Bologna 0-2 Napoli: Osimhen plays with protective mask

Victor Osimhen returned after almost two months without action to help Napoli to a 2-0 victory against Bologna at the Stadio Dall’Ara.

The Super Eagles striker replaced Dries Mertens in the 71st minute, wearing a protective mask following his cheekbone injury caused by an accidental clash of heads with Inter defender Milan Skriniar last November.

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But Osimhen was set to represent Nigeria at the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon after he was named in the 28-man squad but had to withdraw testing positive for COVID-19 in December.

Luciano Spalletti will be delighted to have the powerful striker back despite not scoring on his return. Hirving Lozano’s brace was enough to hand Napoli all three points.

Osimhen has scored nine goals with two assists in 14 games appearances for Napoli in all competitions this season.

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