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Soccer News of Sunday, 22 January 2023


Osimhen scores as Napoli bounce back from Cup exit in 2-0 win over Salernitana

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Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen continued his incredible scoring form as Napoli bounced back from their midweek Coppa Italia elimination to seal a 2-0 win over Salernitana.

Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Osimhen scored either side of halftime as Napoli moved 12 points clear of defending champion AC Milan ahead of the Rossoneri’s game at Lazio on Tuesday.

Napoli lost a penalty shootout to Cremonese, which is last in Serie A, in the Italian Cup on Tuesday.

Di Lorenzo scored off the underside of the crossbar in first-half added time and Osimhen knocked in a rebound three minutes after the break.

Osimhen tops the Serie A league scoring chart with 13 goals in 16 appearances.

Napoli goalkeeper Alex Meret preserved the clean sheet by pushing a shot from Krzysztof Piatek off the post seven minutes from time.

Salernitana had a wild week including an 8-2 rout by Atalanta last weekend, firing coach Davide Nicola on Monday and rehiring him on Wednesday.

Also, Torino won at Fiorentina 1-0 with a goal from Aleksej Miranchuk and Hellas Verona beat Lecce 2-0 with goals from Fabio Depaoli and Darko Lazovic.