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Osimhen brace against Verona rekindles Napoli’s Serie A title chase

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Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen ended his goal drought as he inspired Napoli to a 2-1 win over Verona to rekindle their Serie A title chase.

Osimhen netted a brace to inspire Napoli to a 2-1 away win over Hellas Verona to earn them swift returning winning ways.

The 23-year-old Osimhen, who played for 90 minutes, opened the scoring in the first half with a thunderous header, his fifth header of the season, to put Napoli in the driver’s seat at the break.

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An instinctive finish in the second half from Osimhen doubled Napoli’s lead with 19 minutes left to play.

Verona did pull one goal back through Davide Faraoni to ensure tense final minutes of the match.

However, Luciano Spaletti’s men survived the late scare from the home side to seal the away win.

With the result, Napoli returned to winning ways after the setback against leaders AC Milan last weekend.

They move to second with 60 points, three points behind Milan at the top.

Osimhen has now scored more Serie A goals than any other Napoli player this season (9).

Osimhen is also Napoli’s joint-top goalscorer in the Europa League with 4 goals.

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