Rampant Napoli give high-flying Atalanta a dose of their own medicine

Napoli Coach Osimhen young lad with old brain

Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen scored his first competitive goal for Italian side Napoli in their 4-1 win at home to Atalanta, AOIFootball.com reports.

Osimhen, like several other top Nigeria football stars, have identified with the uprising against police brutality in Nigeria.

Matteo Politano fired the third goal on the half hour and Nigeria's forward Osimhen took advantage of poor defending to score the fourth before the interval.

Romero partially made amends by setting up Atalanta's consolation goal as substitute Sam Lammers struck in the 69th minute.

The 21-year-old also tweeted after the game, "Having accomplished all I thought was impossible for me through GOD, now I know better, time for some limitless goals and desire".


Meanwhile, Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso is pleased to see his Nigerian striker open his goal account. We prepared for the game really well.

"I'm happy for Chucky's brace, but Osimhen's goal makes me happy because he hadn't scored so far and he deserved it for the hard work done for the team", Gattuso told the club website. "It wasn't easy but we've got ourselves a fabulous player".

Having been ducked one point for their failure to honour their match day 3 clash away at Juventus before the global break, the hosts handed the African record transfer his second league start of the campaign, hoping to make it 3 wins from 3.

Napoli are third on eight points while Atalanta remain second on nine points in the league table.

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