Osimhen nets brace in Napoli draw against Bologna

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Victor Osimhen has secured the Capocannoniere in the Serie A after betting a brace for Napoli in the 2-2 draw against Bologna.

He has now scored 25 goals in the Italian top flight, four more than his closest rival, Lautaro Martinez, despite lesser games than the world cup winner.

The Partenopei were aiming to beat Maurizio Sarri’s club record of 91 points in the last two games of the season.
The Napoli top man was given a gift after Lukasz Skorupski got distracted by a high Piotr Zielinski press and passed it straight to him. Osimhen deposited the ball into an empty net for his 24th Serie A goal of the season.

Napoli continued looking for another goal as Andre Frank Zambo Anguissa stung Skorupski’s gloves from afar.
The hosts got their first real chance through Musa Barrow, who drilled his shot across the face of the goal.
Osimhen almost doubled the tally when he sprung the offside, but a reaction save from Skorupski halted that.

Nico Dominguez also fired inches wide from the edge of the area, while Marko Arnautovic saw a couple of his attempts go wide from promising positions. The hosts continued the search for an equalizer, but Michel Aebischer couldn’t keep his header on target from a Barrow cross.

Skorupski was again called to action with a desperate save on Osimhen’s header from a corner.
However, he was beaten again moments later by the Nigerian striker. Bartosz Bereszynski won the ball in midfield and threaded through for Osimhen to drill between the goalkeeper’s legs.

He almost got a hat-trick moments later, but his shot flashed across the face of the goal to skim the far post, while Alessio Zerbin also tested Skorupski.

Kvicha Kvaratskhelia could not add to the tally as his shot skimmed the upright after a cheeky nutmeg.
Bologna began their comeback when Pierluigi Gollini only got a hand to the Nicola Sansone scorcher, and Lewis Ferguson was there to meet the rebound.

Despite an attack from the new champion, Bologna continued pushing hard and got their equalizer when Lorenzo De Silvestri rose to nod in Sansone’s corner kick.

With the hope of moving further up the table and getting a chance for European qualification, the hosts kept pushing for a winner as Cambiaso tested Gollini on the counter-attack and Joshua Zirkzee’s finish deflected off Juan Jesus.
They thought they finally got the winner, but it was ruled offside as Bereszynski had stopped the run of Sansone from catching him offside in the stoppages.

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