Juventus 1-0 Napoli: Victor Osimhen frustrated as Old Lady go top of Serie A

Victor Osimhen against Juventus. (Photo Credit: Serie A/X)

Juventus 1-0 Napoli: Victor Osimhen frustrated as Old Lady go top of Serie A

Izuchukwu Akawor 22:51 - 08.12.2023

Nigeria's Victor Osimhen was caged as Juventus edged Napoli in a heated encounter in the Serie A.

Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen has extended his goal drought to three matches after firing blanks again for Napoli in the Serie A. 

Osimhen’s Napoli suffered another setback in their title defence following a narrow 1-0 defeat at Juventus on Friday night in Turin. 

Osimhen caged in Turin

The 24-year-old featured from start to finish but was unable to save his champions from defeat on the road. 

Napoli dominated most of the encounter but could not break down a well-drilled Juventus defence. 

Victor Osimhen had a night to forget in Turin.
Victor Osimhen had a night to forget in Turin. (Photo Credit: Serie A/X)

After a dull opening half, Federico Gatti headed Juventus ahead just six minutes after the restart. 

Nigeria’s Osimhen did have the ball inside the Juve net but it was ruled off for offside late on. 

Juventus hero, Federico Gatti celebrates.
Juventus hero, Federico Gatti celebrates. (Photo Credit: Juventus/X)

Osimhen finished the game as the most fouled player and also had the least touches on the pitch.

He completed 44% of his passes, created one chance, and made one big chance but missed a good chance to score his seventh goal of the season.

Osimhen’s tally remains six goals and one assist in 11 appearances for Napoli. 

In terms of what the result means for both sides, the Old Lady, Juventus, are the new Serie A leaders as they have leapfrogged Inter Milan at the top of the standings.

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Juve currently lead with 36 points, just one point above Inter, who host Udinese at San Siro on Saturday, while the title is slowly slipping away from Napoli's hands, with the holders now 12 points behind their conquerors. 

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