Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen is gradually getting back to his best after he bagged a brace in Napoli 4-1 thrashing of Spezia in a Serie A clash on Saturday.
The striker has endured a difficult debut campaign in Italy that has been impacted by injuries and covid-19.
Osimhen had doubled for the visitors eight minutes after Piotr Zieliński opened scoring in the first-half of the encounter.
The 21-year-old added the second goal eight minutes later with Zielinski providing the assist.
The Nigeria international was set up for Napoli’s third of the game by Lorenzo Insigne a minute before the break.
The hosts battled back after the break with Roberto Piccoli reducing the deficit in the 64th minute.
Napoli hit back with another goal 11 minutes from time with Hirving Lozano slotting the ball into net after he was set up Osimhen.
Osimhen has now scored 10 goals and recorded two assists in 27 appearances across all competitions for Napoli this season.
Gennaro Gattuso’s side moved to second position on the table with 70 points from 35 games.
In France, Moses Simon provided an assist as Nantes defeated Girondis Bordeaux 3-0 in the Atlantic derby at Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau on Saturday afternoon.
Simon set up Randal Muani for Nantes’ third goal 20 minutes from time.
The winger was replaced by Marcus Coco in the 82nd minute.
The 25-year-old has now scored six goals and recorded three assists in 30 league appearances for Nantes this season.
His international teammate Samuel Kalu was not action for Bordeaux in the game due to hip injury.
Nantes remain in 18th position on the table with 37 points from 36 matches.