Spezia 0-3 Napoli: Victor Osimhen nets twice to keep up his rampant form as Luciano Spalletti’s side carve out a SIXTEEN point lead at the summit of Serie A… with Khvicha Kvaratskhelia also on target for the visitors
- Khvicha Kvaratskhelia scored a penalty early in the second half against the hosts
- Victor Osimhen then scored twice in five minutes to put the game beyond doubt
- The Nigerian striker took his tally to 16 goals in 17 league matches this season
Victor Osimhen appears to be firing Napoli to the Serie A title.
Osimhen scored another two goals on Sunday to help Napoli win 3-0 at Spezia and move 16 points clear of second-placed Inter Milan, who host out-of-form AC Milan in the derby later.
It was the fifth straight league match that Osimhen has scored in. The Nigeria forward has netted seven in that span to take his tally to 16 in the league.
Spezia had defended well against Napoli’s stellar attack but gifted the visitors a penalty less than 10 seconds after the break.
Defender Arkadiusz Reca was trying to hold off Matteo Politano but didn’t anticipate that the bounce of the ball would take it onto his outstretched arm.
Victor Osimhen’s two goals helped Napoli extend their lead to 16 points at the top of Serie A
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia fired the visitors 1-0 ahead with a cool spot-kick early in the second half
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia converted the penalty, prompting the game to open up.
Osimhen had a goal ruled out in the 62nd minute for pulling back Mattia Caldara but he headed in his first in the 68th and doubled his tally five minutes later following another assist from Kvaratskhelia.
Spezia remained five points above the relegation zone.
Luciano Spalletti is well on his way to leading Napoli to their first title since the 1989-90 season
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