Osimhen scores as Napoli beat Bologna 3-1

Osimhen scores as Napoli beat Bologna 3-1
Victor Osimhen

Victor Osimhen marked his return from a head injury with a goal and an assist in Napoli’s 3-1 win over Bologna in a Serie A clash on Sunday.

It was his third league goal for the club in 11 appearances since he joined the club last summer from Lille for a club-record €70m.

The 22-year-old, who came on for Dries Mertens in the 53rd minute, doubled his side’s lead after Lorenzo Insigne had put the hosts ahead after eight minutes.

Osimhen latched on to a pass from Piotr Zielinski from midfield and out-sprinted Bologna’s defender Danilo before slotting home his first goal for the club in seven months.

Incidentally, the Nigerian striker’s last goal for the Partenopei was against Bologna on August 8, 2020.

In the 76th minute, Osimhen flicked on a long ball to the path of Insigne, who drilled his shot into the bottom corner for his second goal of the game and Napoli’s third.

Napoli are sixth in Serie A with 47 points from 25 games. They battle second-place AC Milan in their next game on Sunday.

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