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Osimhen Recovers, Returns with BrilliantCounter-Attack Goal

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh

In a match that saw Napoli win with three tough games coming up against Milan, Juventus and AS Roma, Gennaro Gattuso’s side did the business by beating Bologna 3-1 at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona last Sunday.

Nigeria International, Victor Osimhen, who made his comeback from injury when he entered the game as a substitute in the 53rd minute, his first game since that unfortunate incident in Bergamo exactly two weeks ago proved his worth by creating chances for Napoli.

Fides learnt that a lot has been made of the Nigeria international failing to get on the scoresheet since November 8, 2020 but he ended that poor run of form in front of goal when he scored Napoli’s second goal less than twelve minutes after his introduction.

Osimhen was the beneficiary as Napoli turned defence into attack, the striker received the ball from Piotr Zielinski near the center circle, took a brilliant first touch and out-sprinted Bologna center back Danilo before slotting home with a composed right-footed finish to double the advantage.

Lorenzo Insigne scored Napoli’s other goals and Roberto Soriano pulled a goal back for the visitors.

Napoli remain sixth in the standings with 47 points from 25 matches before their trip to AC Milan on Sunday, March 14.