Victor Osimhen provides lovely back-heel assist in Napoli's 6-0 win over Genoa

Victor Osimhen provides lovely back-heel assist in Napoli's 6-0 win over Genoa

- Victor Osimhen produced a five-star performance in Napoli's 6-0 thrashing of Genoa

- The Super Eagles forward played all 90 minutes and provided an assist in one of the goals

- Osimhen failed to score in the fixture as he awaits his first Serie A goal of the season

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Victor Osimhen made his first start in Serie A this season and was instrumental to Napoli's 6-0 spanking of Genoa at Naples.

It took just ten minutes for Gennaro Gattuso's men to go ahead in the match, courtesy of a goal from Mexican striker, Hirving Lozano.

Osimhen who is still awaiting his first goal in the Italian topflight division was involved in a brilliant collective team effort to double the score.

Victor Osimhen provides lovely back-heel assist in Napoli's 6-0 win over Genoa

Victor Osimhen provides lovely back-heel assist in Napoli's 6-0 win over Genoa. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The 21-year-old set up Poland midfielder, Piotr Zielinski with a beautiful back-heel pass to make the score 2-0 just after the restart.

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Napoli's all-time top scorer, Dres Mertens got his name on the scoresheet in the 57th minute as Lozano complete his brace to make it 4-0 two minutes later.

Eljif Elmas punished Genoa for their sloppiness at the back to make it 5-0 while Matteo Politano rounded off the scoring with a near-post finish to make it 6-0.

Osimhen received a yellow card in the 90th minute after he was involved in a scuffle with Genoa's Mattia Destro and Andrea Masiello as the trio were also cautioned.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Africa's most expensive player, Victor Osimhen has been critically scrutinised after failing to find the back of the net in Napoli's 4-0 win over Pescara in Friday's preseason friendly game.

The 21-year who sealed a five-year move to The Parthenopeans from Lille this summer was on the pitch for 67 minutes.

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He was however replaced by Andrea Petagna for the remainder of the fixture and the 25-year-old bagged a brace after his introduction into the game.

Napoli boss, Gennaro Gattuso has quickly jumped in the defence of the Nigerian striker who scored six goals in their earlier test games against D’ Aquilla and Teramo.

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