The Nigerian international performed brilliantly as Genaro Gatuso’s men took six wickets for Griffin in Sunday’s Serie A master class.
Nigeria’s international Victor Osimhaen was assisted in his impressive performance as Genoa suffered a 6-0 defeat against Napoli on Sunday evening.
Making his debut in a competitive game for the Blues after his record run from Lilly, Osimhan caused the visitors a lot of trouble as they were blown up inside the studio San Paulo.
The first chance of the game fell before the Nigerian international, but he tried his hand at the crossbar from inside the box after hanging from a small door from Hirving Lozno.
A few seconds later, he bounced back and his spirits soared to the bottom left corner, but goalkeeper Federico Marchetti made a great save.
Genaro Gatuso’s men scored in the 10th minute with a superb shot from Lozano, followed by a loft pass from Dries Mertens.
Two minutes later, the Super Eagles failed to make a name for themselves in the scoring when they caught a good pass that got in their way.
Osimhan’s bad luck continued in the 29th minute when his header from a free-kick flew an inch off the woodwork despite showing deep awareness in the target area of the audience.
Gatuso’s team reached the offensive line in the second half and Piotr Zilinski was awarded a minute into the second 45 minutes after being fed a correct pass from the age of 21 before sending a low shot to Marquette.
57 minutes after Lorzon completed his brace eight minutes later, Mertens made it three for the hosts.
The Blues started the fifth goal of the evening with Ljif Elmis in place of Lorenzo Insigne, showing no signs of stopping the flow of shots, before Matte Politono completed the loss 18 minutes early.
In the final stages, Osimhaen was warned for differences – but this did not detract from his brilliant performance.
⏱ 90 | It’s all here – a big win for our boys !! 👊# Napoleganoa 6-0
– Official SSC Napoli (@n_sassnapoli) September 27, 2020
For his performance against Rolando Maran’s men, the youngster – who has been working for the period – recorded a total of five shots, winning three air battles with a pitch accuracy of 61.5%.
Kalido Kolibali acted for every minute while Algeria’s Fauji Gholam was introduced by Piotr Zilinsky in the 73rd minute.
Napoli will face Juventus in their next leg on 4 October.