Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen delivered yet another stunning performance for Napoli, securing a crucial goal and assist as they sealed a nail-biting victory over their Serie A counterparts, Cagliari, at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
The African Footballer of the Year 2023 dominated the match, scoring a powerful header and delivering a brilliant assist, Footballrover reports
The first half, brimming with entertainment, concluded with both teams deadlocked in a goalless draw, despite Napoli’s initial dominance.
Although chances were scarce, Napoli maintained control, pressuring Cagliari without truly testing Scuffet.
In an evenly contested game, tensions escalated towards halftime, witnessing clashes between Osimhen and Goldaniga, resulting in four yellow cards shown in the final six minutes.
Osimhen’s influence surged in the second half, turning the game in Napoli’s favor.
With 21 minutes left, a flurry of goals, including Osimhen’s precise header from a Rui assist, electrified the Maradona stadium.
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However, Cagliari swiftly responded, reducing the deficit through Pavoletti before Osimhen orchestrated Kvaratskhelia’s goal, regaining Napoli’s lead.
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Although Politano’s late goal was disallowed, Napoli secured the 2-1 win, propelling them to fourth place in Serie A.
Upcoming fixtures include a Coppa Italia clash against Frosinone and a Serie A encounter with Roma next Saturday.
Osimhen’s stellar performance adds to his tally, boasting seven Serie A goals and one assist this season.
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