Osimhen helps Napoli beat Juventus 2-1 in Serie A

Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen
Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen


Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen earned a late penalty for Champions Napoli as the hosts beat Juventus 2-1 in Serie A on Sunday.

Substitute Giacomo Raspadori scored late in the second half to secure their first back-to-back wins in five months.

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia put Napoli in front three minutes before halftime, volleying inside the near post.

Federico Chiesa levelled for Juventus in the 81st minute, scoring into the far bottom corner from the edge of the box.

But Raspadori wrapped up the points for the hosts two minutes from time, firing home a rebound into the roof of the net from close range.

This was after Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny denied Osimhen from the penalty spot.

Napoli moved up to seventh in the standings on 43 points, while Juventus remained second with 57 points after 27 games as their cushion over third-placed AC Milan narrowed to a point.


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