Nigerian Stars Shine In Italian League

The Nigeria stars found the back of the net in the fiercely contested match which saw the hosts come out victorious at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona,  Simeon Nwankwo scored a brace in Saturday’s Serie A match but it was not enough as Victor Osimhen’s goal helped Napoli beat Crotone 4-3.

The defeat was Crotone’s 22nd league defeat this season but Simy’s contributions at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona took his tally to 15 goals after 29 league matches so far.

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Osimhen, meanwhile, scored his fourth Serie A goal of the season by making it 2-0 for Gennaro Gattuso’s side, three minutes after Lorenzo Insigne opened the scoring in the 19th minute.

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Shortly after, Libya midfielder Ahmed Benali provided the assist for Simy to reduce the deficit for Crotone in the 25th minute but Dries Mertens restored Napoli’s two-goal lead in the 34th minute.

Three minutes after the restart, Simy found the back of the net again and Junior Messias scored the equaliser for the visitors in the 59th minute.

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With Crotone hoping to pick up their first point since their 4-2 win over Torino on March 7, Giovanni Di Lorenzo’s 72nd-minute winner dealt a blow to them as Gattuso’s men remain unbeaten in their last six matches.

Crotone are still rooted to the bottom of the Serie A table following the defeat with 15 points after 28 matches while Napoli are in fifth spot with 53 points from 27 outings.


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