As Napoli take on AZ Alkmaar on Thursday evening, Victor Osimhen has been handed his Europa League debut. In a deal estimated to be worth 50 million euros, the Nigerian, who scored 18 goals in 38 appearances for Lille in the 2019-20 season, transferred to Naples.
He waited until his third game against Atalanta to record his maiden goal at the Stadio Sao Paolo in Serie A, however. Osimhen will play as the lone striker of the Parthenopeans in a 4-2-3-1 formation while he will be assisted by the trio of Hirving Lozano, Dries Mertens and Matteo Politano, who are on Inter Milan loan.
Together with Elseid Hysaj, Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Nikola Maksimovic, Senegal international Kalidou Koulibaly will marshal the backline.
Together with Rijeka and La Liga giants Real Sociedad, Gennaro Gattuso ‘s men are zoned in Group F.