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Soccer News of Sunday, 12 September 2021


Osimhen returns in Napoli's famous win over Juventus

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Victor Osimhen returned for Napoli against Juventus at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium on Saturday.

The Nigerian striker was able to feature in the game after his ban was reduced to one game on Wednesday.

Osimhen played from the start for the Napolitano as they came from behind to beat Juventus 2-1 in Serie A heavyweight clash.

The Super Eagles star was impressive but was unfortunate not be among the goalscorers for Luciano Spalleti’s men.

In the keenly contested encounter, visiting Old Lady took the lead through Alvaro Morata in the tenth minute after profiting from a slip from Kostas Manolas.

Seventeen minutes into the second half, Napoli levelled the game through Matteo Politano who poked home a rebound from goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny’s save off Lorenzo Insigne’s brilliant curling effort.

Napoli completed the comeback five minutes from time when skipper and Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly grabbed the winner.

Victor Osimhen was replaced by Andrea Petagna in the 90th minutes Napoli see out a famous win over Juventus.