Osimhen’s goal fails to lift Napoli against Cagliari

Victor Osimhen bagged his eighth league goal of the season but it was not enough to lead Serie A reigning champions, Napoli to the much needed win in their 1-1 draw at Cagliari.
The Partenopei seemed to be coasting to an away win when Osimhen scored in the 66th minute but Zito Luvumbo’s 96th minute goal meant Napoli would only settle for a point instead of three.

Napoli are ninth on the league table with 37 points from 25 games and are in danger of not qualifying for European football with their dreadful season’s performance.

Osimhen had earlier scored a stoppage time goal in Naples to ensure their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 contest with Barcelona ended in a 1-1 draw midweek.

The Super Eagles attacker has scored 10 goals and created three assists from 20 games in all competitions for Napoli this season.

Elsewhere in France, Term Moffi fired blanks in his 19th game of the season in OGC Nice’s goalless draw at home to Clermont Foot.

He was introduced in the 61st minute as Jeremie Boga’s replacement but he could not do much as Nice slipped to the fourth with 40 points from 23 games.

Because of his involvement in the Africa Cup of Nations with the Super Eagles, Moffi has only played 19 games with six goals and two assists to his credit.


In Turkey, Sivasspor without Ahmed Musa dazed Pendikspor 4-1 to move to the sixth spot with 37 points from 27 games while Paul Onuachu was introduced in the 63rd minute in place of Enis Destan in Trabzonspor’s 1-0 home win over Adana Demirspor.


The win restored them to the third spot with 46 points from 27 games with the only goal of the game coming off the boot of Egyptian striker, Mahmood Trezeguet in the 21st.minute.

Onuachu has played in 17 league games with nine goals and three assists. He has two yellow cards too.

In Holland, former Flying Eagles invitee, Hamdi Akujobi was listed for Almere City FC who were beaten 2-0 at home by reigning champions, Feyenoord. Almere City remain in the 12th spot with 27 points from 23 games. Yankuba Minteh’s brace in the 70th and 92nd minutes sunk the Dutch League top-flight debutants. Hamdi has played 13 games with two assists.


In Belgium, Anderlecht extended their lead over third placed Club Brugge which had Raphael Onyedika glued to the bench in the game. Anderlecht beat Club Brugge 2-1 away. Club Brugge have 45 points from 27 games to go 12 points adrift of second placed Anderlecht.

Igoh Ogbu and Muhammed Tijani were both in action for Slavia Prague in the Czech Republic top-flight in their 3-0 home win over Perdubice Ogbu was replaced in the 70th minute while Tijani was available throughout. Slavia Prague are second on the table with 55 points from 22 points. They are four points behind Sparta Prague who have 59 points from 22 games also. Sparta Prague paraded Victor Olatunji who was introduced to the game in the 61st minute. They won the game 3-1 away.

In Germany, back injury stopped Super Eagles defender, Kevin Akpoguma from playing for Hoffenheim in their 3-2 away win at Borussia Dortmund.


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