Victor Osimhen was on target as Napoli walloped Genoa 3-0 on Sunday afternoon.

It was his 14th goal of the season in Serie A.

There was no time for sentiment in the Grifone camp, as they knew a defeat here could potentially relegate them.

Osimhen opened the scoring when he was allowed to ghost between centre-backs and turned Giovanni Di Lorenzo’s cross into the far bottom corner with a glancing header from seven yards.

Lorenzo Insigne almost scored one of the goals of his career, at the by-line flicking the ball over the head of one, then another defender before stinging Sirigu’s gloves at the near post.

The referee seemed to point to the penalty spot, but it was Osimhen who handled rather than a Genoa player, as confirmed by VAR.

Manolo Portanova prodded straight at David Ospina and Mimmo Criscito scuffed wide from just inside the box, while Osimhen tested Sirigu on the counter-attack.

There was a fair amount of confusion around the second goal after Hernani with an arm raised over his head blocked the Giovanni Di Lorenzo header for a penalty. Insigne stepped up on his farewell match and fired it onto the upright, Di Lorenzo converting on the rebound. However, it had to be retaken due to encroachment, which gave Insigne the opportunity to get it right into the top corner and say goodbye with a goal.

Ospina got one hand to turn an Amiri daisy-cutter round the base of the upright, then Lozano struck the side-netting on the counter before Stanislav Lobotka started the run from his own half and drilled low into the near bottom corner.


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