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Osimhen among the goals as Napoli defeat Monza

Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen was among the goalscorers in Napoli’s thrilling comeback victory over Monza, revitalizing their quest for European qualification in Serie A this season.

Facing a Monza side with only a three-point gap between them in the race for eighth place, Napoli encountered an early setback when Milan Djuric’s headed goal gave the hosts the lead. Despite the absence of key players like Jesper Lindstrom and Matteo Pessina, Napoli remained undeterred.

Initially grappling to find their rhythm against Monza’s resilient defense, Napoli’s determination paid off when Osimhen soared above defenders to meet Andre Frank Zambo Anguissa’s cross, scoring a magnificent header to level the score.

The momentum swiftly swung in Napoli’s favor when substitute Matteo Politano struck a remarkable left-footed volley into the top corner, stunning the Monza goalkeeper and igniting celebrations at the San Paolo stadium.

Buoyed by their quick turnaround, Napoli continued to press forward, extending their lead with a thunderous strike from Piotr Zielinski that rattled the net off the underside of the crossbar.

Despite Monza’s valiant efforts to stage a comeback, including Andrea Colpani’s well-placed finish that reduced the deficit, Napoli remained resilient in their pursuit of victory.

In the dying moments of the game, substitute Giacomo Raspadori sealed Napoli’s triumph by capitalizing on a rebound to extend their lead, putting the finishing touch on a captivating display of attacking football.

Amidst the flurry of goals, Osimhen showcased his athleticism with an audacious overhead kick that nearly found the back of the net, only to be thwarted by a fine save from the Monza goalkeeper.

Ultimately, Napoli emerged victorious in a match characterized by sensational goals, dramatic twists, and relentless action,

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