Naples crushes Sassuolo, hat-trick for Osimhen

By Le Figaro with AFP

Published on 02/28/2024 at 8:11 p.m.

Sassuolo suffered from the law of Victor Osimhen. CIRO DE LUCA / REUTERS

Napoli made short work of poorly ranked Sassuolo this Wednesday, during a late match on the 21st day of the Italian championship.

Naples, on a pitch damaged by rain, beat Sassuolo 6-1 in a late match of the 21st day of Serie A on Wednesday, with a hat-trick – his first this season – from his Nigerian star Victor Osimhen and remains ninth in the ranking.

Sassuolo had taken the lead thanks to a goal from Uros Racic (17th), but Napoli turned the tide by scoring three goals, including two by Osimhen, in twelve minutes between the 29th and 41st. As soon as the restart, Naples removed all suspense from the game by scoring two new goals in seven minutes: the first by Osimhen from close range after a poor recovery from the Sassuolo defense (47th), the second from a curling shot at the entry from the surface of Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (51st). The Georgian international drove the point home a little further by scoring a sixth goal for the Neapolitans with a left shot into the area following a corner (75th).

After its rout, the Emilia-Romagna team remains 17th with the same number of points as Hellas Verona, last relegated.

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