Victor Osimhen Scores Brace As Napoli Beat Frosinone

Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen, scored twice as Napoli began the defence of their Serie A title by coming from behind to win 3-1 at newly-promoted Frosinone.

Abdou Harroui’s early penalty gave the hosts a shock lead but Matteo Politano levelled from the edge of the box.

Osimhen fired Napoli ahead before the break and steered in a second late on.

The 24-year-old, who has been linked with several of Europe’s biggest clubs this summer, crashed home a vicious strike off the underside of the bar before beating the Frosinone offside trap to seal victory with 11 minutes to go.

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The win was far from routine for Napoli as the hosts, promoted as Serie B champions, went close to an equaliser before Osimhen’s second when Jaime Baez’s free-kick struck the post.

The champions had started badly when Jens Cajuste tripped Baez to concede a spot-kick, but they fought back to earn new boss Rudi Garcia victory in his first league game in charge.

The Frenchman took over during the summer, succeeding title-winning manager Luciano Spalletti, who stepped down and has since replaced Roberto Mancini as Italy boss.