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Osimhen Fires Blanks In 4th Consecutive Game For Napoli After Penalty Miss Vs Bologna

Osimhen Fires Blanks In 4th Consecutive Game For Napoli After Penalty Miss Vs Bologna

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen missed the chance to return to scoring form, as he missed a penalty in Napoli’s 0-0 draw at Bologna in Sunday’s Serie A game, Completesports.com reports.

Osimhen has now gone four straight games (in all competitions) without scoring for Napoli.

The last time he scored for the Serie A champions was in the 2-0 home win against Sassuolo on August 27.

Osimhen was unlucky in the first half when his strike hit the inside of the far post, with the aid of a Lukasz Skorupski fingertip.

He then wasted Napoli’s best chance to win when he fired a penalty off target in the 73rd minute.

Also he was visibly angry at Napoli coach Rudi Garcia when he was replaced in the 86th minute.

The draw leaves Napoli in seventh place on eighth points and seven points behind leaders Inter Milan.

This season Osimhen has scored three goals in five appearances in the Italian top flight.

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He was top scorer in the league last campaign with 26 goals, becoming the first-ever African to achieve the feat.

In Ligue 1, former Flying Eagles striker Akor Adams failed to score in Montpellier’s 0-0 draw at home against Rennes.

Adams, who made the starting 11, was replaced with nine minutes left to play.

It was the fourth straight game that he has failed to score, after last netting on August 19.

So far he has three goals from six league appearances for Montpellier who are 13th in six points and are winless in their last four games (two defeats, two draws).

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  • Glory 5 months ago

    The goals are coming in LARGE NUMBERS. Be ready and just give THE MOST BENEVOLENT GOD lots of praises and Glory.
    He gave you the talent and that rare talent is always there and was there again today for all to see but for some reasons the goals just didn’t happen.
    The change of gaffer just after reaching some long long awaited heights was always going to affect for some time, almost everything. Patience, belief, working together as a team will positively turn the tide. God bless Osimenegooooallls. I pray God send HIS Angels to go ahead of you to nullify every negative force and make your path clear for HIS NAME SAKE.

    • Ignatius Abo 5 months ago

      This greatly appreciate @Glory. You are always the main reason I come here to comment on Nigerian football. Tough times never last. Osimhen Simmy Sammer will definitely bounce back stronger. The goals will start raining down soon. Man dem critics will be put to shame. Even the best strikers go through dry spells.
      Heaven bless Osimhen and all deserving Super Eagles players. Heaven bless Glory and all deserving Super Eagles pundits.

  • CAIUS 5 months ago

    Good evening everyone in the house,I have been reading all your comments and post, please keep them coming. Back to business,our Son and Brother Victor Osimhen never saw the hand writing on the wall,he should have left when the ovation was very loud, there’s no doubt he is One of the finest strikers in the world today,but they are more to that,he should have followed his former coach out of the club.He should known that there are forces that never want him to succeed,forget all their cangarou hype and praises.He should not lose focus, but continue to work hard. I will continue to say it,if I were him,I would have gone to Saudi Arabia,gather all the money there for a season or two use it to buy an entire village,go back to Europe try and see if he could win a champions League medal,toward the twilight of his career go back to Saudi Arabia for more money. After all medals will not put food on your table nor take care your family. All the same I wish him luck,and may it be well with him always

  • Shuma 5 months ago

    Its the coach style, plain and simple. Its not him staying too long. Harry Kane was still scoring goals and he been with spurs for around 9 seasons. Mbappe as well. Osimhen aint no Anthony Martial, have one good season and end up useless seasons later with no improvement. Osimhen has been improving for a couple of seasons.

    The former coach Spalletti left to coach the Italian National team. And the owner decided to get a scrub of a coach who got fired from the saudi league. Not much has changed from important players of last season, only Kim. If Osimhen doesn’t improve he should leave at the end of the season.

  • pompei 5 months ago

    A 4-game dry spell is no reason to panic. Players like Messi, CR7, and other renowned strikers go thru dry spells too.
    In my opinion, Harry Kane is one of the deadliest forwards we have seen in the last decade. Yet he too went thru dry spells.
    If I recall correctly, in 2014, Harry Kane went 8 games without finding the net in the premier league. In 2021, it happened again, 6 games without a goal.
    As long as Osimhen is doing the right things and showing hunger, there is no cause for alarm. All he needs is persistence and patience.

    • Pompei the question is can they be patient and wait for hin as they were patient and wanted fir Kane, Messi etc time will tell. He needs to check hus attitude too. He got angry because he was substituted. Hmmm. I wish him speedy recovery!!!

      • pompei 5 months ago

        Yeah, getting angry with the coach for subbing him was not ok. He shouldn’t have done that.
        Not publicly anyway.

        • Ignatius Abo 5 months ago

          Thumbs up Pompeiman. He should not have reacted that way.

  • JimmyBall 5 months ago

    Osimhen is supposed to have matured to be calm enough to ice that sort of penalty deep into a game… He struck it well but pushed it too much to the outside. The goalkeeper has no chance… It’s not the first of misses for him… He needs to practise penalties more to increase his chances of success, there certain types of penalty misses that is had to forgive… Imagine Asamoah Gyang missing that crucial penalty in 2010, to Ghanaians that moment till date still hurts as it was the final kick that would advanced Ghana to the semis… I was disappointed Osimhen worked so hard throughout the game only to fluff his lines when he had the game to put to bed from 12yards!

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