Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, missed the chance to equal David Trezeguet’s Serie A scoring record, following Napoli’s shock 1-0 home loss to Lazio on Friday night.
A goal for Osimhen would have seen him become the second play to score in nine straight games after France and Juventus legend Trezeguet.
However, it was not to be as Matias Vecino’s strike gave Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio a shock victory at the Stadio Maradona, inflicting only the second Serie A defeat of the season for Napoli. The other loss was 1-0 away to Inter on January 4.
Lazio had the first big chance on five minutes, as Luis Alberto’s free kick was flicked on by Vecino and Giovanni Di Lorenzo had to perform a goal-line clearance, as it was going into the far top corner.
Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa’s strike was deflected just over the bar, but Ivan Provedel crucially got his fingertips to a Chucky Lozano cross before Osimhen could tap in behind him.
Napoli began to build the pressure, with shots deflected wide, Kvicha Kvaratskhelia’s free kick off target and Zielinski drilling past the post after an Osimhen back-heel flick.
However, Lazio took the lead on 67 minutes somewhat against the run of play, as Kvaratskhelia’s headed clearance was allowed to bounce and Vecino thumped it in low on the half-volley from well outside the box into the near bottom corner.
Eljif Elmas went on a run from his own half and saw the finish deflected over by Romagnoli, but there was a huge double chance when Osimhen’s header thumped the crossbar.
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