Napoli 2-1 Cagliari: Osimhen's incredible performance lifts champions to victory

Posted : 17 December 2023

SSC Napoli, reigning Serie A champions, made a triumphant comeback, spurred by a stellar performance from Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen. Osimhen's remarkable display included a goal and an assist in their hard-fought 2-1 victory against Cagliari at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium on Saturday.


The match, initially dull in the first half, burst to life in the final 21 minutes with Osimhen taking center stage. The 24-year-old opened the scoring in the 69th minute, but the lead was short-lived as Cagliari equalized just three minutes later.

 

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Not to be outdone, Osimhen quickly turned provider, showcasing his relentless attitude. In a pivotal move, he set up Khvicha Kvaratskhelia for the decisive winning goal. Osimhen's fantastic headed goal marked his seventh in the Serie A season, putting an end to Napoli's three-match losing streak across all competitions.


In addition to his goal-scoring prowess, Osimhen has also demonstrated playmaking skills, contributing two assists in 12 Serie A matches. The reigning African and Italian best player continues to be a key figure for Napoli, solidifying his status as a standout talent on the football stage.

 

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