Osimhen sets record in Napoli’s draw with Cagliari

Victor Osimhen set a sprint record during Napoli’s 1-1 draw with Cagliari at the Diego Maradona Stadium on Sunday.
According to Napolicalciolive, the lightning-quick Nigeria international clocked a top speed of 33.25 km / h, making him the fastest player on parade for both teams.
In the penultimate round of matches, Osimhen displayed an example of the speed he possesses; he shrugged off a challenge, found himself in a 1v1 situation and slotted past Torino goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu after sprinting forward from his own half.
In addition to being the fastest player yesterday, he attempted six shots, and none of the players from Napoli and Cagliari managed to do better, with the second best player Lorenzo Insigne playing six shots.
Osimhen has mesmerized fans with his speed in recent seasons, he recorded 35 km / h or more in at least six Ligue 1 Conforama games in 2019-2020.
Ever since he recovered from a head injury, the 2015 U17 World Cup Golden Boot winner has been in brilliant form, contributing to seven goals in ten appearances, and it is interesting to note that he started only five of those games.
Meanwhile, Diego Maradona Jr., the Italian son of late Argentina star with the same name, has taken to social media to criticize the referee for ruling out Victor Osimhen’s goal during Napoli’s 1-1 draw with Cagliari on Sunday afternoon.
Osimhen gave Napoli the lead when he controlled the ball and fired past goalkeeper Alessio Cragno with a left-footed shot after a brilliant ball over the top by Lorenzo Insigne in the thirteenth minute.
Eight minutes into the second half, the Nigeria international thought he had doubled the advantage but the goal was disallowed by referee Michael Fabbri as he was adjudged to have fouled Cagliari defender Diego Godin.
Nahitan Nandez netted deep into stoppage time to rescue a point for the visitors.
Maradona, who played for the youth team of Napoli, believes that Osimhen’s effort should have been allowed to stand.
Translated from Italian, Maradona Jr.said on his Instagram stories, ‘What a shame, my mother’, adding that he fell in love with the wrong sport.
Osimhen, who was replaced in the 76th minute due to a head injury, has now scored six goals in his last ten matches in the Serie A after netting only twice in his previous ten.
The Super Eagles of NIgeria star, Osimhen, has confirmed that he would be available for Napoli’s next game despite suffering a head injury in their Serie A encounter against Cagliari on Sunday afternoon.
Osimhen scored for the third consecutive game to put Napoli ahead, but he was replaced by Dries Mertens in the 75th minute following a nasty collision, which required bandages to his head.
And with four games left to play in the Italian top-flight this season, it was feared that Osimhen would not be able to play a part in Napoli’s fight to finish in the top four.
However, the former Lille striker took to his Twitter account after Sunday’s game to assure fans he’s okay and ready to go for the next match.
grazie per avermi controllato, sto bene e già non vedo l’ora che arrivi la prossima partita… daremo tutto fino alla fine.💪🏽 https://t.co/hcLnU4hW7G
Osimhen’s availability is a huge boost for Napoli, who dropped out of the top four on Sunday after Cagliari scored in stoppage time to steal a point.
Gennaro Gattuso’s men are now two points behind AC Milan in fourth place and will need an in-form Osimhen for the last four games if they want to play Champions League football next season.

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