Osimhen nets 14th Serie A goal as Napoli thrash Genoa



Victor Osimhen

Nigerian international  Victor Osimhen was on target for Napoli as the team recorded a comfortable 3-0 win in their final home game on Sunday in the Serie A  season.

Osimhen now extends his tally in the Italian elite league for the season to 14 after featuring in 26 games.

The result means Napoli have cemented third spot which is one of the Champions League positions in Serie A.

The 23-year-old opened scoring for Napoli in the 32nd minute before Lorenzo Insigne made it 2-0 on 65 minutes from the penalty spot.

It was the final game at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona for Insigne, who is heading to Toronto FC as a free agent, and he gave an emotional speech before kick-off.

With nine minutes left Stanislav Lobotka got on the score sheet to make it 3-0 in favour of Napoli.

Sunday’s goal means Osimhen has now scored 18 goals, provided six assists in 31 games in all competitions for Luciano Spalletti’s side.

Also, it was his second goal in his last three games for his team.

Meanwhile, thousands of Milan fans lined the streets to welcome the Milan players to the Giuseppe Meazza stadium in what could be the day they clinch their first Scudetto in 11 years.

Victory over Atalanta in Sunday’s encounter would mean Inter have to win in the later game away to Cagliari to take the title race into the final day.