Top Italian sports newspapers hail bang bang Osimhen

266 has sourced from top Italian newspapers after the paid glowing tributes to Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen after he bagged a hat-trick against Sassuolo at the Mapei Stadium on Wednesday night.

It was another career hat-trick for the Nigerian and his fifth goal in three straight matches after returning from the African Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.

La Gazzetta dello Sport notes that Victor Osimhen is more than the ‘solution to Napoli‘s problems’ after the Nigerian striker’s hat-trick in a 6-1 win over Sassuolo.

The pink paper analysed Napoli’s  convincing victory over the Neroverdi  on Wednesday in a rescheduled fixture from Week 21.

It was inspired by a stunning Osimhen hat trick. The 25-year-old has netted five times in three matches since returning from AFCON.

‘He is the solution to Napoli’s problems, but not only,’ wrote journalist Pierfrancesco Archetti. ‘He made errors sometimes but continued to create chances. He even played a long ball for Kvara, who then scored the 5-1.’
Osimhen was rated 8/10 by Gazzetta and Il Corriere dello Sport and 9 by Tuttosport.

Corriere dello Sport called the Nigeria international ‘unstoppable’ and a ‘hurricane’ that overwhelmed Ruan Tressoldi and Gian Marco Ferrari.

Napoli hadn’t scored at least six goals in a game since October 2022, when they secured an away 6-1 win at Ajax in the Champions League group phase.

The defending Serie A champions sit 9th in the Serie A table, eight points below 4th-placed Bologna.


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