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Osimhen Caged Again As Napoli Slip Up In Title Race After Home Loss To Milan

Osimhen Caged Again As Napoli Slip Up In Title Race After Home Loss To Milan

Victor Osimhen fired blanks again as Napoli fell 1-0 at home to AC Milan in Sunday’s Serie A top of the table clash.

Osimhen has now failed to score in his last three games for Napoli.

He has found the back of the net seven times after 18 league games in the Serie A.

Former Arsenal and Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud netted the only goal on 49 minutes, after redirecting a wayward Davide Calabria effort to give Milan a huge victory away to Napoli in the Scudetto race.

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Osimhen went close to getting on the score sheet but fired straight at Mike Maignan after a give-and-go with Giovanni Di Lorenzo.

The Super Eagles striker had another chance but forced a Maignan save at the base of the near post.

Following the defeat, Napoli still occupy third spot on 57 points in the league table.

And Milan leapfrog Serie A champions Inter Milan to first spot on 60 points after 28 games played.

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  • Four four two 7 months ago

    Napoli midfielder do not have the Midas touch and that last ball to make any sticker score.

     
  • Shuma 7 months ago

    The owner put the price tag of Osimhen at $100m. I am a fan of Osimhen, but he is way less than $100m, he is not even in double figures in scoring in the league. The highest he scored is still in lille in which he scored 11 goals in which the season ended prematurely. If he dont pass 11 goals this season, he is overpriced. Awoniyi has the highest so far in the top 5 league with 10 goals and he cost less than 10m. Osimhen is fast, athletic and hungry, but he needs to work on his finishing and his 1v1. I watched the game against barcelona in the europa league when the team got booed off. Many times he was ahead of the squad about to score and just kept on missing, shooting in a rush and giving away turnovers like 3 times in a row. He just doesn’t show up for big games and the team napoli as a whole doesn’t show up too. They had a chance to go top of the table and just settled for a draw against cagliari. He didn’t show up for inter milan game, but he tied the game against cagliari. At most he scores to tie games not to finish it. So this result was not a surprise, they dont do well against top teams in serie a, stats show. You cant be champions if you cant beat the top teams. They lost to inter and now ac milan.

     
    • Pamar 7 months ago

      Shut up. Were you expecting him to score 200 goals during recuperation from injury? Be patient that guy is barely postoperatiion.

       
  • Ayphillydegreat 7 months ago

    For me it seems Osimhen can’t be really prolific without playing alongside a creative Support Striker. He can do that at U17 level, but the way he plays he needs another body upfront with him if he must flourish and Napoli doesn’t have that kind of player. Maybe Martens, but he too is limited in terms of size. If you guys notice Osimhen struggles with two wingers on either side of him. In the games he performs for the SuperEagles it’s either he has Iwobi or Iheanacho upfront with him or even Musa as we saw against Sierra Leone.

    Napoli doesn’t deserve to win the Scudetto because Spalleti failed to build the team around Osimhen. Most times he’s isolated upfront just fighting with opposing defenders every time because he’s frustrated. He has already scored over 10 goals in all competitions this season therefore, on a personal level he justified his price tag. In the SuperEagles the gaffers must continue his partnership with Iheanacho against Ghana.

    In fact the only changes to our line up against Egypt should be Osimhen coming in for Awoniyi, Lookman coming in for Chukwueze if Chukwueze can’t come to the party. Otherwise he can retain his spot and Lookman come in if he falters or vise versa. Then get an adequate replacement for Ekong Lobatan. Na so Qatar prep go follow. But we must be ready for war even if it’s against Asante Kotoko or Accra Hearts of Oak 11. I can only wish my SuperEagles all the best.

     
  • Owusu 7 months ago

    We now have all the secret of super eagles …dey are super indeed …. Dey only have 7 players playing 90mins. We will show. Dem here come 25th

     
  • Coache 7 months ago

    A good player in a wrong and stupid team. What a wrong choice of club where Insigne would rather waste a pass than give it to Osimhen to score. I feel sorry for the guy.

    The whole team are not playing to support him. Nonetheless I am happy he has not allowed them to kill his passion, drive and giving 100%. In the same vein, he had neva sign for Chelsea too where midfielders don’t feed Lukaku but expect him to score. The best team is Man City who create good chances but have a fascist Pep Guardiola.

     
  • MONKEY POST 7 months ago

    OSIMEHN/IGHALO

     
  • Osimhen, Osimhen, It is really not his fault I watched a bit of that game yesterday. Yes he can make movements but a lot of the time when he is in the right position the ball is not passed to him Insigne is a terrible person towards Osimhen it is not fair. From now on Osimhen should take penalties he creates. The boy has created 5 of Insigne’s goals penalties had he been allowed to take them he would be on double figures now. Also those penalties may have given him more confidence in those particular games and he may have hit another goal in those respective games. Yesterday Insigne and Politano were exposed Osimhen was clean through and insigne chose to go wide. it is so Unfortunate