22-year-old Super Eagles star meets 43-year-old Buffon after Napoli beat Juventus, gets special thumbs up from him

22-year-old Super Eagles star meets 43-year-old Buffon after Napoli beat Juventus, gets special thumbs up from him

- Victor Osimhen and Gianluigi Buffon shared a dressing room photo after Napoli defeated Juventus

- The Super Eagles forward failed to score in the game but was happy to have met the legendary goalkeeper

- Napoli recorded back-to-back league wins over the Biaconeri for the first time in a decade

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Victor Osimhen has been living his dreams since he joined Napoli in a mouthwatering move from Lille last summer, Napoli magazine.

The Nigerian international might have been hindered with injury problems but has not been impeded in meeting top superstars in Serie A.

After Napoli recorded a famous win over Juventus at the Estadio Diego Maradona stadium over the weekend, Osimhen used the opportunity to meet legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

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The youngster and the legend shared a photo together with Buffon giving the Super Eagles forward a thumbs up.

The special moment was shared by Napoli on Instagram and stated:

"After Napoli-Juventus, a good moment of fair play between the players, like the one shared by Buffon and Osimhen who appeared together in a post-match shot.
"Here is the photo on Instagram. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Naples."
Super Eagles star Osimhen who is only 22 years meets 43-year-old Buffon after Napoli beat Juventus, gets special thumbs up from him
Victor Osimhen shares dressing room photo with Gianluigi Buffon, gets special thumbs up from him. Photo by Ciro Sarpa SSC NAPOLI.
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Napoli moved up to fifth on the Serie A table while the defending champions Juventus slipped to fourth following Roma's 3-0 win over Udinese.

Gennaro Gattuso's side are now in contention for a Champions League finish after failing to make top-four last season.

The Naples-based side for the first time in ten years beat Juventus in consecutive league matches as well as defeating the Biaconeri in last season's Coppa Italia final.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Napoli recorded consecutive league wins against Juventus for the first time in ten years following a 1-0 win over the defending champions.

The match which was played at the Estadio Diego Maradona saw Lorenzo Insigne score the only goal of the match from the penalty spot.

It was a cagey affair in the opening 20 minutes as both sides failed to get off the mark in the game.

The breaking point of the match came in the 30th minute as Giorgio Chiellini out stretched hand hit the face of Amir Rrahmani while contesting for a set-piece.

Akan Anwankwo is a sports editor with Legit.ng and has 7 years of field and office experience. He graduated from the University of Lagos in 2014 with a Bachelors degree in English and Literature Studies. Akan intends to educate, inform and make readers passionate about sports. Learn more about him on his Twitter handle: @ anwankwo_akan

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