Victor Osimhen Trumps Cristiano Ronaldo In First-Ever Meeting With Portuguese Megastar


The Nigerian striker was on from the start against the Old Lady, and he proved to be a handful as the home side claimed a crucial victory

Victor Osimhen faced Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for the first time in a Serie A match and came out on the winning side as Napoli secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Juventus at the Stadio Diego Maradona on Saturday evening.

Lorenzo Insigne’s perfectly executed penalty on the hour-mark handed Gennaro Gattuso’s men the lead in a half where the visitors dominated possession. But the home side improved after the interval and held on to bag their first win in three matches.

Despite failing to add to his two league goals, Osimhen will be delighted to have led Napoli to a first victory of the season in all competitions over the defending Serie A champions.

Juventus have had the measure of Napoli this term, with Andrea Pirlo’s men confirming their superiority in the only meeting against Il Partenopei before the game-week 21 encounter.

Osimhen missed that Super Cup in January as he was recovering from the coronavirus infection.

Ronaldo was the hero on the night, scoring in the 64th minute of the tie, with Spanish forward Alvaro Morata scoring late at the MAPEI Stadium to claim a 2-0 victory.

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