Sampdoria 0-4 Napoli: Osimhen scores a double, Napoli’s five wins on the trot | Serie A 2021-22

Napoli's Victor Osimhen celebrates with Lorenzo Insigne against Sampdoria
Napoli's Victor Osimhen celebrates with Lorenzo Insigne against Sampdoria - IMAGO / Xinhua

Napoli extended their winning streak in Serie A to 5 games after the 4-0 away win against Sampdoria.

Skipper Lorenzo Insigne found Victor Osimhen in the box with a brilliant cross and the Nigerian managed to find the nets to give Napoli an early lead.

Fabian Ruiz continued to be a goal threat from outside the box, and this time he found the nets, with Insigne providing the assist.

Osimhen completed his double five minutes into the second while Piotr Zielinski put the game to bed after netting fourth for Napoli. Both goals were assisted by Hirving Lozano. Here are the talking points from the game.

Osimhen’s match-winning double.

Victor Osimhen had his chance squandered early on after he failed to beat the Sampdoria goalkeeper one versus one. He soon made it up by breaking the deadlock, successfully getting at the end of Insigne’s cross. His second of the night, which came at the start of the second half, was also a brilliant work as he made himself available for Lozano’s cut-back. The Nigerian has bagged five goals in five games across all competitions this season, and he is poised to become one of the best strikers in the Italian top-flight.

Insigne shows his class

Lorenzo Insigne continues to be the key player of Napoli no matter how many managers come and go. The 30-year-old enjoyed a productive season last term, racking up 19 goals and 7 assists in Seria A. Under new manager Luciano Spalletti this season, Insigne is proving to be a creative hub, having already amassed a goal and 3 assists after 5 games. Against Sampdoria, he showed his usual class by setting up goals for Osimhen and Ruiz.

Spalletti’s side mounting a serious title challenge.

Inter Milan have begun their title challenge in a great way by picking up 4 wins but they dropped points against Sampdoria weeks ago. Elsewhere, Napoli have been impeccable from the start, winning all of their five games so far. They are currently first in the league table with 15 points, two points clear of Nerazzurri. Although it is too early to predict Partenopei’s chances, Spalletti, without a doubt, has created a winning unit.