please, when did Iheanacho bag a brace? Did I watch a parallel match?

  • walking 1 month ago

    Headline contradicting context.

    This is poor.

    Anyways, Oshimen would have bagged upto four goals or more, if he had teammates that respect his No.9 shirt.
    I see a more deadly and threatening Oshimen, if only his teammates can trust him.

    Weldone, Nacho.
    Nidid was quite unfortunate to have been sent off.

    • Nothing wrong with the headline only that you read it upside down. Headline says Iheanacho bags assist not brace , Osimhen’s brace rescues point

      • Ikeben 1 month ago

        Headline has been corrected now, formerly read Iheanacho bags brace. Every body cannot be wrong.

  • I tire oooo which brace did iheanacho bag or do you mean he bagged a brace of assists which will also be false.
    Complete sports please edit your articles before releasing them.
    Now to the matter at hand. I just want to say that for a player or team, there is nothing more frustrating in the game of football than knowing you will be facing a dangerous player (opponent) and there is nothing you can do to stop him. So you will just be going through the motions of the game but in the back of your mind you will know that the player can strike at any moment and when he does it will be even more frustrating.
    Osimhen did that to Leicester city today. I guess the number of players who respect and are wary of him has increased. Two well taken goals. A well deserved away point. Napoli’s man of the match.
    Mehn Ndidi was a warrior today, too bad about the red card. Leicester dont have a replacement for him. They will seriously miss him.
    Decent performance from iheanacho, smart passes, doesn’t have the aggressiveness and acceleration of osimhen but still he is very useful in that Leicester team. Plays better with an Osimhen or vardy like player ahead of him.
    All round good performance by Nigerian players in this game.
    Onuachu won it for his team, guy is keeping up with other Nigerian strikers in Europe.

    • @Sportfan Its a Joy to watch hence I said a few weeks back. This is Nigerias X Factor Generation star studded squad much like Ivory Coast had and senegal has as well. We are right up there quality wise. Thats why I always get so frustrated with Rohr when he doesn’t give the likes of Osi Bobo, Ndidi, Iheanacho and co the credit they deserve in pre match conferences for SE. Oh and Watch out for Samuel Chukwueze when he is back from Injury you will be blown away. Na me talk am now.

  • Osimhen is a modern day centre forward…….He is all round and he never gets tired of chasing the ball……His pace makes him arrive first at every delivery…… Osimhen will do great things in Europe because he is still very young……I think Nigeria and Napoli should use him the way Christoph Galtha used him in Lille…… Simple trust his movement and body language……when he makes the move just play the ball into the available space and he will be the first to arrive there…… Don’t bother how or if he will get to the ball because he plays like a lion running to wherever meat is thrown at…….. Don’t worry if he will use the ball well when he gets to it because he is technically gifted for a guy of his height and weight class which makes it easy for him to use his footwork to great effect…….He needs to sharpen his finishing Abit to make all the chances his pace and urge will fetch for him count too.

  • Abdul handsy 1 month ago

    What a match not to miss! Had to plead to my wife to go out and watch the match as there was no light…

    Was just nervous for Osimehn to open his season’s goal-account and I didn’t care even if it was to start off Serie A and it was worth it at the end.

    Well done Osimehn, Iheanacho, Ndidi and not forgetting Lookman who came and performed decently too. It was unfortunate for Ndidi for the red card. Also noticed that he was being over-used, perhaps, the red card was a blessing in disguise as he needs some rest. He plays 90mins in almost all the matches.

    Osimehn could do better in the 1st half but at the end it was joy watching him scoring two goals in England. I still remember that the last time he visited England he scored too vs chelsea. Marking Osimehn being central defender for 90m is very difficult…

    Congratulations to onuachu as well… Una good-night.

    • Tope Adeola 1 month ago

      This is so first match in England. Lilly vs Chelsea was in France.

  • baddest 1 month ago

    but I noticed that insigne do not like passing d ball to osimhen, probably he doesn’t want him to take all the shine

    • walking 1 month ago

      Off course.
      Tactical substitution from Spalleti, if not dem no go smell one goal.

      Always shooting at any course he has, which is been selfish

      Insigne is selfish and proud

    • pompei 1 month ago

      Baddest, na wetin we dey see be dat ooo. We don beg broda Insigne taya, broda no gree. Insigne wants to win ballon d’or and highest scorer this season. So sorry guys, no passes for Osimhen!

      • Sean T 1 month ago

        That Bros na idiot. I just pray make 1 premiership club sign him and he can continue his stupid selfishness there. I trust English fans. Dem go drag him so tey hin pant go tear. As good as he his na that hin nonsense selfishness dey kill his game. Why e no dey do that nonsense for hin national team at the Euros maybe the Coach no go 4get him for Bench. Every single opportunity na to dey lash shot. Anywhere wey belle face whether e enter or not. Useless Captain

  • Osimhen is a fighter. This guy is very energetic and fight his way for goals.
    If you watched him this guy juggled the ball in the air twice, dodging players
    to score that goal. The only guy on napoli putting in work. That goal reminded me
    what he did against Cape Verde. Osimhen dunked on Soyuncu, guy got hang time

  • Ayphillydegreat 1 month ago

    Osimhen, Iheanacho, Ndidi. Three very important players for the SuperEagles. I hope Chukwueze returns to action soon. Those 4 are the spine of this current SuperEagles. I know we’ve already qualified for the final playoffs of the WorldCup qualifiers we just have to play those games first. The AFCON can’t come soon enough.

