Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen confirmed his extraordinary start to the season with one goal as Napoli swept Monza aside 4-0, with Kvicha Kvaratskhelia and Kim Min-jae also on target.

Kim Min-jae’s header on a corner looped inches over the bar and Andre Frank Zambo Anguissa’s attempt was charged down, while Victor Osimhen’s header into the ground was palmed out from under the bar.

The deadlock was broken in spectacular style, as Kvicha Kvaratskhelia cut inside from the left and curled a sensational right-foot finish in off the far top corner of the upright, leaving the Monza goalkeeper no chance.

Samuele Birindelli drilled wide and Osimhen was denied clear on goal by a perfectly-timed Marlon tackle in the box, but Osimhen did get away on an Anguissa slide-rule pass for 2-0 and drilled the finish through Di Gregorio’s legs.

Monza lost Andrea Ranocchia straight after the restart, as he slipped and seemed to badly sprain his right ankle, needing a stretcher.

Kvaratskhelia continued his sparkling start to the Serie A season, gathering from Stanislav Lobotka and shimmying past Antov to place the angled drive under Mattia Valoti’s sliding attempted block.

Monza had the ball in the net moments later with a Petagna free header on a corner against his former club, but it was disallowed after the VAR review for his push on Amir Rrahmani.

South Korea international Kim Min-jae got his debut Serie A goal too, a glancing header on a Piotr Zielinski corner in stoppages.


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