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Soccer News of Thursday, 8 September 2022


Fans mob Osimhen after Napoli humiliated Liverpool in Champions League opener

Despite not making the impact he hoped for, Nigerian international Victor Osimhen was the centre of attraction on the streets of Naples after Napoli humiliated the Reds.

Napoli got their Champions League campaign off to a blistering start with a 4-1 drubbing against Liverpool at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.

Goals from Piotr Zielinski, Anguissa, and Simeone ensured that Luiz Diaz's 49th minute strike only counted for a consolation.

Victor Osimhen missed from the spot in the 18th minute as his spot kick was saved by Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker.

There were doubts concerning Osimhen's fitness prior to the game as the 23-year-old picked a knock during Napoli's 2-1 victory against Lazio on Saturday, September 3.

The Super Eagles striker suffered another injury setback against Liverpool last night as he was subbed off for Napoli's new signing Giovanni Simeone in the 41st minute.

Luciano Spalletti's side went on to record a comprehensive victory against Jurgen Klopp's men to join Ajax on top of Group A.

Osimhen after the game was captured taking photographs with some security personnel on the streets of Naples before he was ushered into his Mercedes G Wagon.

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