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Soccer News of Thursday, 8 April 2021

Source: Brila

Osimhen's effort not enough to earn Napoli a point against Juventus in Serie A

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Victor Osimhen featured for Napoli in their Italian Serie A defeat to champions Juventus at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday.

Osimhen who was on target in a 4-3 home win over Crotone at the weekend started the match from the bench as Coach Gennaro Gattuso opted for more experienced Dries Mertens upfront.

Cristiano Ronaldo gave the home side the lead in the 13th minute when he fired a low shot into the bottom corner after good work down the right from Federico Chiesa.

Osimhen was later thrown into the thick of the action in the 54th minutes for Diego Demme as Napoli continued to search for an equalizer, but it was Juventus who later doubled their lead.

Paulo Dybala collected a pass from Rodrigo Bentancur before firing a low curler into the net in the 73rd minutes to mark his return to the side with a goal.

Napoli reduced the deficit with a late penalty scored by Lozenro Insigne after Giorgio Chiellini fouled Osimhen in the box.

The defeat left Napoli in 5th position with 54 points from 29 matches.

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