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Osimhen Sent Off, Ebuehi Debuts In Napoli’s Home Win vs Venezia 

Osimhen Sent Off, Ebuehi Debuts In Napoli’s Home Win vs Venezia 

Victor Osimhen had a nightmare start to the Serie A new campaign as he was sent off for punching an opponent but Napoli managed to secure a 2-0 win against new comers Venezia, Completesports.com reports.

Tyronne Ebuehi who joined Venezia on loan featured from the start before going off in the 51st minute.

Ebuehi’s Nigerian teammate David Okereke was not included in Venezia’s matchday squad as he is yet to be cleared after his transfer.

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Osimhen had a promising start to the game as he twice harassed the Venezia goalkeeper and defence into early errors with his pressing.

But in the 23rd minute he was a bit too aggressive when shoving Venezia defender Daan Heymans as they tussled on a corner and the referee opted for a straight red card, considering it to be a punch.

There was even more trouble for Napoli, as Piotr Zielinski pulled up by himself with a suspected thigh strain.

Napoli thought they had found the breakthrough on 57 minutes when Mattia Caldara clumsily used his arm to block a Mario Rui cross in the box. 

Lorenzo Insigne stepped up, but tried to lob his penalty into the far top corner, missing the target entirely.

However, Napoli opened scoring on 62 minutes from the penalty spot after Pietro Ceccaroni used his arm to charge down Giovanni Di Lorenzo cross in the area and this time Insigne kept it simple, sending Maenpaa the wrong way.

And in the 73rd minute Napoli doubled their lead with a well-worked move between Hirving Lozano and Insigne, but Ceccaroni’s interception only went as far as Eljif Elmas, who slotted home.

By James Agberebi 

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  • Jones 3 years ago

    Osimhen was very unlucky,he shouldn’t have shoved the player like that even tho he was dragging Osimhen’s shirt…Ebuehi wasn’t fantastic today…but it was his debut in a top league so we can cut him some slack….he will keep improving as the time goes this season

  • Michel 3 years ago

    This is the kind of match u expect osimehn to be getting a hatrick or a brace but he got a red card instead,he will miss the next game and the coach might decide to start him from the bench in subsequent matches,he needs to be careful this time around because he was excused for the injury and covid problems he had last season.i want to see him score upto 20 goals a season,simy nwankwo got close to 29 goals with a less than average team , imagine how many he will score with a team like Napoli that will provide better service.

    • Sean T 3 years ago

      @Michel Don’t forget tap in and penalty na hin plenty pass o. Moreso he is the star of the team. All pass goes to him to score. If Osimhen is given such chance in his team, he will score more than 20 definitely

  • Lord AMO 3 years ago

    Man in 20 minutes or so of action i can tell you that VO9 has already improved his shooting accuracy and power, his positional play and also his aggression. Unfortunately that last part got the better of him. He’ll be fine but does need to calm down some. I made this very statement sometime last year when i said he needs to relax a bit with the refs. Was it an aggressive movement of hands? Yes. Was it really a red card? No. But these refs will try to teach you a lesson whenever they can and I think that’s what’s happened here.

    Anyways, i hope he’s learned from this. We move!

  • Sean T 3 years ago

    Osimhen you broke my heart with the silly red card you got. Man you got to be taken it easy. Rather commit defenders to get the match order instead of the other way round. Now you messed up your chance of scoring in that match and the next match. What an I’ll luck. You need to always control your temper Osigoal. This nobi street football ooo

  • Ako AMADI 3 years ago

    Osimhen should never have gone to play football in Italy. The marking is too cynical and referees appear to be controlled by the Mafia

  • Osimhen needs to be more mature in games like this. He shouldn’t be so easily provoked. He needs to understand that he will be a marked man in games and opposing players will do anything to stop him from scoring. He disappointed his club, teammates and fans in this game. I hope he learns from this experience and behave more maturely in subsequent games.
    Welcome to the serie A Tyronne Ebuehi, your team has it all to do if your going to stay up at the end of the season.

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