Torino 0-4 Napoli: Victor Osimhen at the double as Partenopei continue title march


Napoli continued their stride towards the Serie A title with a commanding victory on the road against Torino, where Victor Osimhen shone.

Victor Osimhen hit a brace as Napoli’s march to the Serie A title continued with a 4-0 victory at Torino.

The Senegalese forward fired in both halves at Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino to send Napoli 21 points clear at the top, although second-placed Inter host Juventus later on Sunday.

After Osimhen opened the scoring in the early exchanges, the Partenopei were soon in control when Khvicha Kvaratskhelia scored from the penalty spot.

Any hope of a comeback in Turin was erased soon after the break, Osimhen netting again before Tanguy Ndombele added another to keep Napoli on course for the crown.

It took just nine minutes for Napoli to take the lead, Osimhen meeting Piotr Zielinski’s corner and heading a controlled finish into the far corner of Vanja Milinkovic-Savic’s net.

The home side were not to be silenced though, Alex Meret denying Samuele Ricci’s wild drive before Nikola Vlasic headed the rebound onto the post from close range.

10 minutes before the break, Napoli doubled their lead when Kvaratskhelia converted a penalty right in the middle of the pitch after Karol Linetty was brought down.

Osimhen struck with a powerful effort from the outside which required a diving save from Milinkovic-Savic as Luciano Spalletti’s visitors threatened to make a run before the break.

Napoli struck again in the 51st minute when Kvaratskhelia’s inventive cross found Mathias Oliver, who sent a cross from the left wing into the penalty area and sent the ball from the left to the crossbar where Osimhen headed.

Kvaratskhelia capped off a superb individual performance in the 68th minute, unselfishly kicking substitute Ndombele to poke under Milinkovic-Savic to wrap up a commanding victory.