– Victor Osimhen has been named in the Serie A team of the week after matchday one
– The Nigerian star only played for 29 minutes on his debut for Napoli in their 2-0 win over Parma
Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen is already making waves in the Italian League despite featuring for less than 30 minutes on his debut for Napoli over the weekend.
The 21-year-old who recently completed a deal valued around €80 million replaced Diego Demme in the 61st minute of their season opener against Parma last weekend.
And his presence on the pitch saw them score two goals in the remaining 29 minutes of the meeting having struggled all through the first half and some part of the second.
Osimhen has now been named in the Italian Football TV Serie A team of the week owing to his contributions towards the Partenopei’s opening day victory.
The former Wolfsburg player is the only Napoli player on the team with legendary striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic partnering him upfront in a 4-4-2 formation.
Juventus have three players on the squad – Leonardo Bonucci, Dejan Kulusevski, and Aaron Ramsey after their 3-0 win over Sampdoria.
Interestingly, Cristiano Ronaldo failed to make the cut despite scoring one superb goal and made a few other contributions in the match.
AC Milan produced two players for the team namely Davide Calabria and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, while two AS Roma’s Antonio Mirante and Leonardo Spinazzola were equally selected.
Victor Osimhen giving thumbs up to the fans during one of Napoli preseason games.
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Antonio Mirante and Leonardo Spinazzola. Fiorentina’s Gaetano Biraghi and Cristiano Castrovilli were also selected.
It was earlier reported that Nigerian star Victor Osimhen made his debut for Napoli after making a huge money switch from Lille to the Serie A side.
Although he failed to find the back of the net, his introduction into the game in the 61st minute change the direction of the game for The Parthenopeans.
It took Gennaro Gattuso’s men just two minutes after the 21-year-old came on for Diego Demme before finding the back of the net.