NEWS
Tuesday April 27 2021
Media watch: 'Osimhen leaps like a sprinter'

The Italian sports pages praise Napoli forward Victor Osimhen’s performance against Torino on Monday. ‘He leaps like a sprinter’.

Osimhen scored the second goal in the 2-0 win on Monday and helped Napoli climb to joint third in Serie A with Juventus and Milan.

The Nigerian has proved himself in the second half of the campaign and scored his seventh goal in 19 Serie A games for the Partenopei since his move from LOSC Lille last summer.

A difficult first season has been interrupted by injuries and coronavirus, but the sports pages praised his performance against the Granata.

La Gazzetta dello Sport writes that he terrified the Toro defence and ‘burns Nicolas Nkoulou and Bremer on the goal’.

Il Corriere dello Sport feels the striker 'leaps like a sprinter’ and praises the forwards technique.

Osimhen’s rating in the Italian sports pages:

La Gazzetta dello Sport: 7

Il Corriere dello Sport: 7

Tuttosport: 7