March 20, 2023

SERIE A: Osimhen brace inspires Napoli to comfortable 4-0 win against Torino

March 19, 2023
Napoli Torino

Napoli continued their march to the Serie A title with a dominant 4-0 victory over Torino, with Victor Osimhen netting twice at Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino.

The Super Eagles striker gave Napoli an early lead, meeting Piotr Zielinski’s corner with a controlled header into the far corner of the net. The hosts threatened to respond, with Alex Meret denying a Samuele Ricci drive and Nikola Vlasic hitting the post with the rebound.

But Napoli soon took control, with Khvicha Kvaratskhelia doubling the lead from the penalty spot after being fouled by Karol Linetty.

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Osimhen added a third soon after the break, firing in a drilled effort from outside the box. And he completed his brace on 51 minutes, finishing off a left-wing cross from Mathias Olivera.

Substitute Tanguy Ndombele rounded off the scoring in the 68th minute, tapping in from close range after Kvaratskhelia’s unselfish assist.

The result extended Napoli’s lead at the top of Serie A to 21 points, with second-placed Inter Milan set to face Juventus later on Sunday.

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Napoli have been in imperious form this season, winning 23 of their 28 league matches to establish themselves as clear favorites for the Scudetto. Under the guidance of manager Luciano Spalletti, they have developed a well-balanced squad that combines defensive solidity with attacking flair.

Osimhen has been a key part of that success, scoring 13 goals in 22 league appearances. The former Lille striker has formed an effective partnership with Lorenzo Insigne and Zielinski, with the trio providing the bulk of Napoli’s attacking threat.

With a commanding lead at the top of Serie A and an in-form strike force, Napoli looks set to end their 32-year wait for a league title. Their next challenge comes in the form of a tricky away fixture against Roma, who are currently fifth in the table.

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