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Europa League: Osimhen On Target Again For Napoli; Aribo, Balogun, Bassey In Action Rangers

Europa League: Osimhen On Target Again For Napoli; Aribo, Balogun, Bassey In Action Rangers

Victor Osimhen continued his impressive scoring form for Napoli as they suffered a 3-2 home defeat against Russian club Spartak Moscow in a Europa League Group C ckash on Thursday night.

Osimhen started the game on the bench and replaced Andre Petagna after the break.


The Nigeria international scored Napoli’s second goal deep into stoppage time.

The 22-year-old has now scored three goals in two appearances in the competition for Luciano Spalleti’s side this season.

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He has also now scored seven goals in his last five games for Napoli

Former Nigeria international Victor Moses was in action for Sparta Moscow in the game.

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Moses featured for 90 minutes.

At the General Ceska Arena, Leon Balogun, Joe Aribo and Calvin Bassey were all in action in Rangers’ 1-0 defeat to Sparta Prague.

Balogun and Bassey featured for 90 minutes, while Aribo was replaced by John Lundstram 13 minutes from time.

Rangers are winless in Group A after losing their opening game 2-0 to Olympic Lyon.

In a Group D encounter, Henry Onyekuru put up an impressive performance as Greek club Olympiacos thrashed their host Fenerbahce 3-0.

Onyekuru was replaced by Cameroon midfielder Pierre Malong in 64th minute.

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  • Ndubest 3 weeks ago

    Ride on boy!

  • Wow Ndidi is so important to a squad see how Leicester defence were in shambles because he was missing. Kelechi was also sorely missed for Leicester in attack. I hope Rohr took notes as to Ndidi’s importance to a squad the next time he decides to leave him out for so called experiment sake.

    The less said about the Napoli game the better

  • What happened to Napoli tonight. I can understand Leicester losing because no ndidi and iheanacho but what happened to napoli to make them lose at home. I didn’t watch the match but I can see Osimhen didn’t stArt. Is the coach trying to say he is not placing priority on the Europa league and wants to concentrate on the scudetto hmm time will tell.
    Anyway, congratulations to Osimhen for scoring another goal.

    • Emecco 3 weeks ago

      @Sports Fan, Napoli had a man sent off as early as the 29th minute, I feel this destabilised their game plan.

    • Fire Man 3 weeks ago

      @Sportsfan Osimhen needed a rest as he’s Napoli’s most important player. You’re right that Scudetto is priority but Europa is also a major target. That’s why Spalletti had him on the bench to come to the rescue if needed. And Osimhen almost saved Napoli once again.

  • @Sportfan Yes that is what the coach is trying to say I am just happy Osimhen scored because i think that Goal sort of saved face for an otherwise lethargic performance it is sort of clear they were saving themselves for Fiorentina. The positive from that game from a Naija perspective is Victor Moses he was immense for Spartak Moscow

  • Thank you all for your responses but seriously can Napoli win anything this season when all their sights are focused on one striker (Osimhen). What happens if he needs a rest or goes for national duty or God forbid he gets injured. What will they do then?

  • Ayphillydegreat 3 weeks ago

    Awoniyi too was on Target for Union Berlin in the Conference league against Macabi today. Osimhen has now got 7 goals so far, Onuachu 8 goals, Awoniyi with 5 makes him and Osimhen Nigeria’s top scorers in the top 5 leagues. It’s still early days in the season, but our boys are fired up to return the SuperEagles to the glory days.

  • The coach gotta take the fall for this. With Leicester city he played a strong lineup.
    Now he underestimates Spartak Moscow and play mostly his bench. I don’t know if he is trying to focus on the serie a title, but there is nothing wrong with being competitive in both.

    Osimhen scored in additional time which proves he is clutch when you need a goal. 7 goals in 5 games including 3 in the europa league. The coach used 5 substitutes, 2 at halftime. And got one player with a red. When a team gets a red card they are harder to beat.