Osimhen Ends Goal Drought As Napoli Return To Winning Ways

Victor Osimhen scored his first goal in four games as Napoli returned to winning ways at Bologna in Serie A on Sunday.

Osimhen hadn’t scored for Gennaro Gattuso’s side since his first goal for the club against Atalanta on 17th October but popped up with what proved to be the winner to help Napoli move up to third in the table.

The Nigerian had sat out Napoli’s win at Rijeka in the Europa League due to suspension and it appeared the rest did him a world of good as he returned to the Napoli lineup looking rejuvenated and full of boundless energy.

He broke the deadlock and his goal drought with a 23rd minute header at the far post from Hirving Lozano’s cross.

Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly thought he had doubled the visitors’ lead on the 49th minute but his effort was ruled out.

Bologna rallied in search of an equaliser late on but found David Ospina impregnable in the Napoli goal as the visitors held on for a huge win that puts them back in the title race.