Oct 17, 2021 at 20:08


X. Serrano

The Naples it goes on and on: eight games, eight wins. The leader of the A series withstood the pressure of Milan and beat by the minimum Torino in a match that put his mental strength to the test. Despite dominating, everything went wrong: a missed penalty, a disallowed goal, a shot at the post … But in the last breath he appeared Victor osimhen to score the winning goal with a splendid header. Fifth goal in six games for the Nigerian, a firm candidate for the ‘MVP’ so far this season in Italy.



Summary and goals of Napoli - Torino (1-0) match of matchday 8


Ospina; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Koulibaly, Rui; Anguissa, Fabián Ruiz; Politano (Lozano, 59 ‘) (Juan Jesus, 90’), Zielinski (Mertens, 71 ‘), Insigne (Elmas, 71’); Osimhen.


Milinkovic-Savic; Djidji, Bremer, Rodríguez (Buongiorno, 66 ‘); Singo, Lukic, Mandragora (Koné, 8 ‘) (Warming, 90’), Aina; Linetty (Pobega, 67 ‘), Brekalo; Sanabria (Belotti, 67 ‘).


Juan Luca Sacchi. TA: Koulibaly (79 ‘), Anguissa (85’) / Rodríguez (37 ‘), Linetty (55’), Pobega (75 ‘).


Match played at Diego Armando Maradona corresponding to matchday 8 of Serie A 2021-2022.

Without actually overwhelming their opponent, the team of Spalletti he commanded in the first half and got closer to the goal. The most dangerous occasions came in individual actions of Osimhen or thanks to the set piece. The Nigerian once again showed that he is among the fittest forwards in Europe. Also on the list of the most self-sufficient. About a quarter of an hour he received a long ball, paired with two rivals and 30 meters from the area, he managed to unleash a blow that brushed the post. Later a header went high.

But the clearest opportunity came in a strategic action. Distinguished surprised by biting under a lateral foul in the direction of Say Lorenzo, which was knocked down by the clumsy and hasty entrance of Koné. The Partenopean captain took responsibility, but Milinkovic-Savic he endured him to the end and guessed the direction of the timid shot. The Serbian goalkeeper returned to show off minutes later in a point-blank shot from Koulibaly.

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The Naples He responded to the missed opportunity with a determination that, as the minutes passed, degenerated into anxiety. State that infected the Torino, who after eight minutes had lost his captain due to injury Mandrake. The final stretch of the first part was played as if the second did not exist. The game was broken, mistakes were happening. If he Naples attacked hastily and neglected the rear, the bull he wasted blatant opportunities on the counterattack.

The passage through changing rooms calmed the spirits and returned the dominance ‘azzurro’. A superiority that was about to translate on the scoreboard Say Lorenzo. The side headed to goal a lateral foul served by Rui, but the goal was canceled for offside after a long wait. Next, luck turned its back on the Naples when, after an excellent maneuver of Osimhen, the newly incorporated Lush shot the post.

Revitalized by changes, the Torino stepped forward and was able to get ahead on two clear occasions Brekalo. First saved Ospina, then shot high. Those of Juric they seemed to get away with it. The game was played away from the areas, but in a final arreón the Naples he found the prize for his insistence through the mediation of Osimhen. A splendid header from the Nigerian was worth three points for the Partenopean team, the solo leader of the A series.