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Osimhen nets for third game running as Napoli draw against Cagliari

Striker now on 8 goals for Napoli this season

Super Eagles and SSC Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen was on the scoresheet as Napoli were held to a 1-1 draw by Cagliari in the Italian Serie A on Sunday.

Osimhen combined brilliantly with Lorenzo Insigne to open the scoring for Napoli. A brilliantly dinked ball from Insigne was taken brilliantly in his stride by Osimhen before the striker slotted home a left footed finish beyond the onrushing Cagliari keeper to make it 1-0 to Napoli on 13 minutes. Osimhen was a menace throughout the match before he was replaced by Dries Mertens in the 75th minute after suffering a nasty gash following a clash of heads with Cagliari’s Luca Ceppitelli. Nahitan Nandez scored for Cagliari in the 94th minute to earn them a point at the Estadio Diego Armando Maradona.

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Osimhen’s eighth goal of the season has helped Napoli reach 67 points and they currently occupy the last of the Champions League spots as they seek a return to Europe’s Premier club competition. Osimhen has scored in three consecutive games for Napoli and continues to play a key role in their quest for Champions League football.

Salahudeen Sulayman

Sulayman is a sports enthusiast and budding Sports writer. You can reach him on Twitter @Sulayman_Salah

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