Victor Osimhen continued to write his name in the history books of Napoli as they extended their lead at the top of Serie A with a hard-fought win over upstarts Fiorentina. The Nigerian striker scored the only goal of the game, his fifth in seven appearances for the Italian side and took their total points tally to 18 points clear at the top of Serie A.
The 21-year-old, who joined Napoli from Lille in August 2020, made a stunning start to life with Gli Azzurri, scoring four goals in his first five league matches. Those goals helped to almost single-handedly guide Napoli to victory against Udinese, Benevento and Crotone earlier this season.
Osimhen was once again at his clinical best on Sunday evening, as he managed to squeeze a shot past Bartlomiej Dragowski from close range after a defensive mix-up from Fiorentina. The goal handed Napoli all three points and extended their lead at the top even further, leaving them well on course for their first Scudetto since 1990.
The former Lille man’s performance was even more impressive considering it had been over two months since he last played due to a calf injury sustained in December while on international duty with Nigeria. In that time, Lorenzo Insigne has stepped into Osimhen’s shoes and done an admirable job in leading Napoli’s line – but it is clear that without Victor’s contribution, Gennaro Gattuso would not have such a stranglehold on the title race.
Osimhen’s heroics have also seen him become something of a cult hero among Napoli fans, who have taken to wearing his signature No 9 jersey during matches at Stadio San Paolo and beyond. While there may be plenty of football left this season – including tricky fixtures against Parma and Roma – there is no doubt that Victor will continue to play an important role if Napoli are to ultimately lift the trophy come May.
With Osimhen’s incredible form for the Italian side, it is hardly surprising that he has been touted as one of the rising stars of European football. His goalscoring prowess and eye for goal will be key to Napoli as they continue their quest to bring the Scudetto back to Naples and end their 30-year wait for a league title. With his impressive form, Victor Osimhen has certainly made a name for himself as one of the most dangerous strikers in Serie A. He is set to continue his remarkable run in the coming matches, and a successful season with Napoli will see him earn even more plaudits. It looks like Victor Osimhen has finally found a home at Napoli – and it could be just what they need to win their first Scudetto since 1990.
If you’re a soccer fan, then you know that one of the most important aspects of the game is the kit. And if you’re a Napoli fan, then you know that your team has some of the best-looking kits in the business. But what you may not know is that Napoli is currently pioneering a new way of designing football kits that could change the game forever. Here’s a look at how they’re doing it.
In today’s competitive world of football, teams are always looking for an edge – and Napoli may have found it with their innovative new kit design.
Napoli are certainly taking a bold step towards success with their latest team kit design. With each Napoli player wearing their own individual jersey featuring their face, Napoli stands out from the crowd in today’s competitive football world and could be primed for a victory lap. The unique design will no doubt help Napoli gain an edge as it serves to not only increase team-bonding and camaraderie, but also adds an inspirational edge on the field for Napoli’s players! Napoli’s creative jersey design is sure to turn heads—and hopefully win matches.
The Italian club has announced that they will be printing each player’s face on their own shirt for the upcoming season.
Italian football club Napoli are taking team spirit to the next level with their announcement that they will be printing each individual player’s face on their own shirt for the upcoming season. Players such as Lorenzo Insigne, Dries Mertens, and Arkadiusz Milik will now be literally wearing their own faces with pride. It’s a creative way for the team to show unity, and hopefully inspire confidence in the players – after all, there’s no better motivator than a bit of self-love.
While some may see this as a gimmick, there is no doubt that it will make Napoli stand out on the pitch.
Football fans know Napoli for their distinct blue and white kits, but the Italian team is making a statement this season. Spanish manager Rafa Benitez wants to print his players’ faces on the back of each individual shirt – an unprecedented move in the world game. While some may see this as a gimmick, there is no doubt that it will make Napoli stand out on the pitch and express collective commitment from their roster of talent. Every player at Stadio San Paolo knows that they should give everything for their teammates when donning such personalized kits; making sure these faces don’t end up with egg on them come match day.
This move could also be a sign of things to come in the world of football kit design, as other clubs look to follow suit.
The latest move by the football team to print a unique player-specific face on Napoli jerseys of their squad is certainly an innovative way to show appreciation for its players. It may also be a sign of what’s coming in the future of football kit design, as other clubs may want to join in and express their admiraQtion for athletes through creative designs. Perhaps soon we’ll see teams wearing kits that are completely made up of individual images rather than uniform patterns. Football fans may soon enter a new era of customized gear which celebrates every football hero in more meaningful ways.
Napoli made a commanding statement in their Serie A clash with Cremonese, cruising to a 3-0 victory over the struggling side and extending their lead at the top of the table to 16 points. The victory was never in doubt as Napoli took control of the match early on, with goals from Lorenzo Insigne, Fabian Ruiz and Josip Ilicic completing the rout.
Napoli have been dominant since getting off to a slow start at the beginning of the season. With this victory they have now gone undefeated since mid-October and collected an impressive 45 points from their last 15 games – an average of three per game.
The match also saw Napoli continue their attacking dominance, having now scored 35 goals in just 13 league matches since manager Carlo Ancelotti took charge. This is more than any other team in Serie A this season, scoring nearly three times as many goals as second-placed Juventus (12). They have also scored more than 10 goals more than any other side in Europe’s top five leagues over this spell.
The performance was underpinned by a solid defensive display, with Napoli making it eight clean sheets in 11 games and conceding just three goals during this period – an excellent record for a team that usually plays such expansive football.
Insigne opened the scoring for Napoli after just six minutes following some good build-up play between Piotr Zielinski and Arkadiusz Milik. The Italian then doubled his tally shortly after to put his side 2-0 up before substitute Ruiz got on the scoresheet late on with a well taken goal – his fifth of the season.
Ilicic rounded out proceedings with another sublime finish late on, making it 3-0 and ensuring that Napoli continued their march towards what looks set to be yet another Serie A title triumph. The win sees them move 16 points clear at the top of table – an astonishing feat considering they were level on points with fourth placed Inter Milan after seven games played earlier in the season.
Despite winning so convincingly against Cremonese there were still occasions where Luis Alberto’s men looked vulnerable defensively – something which Ancelotti will need to address if Napoli are to mount a serious challenge for European honours next year. Nevertheless, it’s hard not to be impressed by what they have achieved so far this campaign and fans can feel proud wearing their iconic light blue Napoli jersey knowing that they have built one of Europe’s best sides under their manager’s stewardship over recent months.
There’s still plenty of time left in the season, but it looks as though Napoli have all but wrapped up their latest Serie A title and they will be sure to make a statement when Europe’s elite come knocking next season. In the meantime, Ancelotti and his squad can enjoy another dominant victory made possible by their brilliant play this season.