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Osimhen ends goal drought as Napoli thrash Udinese



Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen was on target for Napoli in their 4-1 victory over Udinese in a Serie A encounter on Wednesday night.

Osimhen, who had gone four games without a goal for the Italian champions, ended the drought with a 39th minute effort that put his side 2-0 up.

After scoring, the Nigeria international made no attempt to celebrate before he was mobbed by his team-mates.

Ripples Nigeria earlier reported that Osimhen’s agent had threatened to drag Napoli to court after the club posted a now-deleted video on Tiktok mocking the striker.

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Piotr Zielinski had opened the scoring on 19 minutes when he converted from the penalty spot after a foul on Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.

Kvaratskhelia hit the post twice early in the second half before eventually ending a run of 17 games without a goal to make it three for the hosts.

A fine solo effort from Lazar Samardzic got one back for Udinese with 10 minutes remaining but just a minute later Giovanni Simeone, who replaced Osimhen, scored Napoli’s fourth.

The win moves fifth-placed Napoli to within four points of leaders Inter Milan.

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