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Serie A: Osimhen Nets Brace As Napoli Thrash Sampdoria 4-0 To Reclaim Top Spot

Serie A: Osimhen Nets Brace As Napoli Thrash Sampdoria 4-0 To Reclaim Top Spot

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Victor Osimhen scored two goals as Napoli maintained their perfect start to this season’s Serie A with a 4-0 win away to Sampdoria on Thursday, Completesports.com reports.

Osimhen has now scored three goals in his last two games in the Italian top-flight.

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Also, he has netted five goals in his last three games in all competitions.
Napoli were the only side with a 100 per cent record after four rounds and needed a win against Sampdoria to retain top spot.

They usurp Inter Milan in top spot and are now on 15 points just two points above the Serie A champions.

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Osimhen broke the deadlock in the 10th minute as he came sliding onto a Lorenzo Insigne cross at the back post.

Osimhen thought he had made it 2-0 moments later, but was clearly offside before lobbing Sampdoria keeper Emil Audero.

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In the 39th minute Napoli doubled their lead thanks to Fabian Ruiz who shot into the near bottom corner from outside the penalty area.

Osimhen got his second and Napoli’s third as he hammered home eight yards a low cross from Hirving Lozano.

Napoli got their fourth goal through Piotr Zielinski who finished off an assist from Lozano.

Sampdoria had the ball in the net on 73 minutes with Candreva, but the goal was disallowed because Caputo was offside in the build-up before his effort was cleared off the line by Kalidou Koulibaly.

There could’ve been more for Napoli but Audero got down for a one-handed save on Adam Ounas.

And in another Serie A fixture, Ola Aina was in action for Torino in their 1-1 home draw against Lazio.

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Aina who was in the starting eleven was later replaced in the 62nd minute.

The draw saw Torino occupy 10th position on seven points in the league table.

By James Agberebi

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