Victor Osimhen On Target As Napoli Beats Cagliari

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Napoli secured a 2-0 victory at home to Cagliari to record six consecutive Serie A wins as they return to the top of the table, as Victor Osimhen continued his hot streak in front of goal at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in Naples, Italy.

It is the second time in Napoli’s history that they have started the season with six wins in a row after the 2017-18 campaign, when they finished as runners-up.

Osimhen fired home the opener from six metres after 11 minutes, his sixth goal in his last four appearances in all competitions.

Victor Osimhen (9) scores against Cagliari during Serie A match

The Super Eagles striker then won a penalty in the second half for Napoli, and Lorenzo Insigne stepped up to take the spot kick.

The Italian international converted the penalty to double the lead for hosts Napoli.

Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne scores their second goal from the penalty spot against Cagliari

Osimhen was given a standing ovation by the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona crowd when he was replaced for the final 13 minutes, and the dominant hosts almost extended their lead when Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa drilled a shot narrowly wide.

Luciano Spalletti’s side are two points clear of AC Milan in first place after enjoying a perfect start to the league campaign, recording four clean sheets in six games.

Winless Cagliari, who have earned one point from three games since appointing former Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri earlier this month, are 19th with two points.

Serie A results

Juventus 3-2 Sampdoria

Empoli 4-2 Bologna

Sassuolo 1-0 Salernitana

Udinese 0-1 Fiorentina

Lazio 3-2 Roma

Napoli 2-0 Cagliari

Chidi Nwoke/Reuters/Serie A.

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