Victor Osimhen scores as Napoli thrash Genoa back to Serie B

Victor Osimhen scored the opening goal as Napoli sent Genoa back to Serie B with a 3-0 victory in their closing encounter of the 2021-22 Serie A season on Sunday.Victor Osimhen scores as Napoli thrash Genoa back to Serie B

After 32 minutes of game play at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, the Nigerian international demonstrated his aerial skills once more, heading in inside the left post.

For Napoli’s first and his fifth home goal in a row, the forward linked up nicely with Giovanni Di Lorenzo’s magnificent shot straight ball into the box.

Osimhen had earlier tortured the Genoa defense with his pace and physicality but wasted way too many half-chances before capitalizing with a free header after being left unmarked in the box.

After the halftime, Napoli continued to mount pressure and had an opportunity to extend their advantage after a handball in the Genoa area, but Lorenzo Insigne’s penalty attempt hit the post.

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But he later made amends after the referee noticed an infringement during the penalty, giving Insigne ad opportunity for a retaken.

Insigne made no mistakes with the second chance, placing the ball into the left side of the goal past Genoa goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu’s extended arm.

After maneuvering his way past his opponents and firing a fantastic attempt from the edge of the box into the bottom left corner, Stanislav Lobotka made it 3-0 for Napoli.

Osimhen, who had an uneventful second half, but managed to finish the game with an 85% pass completion after taking three shots and winning two aerial duels.

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The Super Eagles forward has now scored 18 goals in all competitions in his second season at Napoli, injury denied him more as the Luciano Spalletti’s men firmed up Serie A third place.

 

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