Nigeria's Osimhen scores late for Napoli in 1-1 draw at Cagliari

AP , Monday 21 Feb 2022

Substitute Victor Osimhen headed in a late equalizer and Napoli drew at relegation-threatened Cagliari 1-1 on Monday to move within two points of the Serie A lead.

Napoli s Nigeria s forward Victor Osimhen (L) vies with Barcelona s Spanish defender Gerard Pique during the Europa League football match between FC Barcelona and SSC Napoli at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on February 17, 2022. AFP

Cagliari dominated for long periods before Osimhen redirected a long cross from Mario Rui in the 87th minute.

Gaston Pereiro put Cagliari ahead near the hour mark with a long, bouncing shot, after which the Sardinian club had numerous chances to add to its lead.

Napoli moved level with second-placed Inter Milan _ which has a game in hand _ two points behind leader AC Milan.

Cagliari remained in the drop zone.

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