Cagliari 1-1 Napoli: Victor Osimhen salvages late draw for Napoli at strugglers Cagilari

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Cagliari 1-1 Napoli: Victor Osimhen rescues late draw for Luciano Spalletti’s side as stay third and two points behind leaders AC Milan in Serie A title race

  • Napoli missed out on the chance of closing the gap in the Serie A title race
  • Gaston Pereiro opened the scoring for Cagilari in the 58th minute of the contest
  • Victor Osimhen found an equaliser for Napoli with just three minutes left to play
  • Napoli remain third and two points behind leaders AC Milan after their 1-1 draw 


Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen’s late header earned Serie A title chasers Napoli a 1-1 draw at Cagliari on Monday.

With both leaders AC Milan and second-placed Inter Milan dropping points over the weekend, the door was left open for Napoli to return to the summit with victory in Sardinia, but the visitors struggled to really get going.

The hosts had much the better chances throughout the contest, with Gaston Pereiro’s second-half strike that squirmed through the hands of Napoli goalkeeper David Ospina giving them a deserved 58th-minute lead.

Napoli fail to close the gap in the Serie A title race as they draw 1-1 with strugglers Caligari

Napoli fail to close the gap in the Serie A title race as they draw 1-1 with strugglers Caligari 

Napoli remain third in the league table and two points off league leaders AC Milan

Napoli remain third in the league table and two points off league leaders AC Milan

Ospina pulled off two superb late saves to keep Napoli in the match, and his efforts proved crucial as, down the other end, Osimhen climbed highest to head home a dramatic equaliser three minutes from time.

The undeserved point for the visitors leaves them third in the standings, but they did at least close the gap to Milan at the top to two points.

Cagliari will rue plenty of missed chances throughout the game, as they remain in the relegation zone after missing out on two vital points.

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