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Osimhen Leads Napoli To 5-1 Victory Over Juventus


January 14, (THEWILL) – In a highly-anticipated top-of-the-table clash, Napoli ended Juventus’ eight-match winning run without conceding in Serie A, with an emphatic 5-1 victory on Friday.

The match began with an early goal from Napoli’s Victor Osimhen with 14 minutes played, giving the hosts the lead. Osimhen turned provider shortly after by playing in Khvicha Kvaratskhelia for Napoli’s second goal at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

However, Juventus managed to pull one back before half-time with a goal from Angel Di Maria, giving the visitors a glimmer of hope. But, Napoli’s dominance continued in the second half with another goal from Osimhen, either side of strikes from Amir Rrahmani and Elif Elmas.

The match was sealed when Elmas, who had come on at half-time for the injured Matteo Politano, added a fifth for Napoli with a shot that deflected in off Alex Sandro. Although Juventus had gone on a remarkable run of form since losing to Milan in early October, Napoli’s attacking prowess proved to be too much for the visitors’ defence.

The hosts were out of sight with 65 minutes gone, exhibiting a five-star showing for a victory that moves Luciano Spalletti’s side 10 points clear at the summit, as they begin to fancy themselves as lifters of the Scudetto.