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Soccer News of Monday, 27 September 2021

Source: www.thisdaylive.com

Osimhen leads Napoli to reclaim top spot of Italian Serie A

Victor Osimhen helped Napoli maintained their perfect start to the Italian Serie A season Victor Osimhen helped Napoli maintained their perfect start to the Italian Serie A season

Victor Osimhen helped Napoli maintained their perfect start to the Italian Serie A season yesterday with a 2-0 win over Cagliari which ensured they reclaimed top spot from AC Milan.

Luciano Spalletti’s side cruised to their sixth victory in as many league games against a Cagliari team coached by former Napoli manager Walter Mazzarri thanks to Victor Osimhen’s sixth goal in all competitions this month and Lorenzo Insigne’s second-half penalty.

They are two points ahead of AC Milan after another confident display that ends a week in which they scored 10 goals without reply in three league matches.

They made easy work of a passive Cagliari, with Osimhen making it four Serie A goals in five appearances this campaign in the 11th minute when he met Piotr Zielinski’s low cross with a typically assured finish.

Osimhen was involved again when a low-key match was settled in the 57th minute, the in-form Nigeria attacker being cleaned out by Diego Godin and Insigne lashing home the subsequent penalty to ensure a simple win.

Next weekend Napoli travel to Fiorentina in what will be the first true test of their title credentials, as their 2-1 win over Juventus earlier this month came against a team missing a host of starters.