Perfect Napoli lead after Victor Osimhen’s most important goal – Indepediente Daily Sports News


Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen returned to Serie A after scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win over Torino on Sunday.

AC Milan topped the table after scoring two goals in a 3-2 win over Hellas Verona at the San Siro last Saturday.
But Napoli climbed to the top of the table in the 81st minute of last week’s World Cup qualifier with a 2-0 win over the Central African Republic and a goal for their country.

Lorenzo Insigne’s free-kick was awarded in the first half, before Mexican striker Hirving Lozano Osimhen hit the post before attempting to penalize teammate Eljif Elmas.
“It was the most important goal of my career,” Osimi said.

“I’m very happy. The atmosphere at the stadium was really great. The fans pushed us forward and we scored three points.
“We never gave up, we had the right to attack to the end and win,” he said. When I saw the ball fly up, I thought I would be ahead of the defenders. I connected well and scored a very important goal for myself and the team. “

After drawing the best start in Napoli’s history, they are 24 points clear of AC Milan by two points and have won their first eight games in 2017-18.

Defending champions Inter Milan now have 17 points after a 3-1 defeat to Lazio on Saturday.

Juventus continued their climb after a disastrous start to Jose Mourinho’s 1-0 win over Roma in the first half.

Juventus moved up to seventh with four wins, but Wojciech Szczesny was sent off and Roma midfielder Jordan Veretuut was awarded a free kick.

Roma are fourth, but have lost three of their last five games.
“I like it 1-0, it’s a good result, especially since we kept another clean sheet,” Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri told DAZN.

“Roma are a technically good team, they are very good quality, they caused us problems early and then we scored good goals and improved over time.”

Atalanta beat Empoli 4-1 on Sunday as they prepared for their Champions League clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Slovenia’s senior striker Josip Ilicic recalled his side after suffering a knee injury and severe depression, scoring Joaquim Mehle’s first goal of the season in the 10th minute.

Ilicic, 33, scored his second goal in the 26th minute, but Federico Di Francesco scored.

Four minutes into the second half, Atalanta took a 3-1 lead, with Empoli’s 19-year-old defender Mattia Viti scoring his own goal, while Colombia striker Duvan Zapata scored his 100th goal in Serie A.
Bergamo are now heading northwest to face United, who lost 4-2 to Leicester in Group F of the Champions League on Saturday.

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