    SuperEagles 11 based on midweek European matches and current season overall.


    Sanusi, Ekong, Balogun, Aina

    Ndidi, Arribo, Iwobi

    Ejuke, Osimhen, Iheanacho

    A fit Chukwueze may drop Ejuke to the bench, but he’s gotta be in the squad. This may lead to one or two casualties among Kalu, Simon, Onyekuru and captain Musa. As well as Lookman if he’s eventually cleared before the AFCON. That’s the competition we need. Since a relatively second string team secured a victory away I’m sure whoever makes the SuperEagles bench will make an impact when needed. #FLY LIKE AN EAGLE INTO THE FUTURE#

    • Sean T 1 month ago

      Ejuke don’t play from the right wing where Chukwueze does. If i were to decide SE front 4. It will be Osimhen, Iheanacho at his best only, as he sometimes disappoint then Chukwueze and Ejuke. If truth is to be told, Ejuke is an upgrade of Samuel Kalu and Moses Simon. No disrespect to Simon but the guy haven’t been impressive in the SE attack for a long time now. If Lookman later join the Eagles, he can be direct sub for Ejuke. Also i still believe we don’t have replacement for Chukwueze yet. Unless this guy Danjuma switch to Nigeria. Dem Onyekuru and some of SE fringe wingers are just average players to be sincere

      • Chima E Samuels 1 month ago

        We don’t need Danjuma. Ejuke, Kalu and Marcus are better players. A few goals he’s scored shouldn’t make us to create confusion with our better players.

    • Chima E Samuels 1 month ago

      If I were the coach of this team minus the goalkeeper I will stand against any team. It’s high time we put out scout to get our No1 goalie until Okoye comes off age.

  • I just couldn’t stop laughing,when the English commentator said Osimene could spend days in the air, after heading in that second goal. Big congrats to the lads; OSIMENEGOALS, Nacho man, Warlord Ndidi, bomber Lookman, Onuachu d goal demon, General Balogun, Ariball boboyen etc… You all doing us proud.

    • Nigeria at “war” with itself. It’s the only kind of war I like!

    • Chima E Samuels 1 month ago

      Glory so with all these potentials you see can’t this team win a major trophy? It’s high time we look ahead of qualifying early talk and prepare to win the tournament itself everyone must believe this and work towards it. Time is passing some nations have won it like play like play make we self force wether NFF pay or whatever the players too should be hungry because they have the potentials.

      • @Chima Samuel, YOU know what?, I keep quiet at some of your comments n many others here seeing that you never always objective in your discuss. I have decided not to be wasting my precious time engaging in arguments that lacks sincerity, objectivity etc, but just all mere ego driven. All such arguments are bound to denegerate to the very low of name calling, insults etc. And everytime I find myself using such hurting words here, it always impact negatively on my conscience consequent of my faith( BELIEVER IN JESUS CHRIST, BOTH IN ACTION N IN WORDS).

      • NOW Chima Samuel, can you be objective enough to tell the house, how a nation having the strongest military men comparatively,can go to war without tools, without planning, on hungry stomach, without pay for months against another country that though having less stronger military men but with everything they require. Who amongst these two set should be more confident to win n who should be more demoralised? This is where objectivity in reasoning comes to play, Otherwise, we will just be engaging in market women arguments on here n pls brodaman, I ain’t wasting my time for that. We have talents to rule the world of football but maladministration, corruption, foolishness, empty talking etc will make that ever so difficult.

    • That leap was Ronaldo-esque!

  • Uzu samson 1 month ago

    Kudos to our nigerian boys but felt sad dat one of dem were red carded. Osihmen is one of the best no9 in the world

  • Again to point out that lack of objectivity, you keep criticising Rohr albeit unfairly though. Is Rohr’s employment as SE coach, not a product of NIGERIA’S ALA NFF MALADMINISTRATION, CORRUPTION, MISMANAGEMENT N ALL WHAT NOT? . So why will a wiseman keep attacking the leaf of a corrupt tree. A leaf that has managed to stay green despite tree being corrupted from down the root. What the wise will do, is APPRECIATE that leaf that managed stay green from an already dying tree and that is the position of most of Rohr’s supporter. THIS IS JUST BEING REALISTIC N NOT BEING SHADOW CHASING. ITS GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH NOT THINKING BIG BECAUSE THAT EMPTY WAY OF THINKING BIG IS WHAT HAS MADE NIGERIA A CRAWLING BABY GIANT. SMALLER COUNTRIES WITH REALISTIC MINDSET, HAVE WITH GOOD PLANS/ MANAGEMENT, MADE NIGERIANS/NIGERIA LOOK LIKE MERE DREAMERS. WE HAVE BECOME LIKE THE BIBLICAL CURSED GENERATION EVER SEEKING FOR MIRACLES IN EVERY SPHERE OF THE NIGERIAN LIFE, WHEN SIMPLE PLANNING/GOOD ADMINISTRATION DEVOID OF CORRUPTION WILL TAKE US TO THE VERY HEIGHT WE TRULY BELONG.