Osimhen’s Goal-drought Continues, Misses Penalty in Napoli Draw

Osimhen’s Goal-drought Continues, Misses Penalty in Napoli Draw

*Boniface fires sixth goal, lifts Leverkusen par with Bundesliga leaders Bayern

Duro Ikhazuagbe 

Victor Osimhen’s goal-drought continued last night as he even fluffed the chance to convert from the penalty spot away at Bologna. The Italian Serie A champions who finished the game on a barren note are now drifting in the seventh spot on the log on eight points from a possible 15.

It was also Osimhen’s fourth game without hitting target.

However, the high point of the miserable night for Osimhen was when he was substituted. The Super Eagles frontman ragged at Head Coach, Rudi Garcia for pulling out in the 86th minute for Giovanni Simeone. It was however not certain yet was punishment such behavior would fetch the top striker.

Napoli had the chance to bury the game in the 71st minute and the chance for the Nigerian to end his goals holiday. But he blasted the kick off target to the consternation of Coach Garcia who has become bothered by the slide in the fortunes of the champions.

However, credit must go to Bologna’s Colombian defender, Lucumi, who kept Osimhen quiet for most of the game. Napoli are yet to hit the heights they reached last season under coach Luciano Spalletti.

Osimhen’s national teammate, Ademola Lookman was on target as Atalanta defeated Cagliari 2-0. Lookman grabbed the opener in the 33rd minute before Palasic added the second goal in the 77th.

Elsewhere in Europe, while Osimhen is in the cooler, Super Eagles new invitee,  Victor Boniface, grabbed his sixth goal in the German Bundesliga, in Leverkusen 4-1 win against Heidenheim.

Boniface appears the hottest Nigerian striker in Europe at the moment, scoring a brace in the game. He opened scoring after nine minutes.

Boniface got his brace in the 74th minute, when he put away a penalty.

He is now just four goals behind the leading scorer in the Bundesliga.

Leverkusen have shot to second place with on 13 points from five matches, same points as leaders Bayern Munich but with an inferior goals’ difference.

RESULTS 

Premier League

Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham 

Brighton 3-1 Bournemouth 

Chelsea 0-1 Aston Villa

Liverpool 3-1 West Ham

Sheffield 0-8 Newcastle 

La Liga

Sociedad 4-3 Getafe

Vallecano 1-1 Villarreal 

Las Palmas 1-0 Granada

Real Betis 1-1 Cadiz 

Serie A

Empoli 0-1 Inter

Atalanta 2-0 Cagliari 

Udinese 0-2 Fiorentina 

Bologna 0-0 Napoli

Bundesliga 

Leverkusen 4-1 Heidenheim

Frankfurt 0-0 Freiburg

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