Super Eagles Striker Scores As Italian Club Boosts Champions League Aspirations Over Rivals Juventus

Super Eagles Striker Scores As Italian Club Boosts Champions League Aspirations Over Rivals Juventus

- 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

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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.

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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.

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Super Eagles striker scores as Italian club boost Champions League aspirations over rivals Juventus
Victor Osimhen and teammates celebrate a goal. Photo: Sportinfoto
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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.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Nigerian star Kelechi Iheanacho is definitely reaping the rewards of excellent performances despite playing for Leicester City.

The 24-year-old is the only non-Chelsea player included in the FA Cup team of the semifinal after firing his side to the final of the competition.

He scored the only goal that propelled the Foxes to victory over Southampton and they will battle the Blues in the final of the competition in mid-May.

Source: Legit Newspaper

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