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  • Updated: February 25, 2023

Osimhen Propels Napoli To 18-Point With 2-0 Win Over Inter Milan

Osimhen Propels Napoli To 18-Point With 2-0 Win Over Inter M

Victor Osimhen

Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen helped Napoli extend their lead at the top of the table to an impressive 18 points over second-placed Inter Milan with a 2-0 win over Empoli.

The 2-0 win for Napoli was secured by a goal from striker Osimhen and an unfortunate own goal from Empoli defender Ardian Ismajli.

Napoli started the match with intent and quickly took control of the proceedings. The pressure they put on Empoli eventually resulted in the opening goal of the game, which came in the 17th minute. Ismajli, under pressure from Napoli players, inadvertently turned the ball into his own net, giving Napoli the lead.

Napoli continued to push forward, and in the 30th minute, they doubled their advantage. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia's shot was saved by Empoli keeper Guglielmo Vicario, but the rebound fell kindly to Osimhen, who was on hand to tap the ball into the empty net.

Despite being two goals down, Empoli refused to give up and looked to find a way back into the game. Their task was made slightly easier when Napoli were reduced to ten men in the 67th minute. Defender Mario Rui was given a straight red card for a foul on Empoli striker Francesco Caputo.

However, Empoli were unable to make their numerical advantage count, and the match ended 2-0 in favour of Napoli. The win sees them remain top of the Serie A table with 65 points, while Empoli find themselves in 12th place with 28 points.

The result will be a huge boost for Napoli, who will be delighted with their performance, especially given their midweek defeat to Granada in the Europa League. They will now be hoping to maintain their lead at the top of the table in the remaining fixtures of the season and secure their first Serie A title since 1990.

Empoli, on the other hand, will be disappointed with the result but will take heart from their overall performance. They will now look to bounce back in their next game and climb up the table. Overall, it was an entertaining match that showcased the quality of Italian football and the competitiveness of Serie A.

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