The Nigerian international made his return to the Neapolitans lineup, but he could not add to his five league goals this season
Victor Osimhen made his return to action as Napoli suffered a minor blow in the Serie A title race after they played out a 1-1 draw against Hellas Verona at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium on Sunday.
Osimhen, who has five league goals this season, was unlucky not to score on his return, with the post denying the 22-year-old.
The Super Eagles star had missed Napoli’s last two games due to a calf injury but was back in the starting lineup on Sunday.
But despite not scoring, Osimhen’s all-round play was still impressive. The former Lille man completed 90% of his passes, while he also made two key passes.
Napoli went into the game, hoping to take the sole control of the top spot ahead of the Milan derby. However, they got off to a bad start as Giovanni Simeone continued his impressive form to put Verona ahead in the 13th minute.
Luciano Spalletti’s men hit back five minutes later, though, through Giovanni Di Lorenzo. However, they could not find the winner as both sides had to share the spoils.
The draw puts Napoli on top, one point clear of AC Milan, but the Rossoneri could reclaim the top spot if they beat rivals Inter Milan later tonight.