November 05, (THEWILL) – In the battle of Nigerian forwards at the top of Serie A, Victor Osimhen scored and chalked up an assist to help Napoli overcome Atalanta in a 2-1 victory that increased their Serie A lead to eight points.
Atalanta knew a victory would reduce their rivals’ lead to just two points, while Luciano Spalletti’s team was aiming to rack up their comfortable margin from the five points that previously separated the Serie A’s two top sides.
Ademola Lookman scored the opening goal for the home team from the penalty spot, but Osimhen helped the visitors respond when he headed in a well-executed corner on the left to tie the game four minutes later.
After some outstanding work from Osimhen, Eljif Elmas gave Spaletti’s side the lead after 35 minutes. Although Lookman nearly doubled his goal tally in the second half, his rebound shot was deflected onto the crossbar.
Napoli will be under less pressure when they welcome Empoli to the Diego Maradona Stadium on Tuesday, especially with their healthy lead, while Atalanta is away to Lecce the next day.