Nigerian Players abroad Osimhen Misses Penalty As Napoli Beat Juventus 2-1

Victor Osimhen was in action and missed a penalty as Napoli claimed a 2-1 win against Juventus in Sunday Serie A game.

Osimhen who scored a hat trick on Wednesday demolition of Sassuolo played a crucial role in the victory against Juventus as Napoli continued their resurgence under new Manager, Francesco Calzona

A cagey game saw Federico Chiesa’s lofted pass over the goal’s face should have given Juventus an early lead, but Dusan Vlahovic’s header narrowly missed.

Read Also:Moffi Goal Not Enough To Rescue Nice From Toulouse

In response, the home team—who held a lead of over 70% of the play—had a great opportunity in the 24th minute, but Giovanni Di Lorenzo missed the mark.

Three minutes before halftime, Kvaratskhelia gave Napoli the lead with a strong volley that beat Szczesny at his near post. In the 81st minute, Chiesa equalised for Juventus, sending the ball low and into the far corner from the edge of the box.

Victor Osimhen was brought down inside the area, and Szczesny did a great job stopping the Nigerian striker from the spot.

But Raspadori secured the points for the home team by hitting the rebound from close range into the net’s roof.

With 43 points, Napoli climbed to seventh place in the rankings, three points behind Atalanta in sixth place, four behind AS Roma in fifth place, and eight behind Bologna in fourth.

Next Friday, Napoli will face Torino, a team in the middle of the table, and on Sunday, Juventus—who won their first Serie A game in five—will play Atalanta.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *