Victor Osimhen injured as inter milan inflict first league defeat on Napoli
Napoli approached the second half in a business-like manner but they were unable to contain the Black and Blues. To make matters worst, Osimhen was subbed off injured with a swollen head. Napoli lost Victor Osimhen to injury as they suffered a 3-2 to Inter Milan in Sunday’s Serie A outing. The Nigeria international was replaced by Andrea Petagna four minutes before the hour mark as the Parthenopeans lost their first league outing of the 2021-22 campaign.
Osimhen, who was a major threat to the Black and Blues with his endless running, could not complete the game due to an injury following a clash of heads with Inter’s Milan Skriniar.
Unbeaten in their last nine matches in all competitions, Luciano Spalletti’s men travelled to Stadio Giuseppe Meazza with the ambition of continuing their fine form.
Napoli got off to a flying start by taking a 17th-minute lead through Piotr Zielinski – who drilled an unstoppable shot past goalkeeper Samir Handanovic after he was teed up by Lorenzo Insigne.
The lead lasted for eight minutes as the hosts restored parity from the penalty mark through Hakan Calhanoglu as VAR ruled that Kalidou Koulibaly had handled the ball in the penalty area.
The Turkish star took responsibility for the kick before sending goalkeeper David Ospina the wrong way.