The Nigeria worldwide made a second-half look for Gennaro Gattuso’s males in opposition to the Yellow and Reds
Victor Osimhen featured as Napoli secured a 2-Zero victory over AS Roma in Sunday’s Serie A sport at Stadio Olimpico.
The 22-year-old made his 13th league look within the encounter as a second-half substitute and gave a very good account of himself, serving to his facet to increase their unbeaten run this season.
The ahead’s teammate and Senegal worldwide Kalidou Koulibaly additionally featured prominently to make sure Gennaro Gattuso’s males saved a clear sheet.
Napoli dominated the primary half of the encounter and have been rewarded for the spectacular performances as Dries Mertens opened the scoring within the 27th minute.
The Belgian ahead then doubled the Parthenopeans’ lead within the 34th minute after receiving a luxurious help from Matteo Politano.
Guinea worldwide Amadou Diawara made his fourth begin for Roma and was cautioned within the 59th minute whereas Koulibaly was additionally booked within the 78th minute.
Roma made frantic efforts within the second half to try to keep away from defeat however Napoli held on to their result in safe all three factors and prolong their profitable run to a few video games.
Osimhen was launched into the sport within the 66th minute, changing two-goal hero Mertens and had 15 touches on the ball as a part of his contribution for his facet.
The centre-forward was cautioned moments earlier than the tip of the sport whereas his teammate Koulibaly featured throughout the sport.
The victory moved Napoli to the fifth spot on the Serie A desk after gathering 53 factors from 27 video games and can hope to proceed their spectacular run of type after they tackle Simy Nwankwo’s Crotone on April 3.
Osimhen solely just lately returned from a head trauma he suffered in opposition to Atalanta in a league sport in February and bagged a objective on his comeback in opposition to Bologna.
The attacker has solely featured in 19 video games throughout all competitions since his summer season transfer from Lille resulting from harm, suspension and Coronavirus-related issues.
Osimhen is a part of the Nigeria squad for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in opposition to the Republic of Benin and Lesotho slated for March 27 and 30 respectively.
The ahead has 5 targets in 10 appearances for the three-time African champions and has been enjoying a key position for the West African facet for the reason that abrupt retirement of Odion Ighalo.