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Osimhen Bags 9th League Goal, Success Provides Assist As Napoli Edge Udinese To Go 11 Points Clear

Osimhen Bags 9th League Goal, Success Provides Assist As Napoli Edge Udinese To Go 11 Points Clear

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen continued his superb form in front of goal, as he netted again in Napoli’s hard fought 3-2 home win against Udinese in Saturday’s Serie A game, Completesports.com reports.

Also in action was Isaac Success who came on in the 26th minute for the injured Gerard Deulofeu.

Osimhen has now scored his ninth goal for Napoli in the Italian topflight this season.

Also, he has now scored seven goals in his last six league appearances.

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The win means Napoli, on 41 points, are 11 points above second place Lazio after playing 15 games.

Osimhen opened the scoring for Napoli in the 15th minute after rising highest to nod in Eljif Elmas cross.

In the 31st minute Piotr Zielinski made it 2-0 with Osimhen involve in the build up to the goal.

The Super Eagles star’s back-heel flick found Chucky Lozano, whose slide-rule pass found Zielinski on the edge of the area for a right-foot curler into the top corner.

Napoli added a third on 58 minutes off a counter-attack. Cameroon midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa spread the play down the left for Elmas, who cut inside to beat Marco Silvestri at the near post.

With eleven minutes left Udinese pulled a goal back when Success chested down the ball for an Ilija Nestorovski half-volley.

In the 82nd minute it was 3-2, as Lazar Samardzic robbed Kim Min-jae and surged forward to blast low into the far bottom corner.

But any hope of a comeback was snuffed out as Napoli held on to secure the win and the three points.

Osimhen will hope to carry his scoring form into next Thursday’s international friendly game when 2022 World Cup-bound Portugal host the Eagles.

By James Agberebi


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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 11
  • MONKEY POST 2 years ago

    It would have been 10 or 11 GOALS now if BABA dey CONFIDENTLY step up for PENALTY…

  • Shuma 2 years ago

    Osimhen thriving outside of the premier league and it should stay that way. Osimhen has to win a trophy this season. Champions league, serie a, coppa italia, super coppa, something. Osimhen now has 9 goals, he is easily gonna beat his record high of 14 and should have at least 20 at the end of the season. Now all the teams want him, if he goes to real madrid it should be easy to win trophies. This guy currently the leading goal scorer for serie a. He should only be getting better since he is not in the world cup squad, he has time to rest. Osimhen needs to work on building muscle because he gets injured easily and is made out of glass like Neymar. When he is getting stronger he will be able to withstand injuries better.

    Its crazy. Mertens, Ruiz and Insigne left and people here will still say he is not getting supplied or people being selfish. This team is currently in 1st place. Stop babying Osimhen

    • MAJOR FLEX 2 years ago

      This lad and his wrongful criticism of osimhen. then, he said osimhen was shit, now he has cooled down sincr osimhen is leading the goal scoring chat, soon you’d look for words to say and won’t find them. If you had said ‘osimhen needs to work on his long range activities or efforts’ i would believe that actually watch Napoli play, but you say he should build muscles, so that he wouldld slow down? After all he bullies defenders like kids already, aren’t please there more important things to work on?

      • MAJOR FLEX 2 years ago

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        This lad and his wrongful criticism of osimhen. then, he said osimhen was shit, now he has cooled down since osimhen is leading the goal scoring chat, soon you’d look for words to say and won’t find them. If you had said that ‘osimhen needs to work on his long range activities or efforts’ i would believe that you actually watch Napoli play, but you say he should build muscles, so that he would slow down? After all he bullies defenders like kids already, aren’t there more important things to work on first?

      • Golden Child 2 years ago

        @Major Flex, I do not think he watches the Italian league. Osimhen has an athletic build with lean muscles. He is able to bully defenders easily. The perfect striker.

      • Shuma 2 years ago

        Well one thing I know is you’re a dick eater. For you to follow my journey here at all times means you have no life like always.

        You are a fanboy ill give you that. Because it seems you have to think a player is the best at all times even when they’re bad. That there is no room for improvement. If you think that, then you are not good at analyzing players. You are supposed to talk about them when they are doing good or bad. Not only when you see good

        I analyze players no matter how good or bad. From club moves to how they play on the field. I did it with Awoniyi when he was shining in the bundesliga to now being shit in the premier league. I dont be up these super eagles ass and give false reports. Players always have room for improvements. I criticize players, thats what the website is for. If you want this to be a Ronaldo vs Messi or a Messi fanboy site where a player is good no matter what, even when they are bad, go ahead a create your own fanboy website, derlick.

        • MAJOR FLEX 2 years ago

          The mistakes they always do, come at FLEX with insults. your criticism is like that of a toddler, i have given you emphasis, what you should have pointed out, but daftness won’t let you see them. Its not compulsory to criticize or open your mouth, if you have nothing to say, be quiet, so you don’t sound like a fool. There is no fanboyism here, its just me seeing the reality and pointing it out, even though if i was a fanboy, my country man?i can’t be a fan of my brother from another mother doing us proud? are you sane?
          You criticize those who said his teammates are still greedy, did you count the amount of runs he made today alone that were not met with passes? or you just checked stats and ran to complete sports to type crap. In his time at Charleroi and lille, he didn’t break any bone, but at Napoli just one dislocation and a fractured chin, you say he is made of glass, was it not son that just fractured his? He son made of glass too? So you are just going to throw unluckiness aside and call a player glass so that you can sound like an analyst. Lukaku that has the physique you are talking about, how many times has he kicked a ball this season? And yeah man, i am busy, let me not say some things i am busy with here, you will really offensed

  • Owusu 2 years ago

    I have information that oshimen is family tree has root from Ghana Sekondi area .
    Details later.

    • Edoman 2 years ago

      Thats okay. The Sekondi people in Ghana were from Edo people in present day Nigeria. Since Osimhen is from Edo proper, you can therefore connect him to Sekondi in Ghana, it is far-fetched though. That is why l said, it is okay. Even you owusu, your descendent came from Edo, in southern Nigeria. This is not a theory but an historical fact.

  • obest 2 years ago

    Foolish owusu,Can anything good come out of Sekondi area?The answer is NO.Your weak Ghanian team is Going to the world cup with no striker that has scored 5goals in the top five leagues in Europe this season.Disaster awaits your team in Qatar.

  • Owusu@ I am thinking it . Lol

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