Victor Osimhen was on the score sheet as Napoli handed Torino a 2-0 defeat in the Serie A The Super Eagles striker seems to be getting his rhythm back since he joined the Naples outfit
He has now scored 7 goals in 11 starts as Napoli continue their quest for Champions League qualification
Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen scored his side’s second goal as Napoli defeated 10-man Torino 2-0 to boost their Champions League qualification chances.
Tiemoue Bakayoko has put the visitors in front before Osimhen complemented the strike in the first half helping Gennaro Gattuso’s men pick up an away win against the Maroons.
The encounter at the at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino saw both teams chase contrasting ambitions.
With Napoli hoping to qualify for the Champions League, Torino are desperate to save themselves from being relegated to the lower division.
Napoli drew first blood through Bakayoko who was left unmarked before the Frenchman rifled the ball into the net in the 11th minute.
Before the celebration died down, Osimhen doubled the advantage two minutes later in a spectacular fashion.
After winning the ball from Cameroonian defender Nicolas Nkoulou in Napoli’s half, the Nigeria international sped through Torino’s backline, beat Gleison Bremer before sending a low shot past Sirigu as it ended 2-0.
Meanwhile, a 2014 photo of Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen is already making the rounds on social media depicting how he moved from ‘grass to grace’.
The Napoli sensation was recently ranked the 98th most expensive player in the world according to the latest KPMG report published on the market value of 150 football stars. The 22-year-old currently holds the status of Africa’s most expensive player after his move from Lille to Napoli last summer.
His signature cost the Italian League giants about €83 million and the report values the former youth international at €50 million (about N29 billion).
And this makes him the most valued Nigerian footballer. In spite of a fall of €6.8 million on his valuation from December 2020, the Nigerian still ranks higher than the duo of Paul Pogba and Kalidou Koulibaly.