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Sports Napoli extends perfect start with Osimhen's header

23:37  17 october  2021
23:37  17 october  2021 Source:   msn.com

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ROME (AP) — Victor Osimhen soared in for a towering header nine minutes from time and Napoli extended its perfect start to Serie A with a 1-0 win over Torino on Sunday.

  Napoli extends perfect start with Osimhen's header © Provided by The Canadian Press

After Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne had seen his weak first-half penalty attempt saved and Giovanni Di Lorenzo had a goal wiped off by VAR for offside, Osimhen came to the rescue for Napoli.

The 22-year-old Nigeria striker finished off an assault on Torino’s goal following efforts from Dries Mertens and a deflection that set up Osimhen’s header.

With its eighth win in eight matches, Napoli again moved two points ahead of unbeaten AC Milan, which defeated Hellas Verona on Saturday.

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Defending champion Inter Milan, which lost at Lazio on Saturday, was left seven points behind Napoli.

Juventus hosted Roma later Sunday.

Napoli matched its best start, having also won its opening eight matchers in 2017-18.

In a strong performance for Napoli, Hirving Lozano hit the post in the second half.

COLOMBIAN CENTURY

Josip Iličić netted twice and Duván Zapata became the first Colombian player to score 100 goals in Serie A as Atalanta won 4-1 at Empoli.

Also, Sassuolo center forward Gianluca Scamacca scored twice against his former team in a 2-2 draw at Genoa; 10-man Udinese came back for a 1-1 draw with Bologna; and Cagliari finally earned its first win of the season by beating Sampdoria 3-1.

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MATCHDAY: Unbeaten AC Milan visits Roma; West Ham at Villa .
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Sunday: ITALY AC Milan’s unbeaten start to Serie A could be tested by a visit to Jose Mourinho’s Roma. The Rossoneri have matched their best-ever start with nine wins and a draw. Napoli, which leads Milan on goal difference, visits regional rival Salernitana without star striker Victor Osimhen, who has a muscular issue. Salernitana is back in the top division for the first time in more than two decades. Also, defending champion Inter Milan plays Udinese at the San Siro, Fiorentina faces Spezia, Genoa meets Venezia and Sassuolo hosts Empoli.

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