Victor Osimhen Scores 10th Goal in All Competitions for Napoli

Victor Osimhen Scores 10th Goal in All Competitions for Napoli

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • Victor Osimhen scored his first goal since returning from injury to help Napoli beat Venezia 2-0 in Serie A over the weekend
  • The Nigerian international was handed his first start following two substitute appearances after returning from his facial injury
  • Napoli versus Venezia game had three Super Eagles players in action as Victor Osimhen starred against Tyronne Ebuehi and David Okereke

Victor Osimhen was on target in his first start for Napoli after returning from a facial injury that left him out of action for over two months reports The Sun.

The Super Eagles striker scored his 10th goal for Gli Azzurri in a thrilling 2-0 victory over Venezia in the Italian Serie A on Sunday, February 6.

Victor Osimhen Scores 10th Goal in All Competitions for Napoli
Victor Osimhen opened scoring for Napoli in a 2-0 win over Venezia in his first start since October 2021. Photo by Maurizio Lagana
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In a report on This Day, Osimhen fired Napoli into the lead with a beautiful header in the 59th minute while Andrea Petagna consolidated the points in the 100th minute.

In a game that had three Super Eagles players with Tyronne Ebuehi and David Okereke representing Venezia, Victor Osimhen was the standout player of all three as he scored his first goal for Luciano Spaletti’s men in over two months.

Victory for Napoli lifts them to second on the Serie A table and level on points AC Milan who both have 52 points from 24 matches but have a lesser goal difference to the Naples club.

Tyronne Ebuehi sent off for Venezia in defeat

Meanwhile, Super Eagles right-back, Tyronne Ebuehi, was sent off in Venezia’s 2-0 defeat to Napoli in Serie A, Goal reports.

The defender who is on loan to the Italian club from Benfica was making his first appearance for the club since returning from the AFCON after Nigeria’s second-round exit.

Ebuehi was sent off for a reckless challenge late in the game that ultimately ended any fightback from Venezia after going one man down against a determined Napoli side.

Ighalo Scores Wonder Goal in Club World Cup

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Saudi Arabian giants Al Hilal have booked their place in the semifinal of the Club World Cup after beating Al Jazira 6-1 on Sunday night, February 6, in which Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo scored.

Odion Ighalo and his teammates at Al Hilal are in the Club World Cup after winning the Asian Champions League in 2021 which was an incredible record.

The former Manchester United striker who scored on his debut for Al Hilal is now the first Nigerian player to score in the Club World Cup which is a big achievement for Ighalo.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..