Osimhen scores as Napoli finish the season on a good note defeating Sampdoria

Serie A highest goal scorer Victor Osimhen

Osimhen scores as Napoli finish the season on a good note defeating Sampdoria

Stephen Oladehinde 19:35 - 04.06.2023

Napoli ends the season with a win against Sampdoria with goals from Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen and Giovanni Simeone.

Napoli were already crowned the league winners weeks back but were looking to end the season which they got by defeating Sampdoria 2-0.

The first half went with just one clear chance created in the game but in the second half, the game came to life and Napoli’s striker Victor Osimhen gave the home side the lead. Napoli added the second goal towards the end of full-time from Giovanni Simeone’s goal.

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Has it happened

Napoli's manager made five changes to his side that drew to Bologna last weekend as he looks to win the last game of the season while Sampdoria's manager made changes to his team that also drew to Sassuolo.

Napoli brought the game to life in the 6th minute when Martin Turk denied Victor Osimhen who jumped high to meet a cross and glanced a promising header from close range which was goal bound and was kept out.

The game went on as both teams could not create lots of chances with the only clear chance of the game coming from Osimhen before the half-time whistle.

The second half resumed and the home side increased their intensity. Their pressure paid off in the 62nd minute when a penalty was awarded to Napoli due to a foul committed by Nicola Murru.

Ermano Feliciani blew his whistle after Nicola Murru kicked an opponent's legs instead of the ball. Victor Osimhen then stood firm, ran up to the ball, stopped and waited for Martin Turk to commit before slotting the penalty into the right of the goal.

Victor Osimhen scores the first goal of the game from the penalty spot
Victor Osimhen scores the first goal of the game from the penalty spot

Napoli added the second goal of the game late in the second half leaving Sampdoria hopeless. In the 85th minute, Giovanni Simeone received a quality pass, made a yard for himself and smashed a jaw-dropping long-range shot inside the right post. 

Luciano Spalletti Men made the last game of the season look easy with a 2-0 win over Sampdoria as they gave the fans a happy 2022/2023 ending.