Osimhen’s treble keeps Napoli top and unbeaten

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Victor Osimhen and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia

Mueez Ajao

– Victor Osimhen struck a hat trick as Napoli extended their unbeaten Serie A run to 16 matches on Saturday with a 4-0 thrashing of Sassuolo.

– Osimhen put Napoli ahead in the fourth minute after latching onto a pass from Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and flicked it into the net.

– The 23-year-old made it 2-0 in the 19th minute when he connected to another pass from Kvaratskhelia and fired the ball behind Sassuolo goalkeeper Andrea Consigli.

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– Kvaratskhelia continued the rout in the 36th minute before Osimhen completed his hat trick in the 77th minute by intercepting a poor Sassuolo pass and lobbed the ball over Consigli.

– “Congratulations to the team, I am happy to contribute to this win. Of course it is good to have as many goals as this, I want to keep the momentum going,” Osimhen told DAZN.

Victor Osimhen

– “This season the coach has given me as much confidence as I can get. I am really happy to rely on him giving me the maximum confidence. I have just returned from five weeks out, which is not easy, and it is important to get really integrated with the team.”

– Sassuolo ended a miserable day with Armand Lauriente being sent off in the 84th minute after he picked up a second yellow card.

– Napoli have a six-point lead in Serie A with 32 points from 12 games. They are six points ahead of second-placed AC Milan, who face Torino on Sunday. Sassuolo are ninth with 15 points.

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