Victor Osimhen scores stunning header in Monza to help Napoli return to winning ways

Victor Osimhen scores stunning header in Monza to help Napoli return to winning ways

Super Eagles and Napoli striker, Victor James Osimhen was on the scoresheet for Napoli as they claimed a 4-2 win over Monza in the Italian Serie A.

The 25-year-old had not found the back of the net since the end of February when he scored a hat-trick against Sassuolo and will be relieved to have found his scoring touch.

Following their 3-0 loss to Ademola Lookman’s Atalanta, Osimhen retained his spot in the starting line-up as the defending Italian Champions travelled to the U-Power Stadium.

The hosts took the lead through Milan Djuric as he headed home from a brilliant inviting cross from Allessio Zerbin.

Napoli levelled the scores ten minutes into the second half. Cameroon’s Frank Zambo-Anguissa sent a cross into the Monza box and Victor Osimhen rose highest to meet the cross of the former Fulham man and send the ball into the back of the net for his 12th League goal of the season.

Die Partonepei took the lead two minutes after the equalizer. A goal-of-the-season contender in a well-struck volley from Matteo Politano was way out of reach for Monza’s Michele Di Gregorio.

Three minutes later, Piotr Zielinski scored Napoli’s third. Kvhicha Kvaratskhelia’s shot was blocked, but the Georgian laid the ball to Zielinski at the second time of asking, and the Polish International sent the ball home off the underside of the cross-bar.

Andrea Calponi immediately pulled one back for Monza in what was a frantic affair before Giacomo Raspadori added Napoli’s fourth to seal all three points Francesco Calzona’s men.

Napoli recorded their first win in over a month of football, and Victor Osimhen returns to winning ways. The former Lille man has now scored twelve league goals and created three more in nineteen league games this season.


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