Monza 2-4 Napoli: 2 talking points as Osimhen inspires win

Starlyon King
Starlyon King 5 Min Read
  • Victor Osimhen’s impressive performance helped Napoli come back from a losing position to win the game away from home.
  • Osimhen gives player of the match performance
Monza 2-4 Napoli: 3 talking points as Osimhen inspires win​
Victor Osimhen with a header against Monza

Napoli secured a remarkable 4-1 win on the road after trailing, with standout goals including a header by Victor Osimhen, a volley by Matteo Politano, and a scorcher by Piotr Zielinski.

How the game unfolded

This game was important for both teams vying for the eighth place on the Serie A table, with only three points setting them apart. Napoli came into the game with mixed form, having secured just one win and four draws in their last seven matches. Jesper Lindstrom was unavailable due to injury, and Kvicha Kvaratskhelia returned from a bruised thigh, and Cyril Ngonge made a surprise start. Matteo Pessina was suspended, while Danilo D’Ambrosio, Samuele Vignato, and Gianluca Caprari were sidelined with injuries.

The deadlock was broken in just nine minutes by the hosts Monza. Alessio Zerbin, on loan from Napoli, delivered a cross from the left, allowing Milan Djuric to outmuscle Juan Jesus and head the ball in from six yards.

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Giovanni Di Lorenzo missed a chance from close range after a corner caused confusion in the box, while Ngonge’s shot was blocked after he dribbled into the box.

Napoli managed to equalize when Andre Frank Zambo Anguissa crossed from the right, and Osimhen leapt high for a powerful header. The header was so high that Osimhen landed on his face, cutting his lip, but he quickly recovered.

Victor Osimhen goal against Monza

In a stunning turn of events, moments later, the game completely turned around. The ball deflected to the edge of the area, where substitute Politano struck a beautiful left-foot volley into the far top corner, putting Napoli in the lead.

Napoli appeared energized as they quickly scored a 3-1 lead. Kvaratskhelia passed the ball outside the box to Zielinski, whose powerful shot struck the underside of the crossbar and flew into the net, leaving Di Gregorio helpless.

The home side continued to push forward, with Andrea Colpani curling a left-footed shot into the far top corner with a slight deflection.

Almost immediately after, Napoli had a chance to make it 4-2, but Di Gregorio rushed off his line to deny Nigeria’s Osimhen after Anguissa flicked on a long ball while battling with Warren Bondo.

However, Napoli extended their lead moments later as Giacomo Raspadori, who had just come off the bench, scored with his first touch, tapping in the rebound after Di Gregorio saved Di Lorenzo’s angled shot. This goals meant that five goals were scored in just 13 minutes.

2 talking points in Napoli win against Monza

1. Player of the Match

African player of the year Victor Osimhen was felt in game today, his energy gave Napoli the momentum to come back from behind, Osimhen is known for always putting energy in his games and fighting to get the ball at any given chance.

Victor Osimhen, the African Player of the Year, made a significant impact in today’s game with his relentless energy, which helped Napoli stage a comeback. Known for his tireless work ethic and determination to win the ball, Osimhen’s presence on the field provided the momentum for Napoli’s turnaround.

His powerful header showcased his strength and highlighted his importance as a key player for the Naples. Additionally, Osimhen’s involvement in the build-up to the third goal, where he calmly controlled the pace of the game and delivered a key pass, further demonstrated his versatility and importance to the team.

2. The stats

  • Victor Osimhen created the most chances in the game with three chances against Monza.
  • Kvaratskhelia’s performance in Serie A has been impressive, contributing to 15 goals in total with ten goals and five assists to his name.

What next?

Napoli’s next fixture is at home against Frosinone, a team battling relegation, scheduled for April 14th, 2024.

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