Victor Osimhen scored the winner as Napoli claimed a 1-0 victory over Bologna in Sunday’s Serie A encounter.
Osimhen connected with Hirving Lozano’s cross to separate the two teams with his 23rd-minute header.
It was his second goal in the Italian top-flight since he completed a big-money move from Ligue 1 club Lille in the summer.
Shortly after the restart for the second half, Senegal centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly pounced on a rebound after Osimhen attempted an overhead kick, but his strike was ruled out by the VAR because the ball struck the Nigerian striker’s hand.
Despite a late challenge from the hosts, Napoli held onto their first-half lead and returned to winning ways after last Sunday’s defeat to Sassuolo.
The result stretched the Blues’ impressive unbeaten record on the road to three wins this season, excluding the 3-0 forfeit for not honouring their league outing against Juventus last month.
Osimhen was in action for 83 minutes before he was replaced by Andrea Petagna while Koulibaly played the duration but Algeria’s Faouzi Ghoulam did not make the matchday squad.
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