Following their impressive performances for Napoli and Atalanta respectively last weekend, Super Eagles duo Victor Osimhen and Ademola Lookman were included in the Serie A Team of The Week..
Both players scored twice to earn a place in the Team of The Week, which was curated by football facts and statistics website, whoscored.com, and made public via their Twitter handle on Tuesday.
Osimhen had an excellent performance in Napoli’s 5-1 bashing of Juventus, opening the scoring for the league leaders in the top-of-the-table Serie A clash, ending Juve’s run of 770 minutes without conceding in the league.
The 24-year-old then provided the assist for the secon goal scored by Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, before completing his brace in the second half in between goals from Amir Rrahmani and Elif Elmas.
Osimhen is only the third player to score and assist in the first half against Juve over the past 15 seasons, after Cagliari’s Luca Gagliano and Roma’s Diego Perotti (both in 2020).
Meanwhile, Lookman regained his goal-scoring touch since November 2022, as Atalanta brushed aside Salernitana 8-2.
The winger was scorer and provider in the drubbing as he scored in both halves to increase his season tally to nine this season while also taking up his assists tally to three.
Osimhen was one of four Napoli players who made the list, while Lookman was one of another four Atalanta players included.
The Team of The Week, which is in a 4-4-2 formation, has Lookman on the right of the four-man midfield and Osimhen in the attack.
Osimhen is still the league’s top scorer with 12 goals while Lookman is joint second with nine goals in the top scorers chart.
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