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Soccer News of Monday, 29 May 2023


Serie A: Osimhen marks 100th Napoli appearance with a brace

Victor Osimhen marks 100th Napoli appearance Victor Osimhen marks 100th Napoli appearance

Talisman Victor Osimhen marked his 100th Napoli appearance with a brace as Bologna held the Serie A champions to a 2-2 draw at the Stadio Renato Dell'Ara on Sunday, May 28.

The 24-year-old scored the opener in the 14th minute after capitalizing on the mistake by Bologna goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski.

The Super Eagles striker added the second nine minutes after the restart to give the champions a two-goal buffer courtesy of a fine assist from Bartosz Bereszynski.

Lewis Ferguson pulled one back for the home side in the 63rd minute before Lorenzo De Silvestri came off the bench to apply the finishing touch to draw Bologna level.

Osimhen, who scored his 58th Napoli goal in a century of appearances was withdrawn in the 63rd minute for Giovanni Simeone.

The brace means that the Super Eagles striker has taken a huge step toward clinching the Serie A Golden Boot with 25 goals in 31 appearances.

Osimhen is now 4 goals ahead of Inter's Lautaro Martinez who has managed 21 goals in the campaign.

In the latest development, the Nigerian number 9 has been awarded the prestigious Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) award by the Federal Republic of Nigeria.