Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen scored for the third consecutive start for both club and country as Napoli recovered from a disappointing loss to Juventus midweek to record a hard-fought 2-0 win away at Sampdoria, AOIFootball.com reports.
Having come off the bench to earn his side a penalty on Wednesday, the former Lille player returned to the starting XI with Genarro Gattuso hoping to return his team to the top 4 ahead of Atlanta.
Spanish midfielder Fabian Ruiz opened scoring for the visitors ten minutes from halftime following good work for Piotr Zielinski as Napoli went into the break with a 1-0 lead.
Morten Thorsby then thought he had equalized for the host on 76 minutes but the VAR came to the rescue of the Napoli as scores remain 1-0.
Osimhen then sealed the victory for the visitors 3 minutes from time when he raced on to a lovely pass from Dries Mertens before doing most of the hard work to fire home from a tight angle for his 5th league goal and hand the visitors all 3 points.
The 22-year-old finished with a game rating of 7.6, made 2 key passes, won 8 duels, and also completed 80% of his passes.