Osimhen wins penalty as Ronaldo helps Juventus beat Napoli in Serie A

The Super Eagles striker came off the bench to help Gennaro Gattuso’s team score their only goal in the stoppage-time

Victor Osimhen won a penalty that helped Napoli score their only goal in their 2-1 defeat to Juventus in Wednesday’s Serie A match.

After scoring a goal against Crotone on Saturday, the Nigeria international could not add to his tally of four league goals at the Allianz Stadium but he made a key contribution for the visitors.

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for Juventus with his 13th-minute effort while Paulo Dybala doubled the lead in the 73rd minute.

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Osimhen was later introduced for Diego Demme in the 54th minute, and he was brought down by Giorgio Chiellini on the stroke of full-time.

Lorenzo Insigne converted the resulting kick and it led to a tense finish to the encounter but Juventus held on for the maximum points.

The triumph pushed Andrea Pirlo’s side to third in the Serie A with 59 points after 29 matches while Napoli sit in the fifth spot and they trail the defending champions by three points.

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