Osimhen fail to impress as Napoli suffers defeat at the hands of Bologna

Napoli suffers defeat at the hands of Bologna || Imago

Osimhen fail to impress as Napoli suffers defeat at the hands of Bologna

Stephen Oladehinde 18:55 - 11.05.2024

Napoli were handed a defeat by Bologna at the Stadio Deigo Armando Maradona Stadium with the season gradually coming to an end.

The home team were looking to get back to winning ways after playing a 1-1 draw in their last match.

Osimhen who is Napoli’s highest goal scorer this season despite struggling with injuries led the attack but could not help his team escape a 2-0 defeat from Bologna.

As it happened

Napoli’s manager Francesco Calzona made two changes from his team that drew 1-1 to Udinese last weekend.

Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen passed a late fitness after being withdrawn due to an injury in their last game.

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Bologna’s manager made three changes from his side that played a 0-0 draw last week against Cremonese.

The game started with much intensity from Bologna who utilised the opportunity to score two early goals in the space of three minutes.

Napoli vs Bologna || Imago
Napoli vs Bologna || Imago

The first goal was scored in the 9th minute when Dan Ndoye headed the ball inside the left post after a splendid cross. 

Shortly after, they scored the second goal after Riccardo Calafiori got up well from the corner and headed the ball into the six-yard box where Stefan Posch glanced a header into the net.

Frustrated Victor Osimhen || Imago
Frustrated Victor Osimhen || Imago

Napoli was given a chance to kickstart a comeback from the penalty spot after Remo Freuler tripped a player in the box.

However, Matteo Politano failed to beat the goalkeeper from the penalty spot. Federico Ravaglia anticipated his intention perfectly and dived to stop his effort with the away side taking a 2-0 lead into the break.

The second half started with much intensity from the home side but were unable to break down the Bologna defence.

They struggled all through the second half and failed to convert the few chances presented to them till the full-time whistle was blown.