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Osimhen inspires Napoli at Parma as fans return to Serie A


Victor Osimhen proved decisive on his Serie A debut inspiring Napoli to a season-opening 2-0 win at Parma on Sunday, the first game in which fans were allowed to return to an Italian stadium.


And Rino Gattuso's Napoli and new Parma coach Fabio Liverani's side faced off on front of a sparse gathering at the Stadio Ennio Tardini.


After a barren first hour in Emilia Romagna, Osimhen came off the bench to provide an electric shock for Gattuso's side.


Just after his arrival, Osimhen picked up a Lozano cross to force a poor clearance from Parma defender Simone Iacoponi into the path of Mertens who finished after 63 minutes.


Insigne hit the post before he made it 2-0 after 77 minutes, to hand Parma, 11th last season, a first defeat on front of their new owner US billionaire Kyle Krause who purchased a 90 percent stake in the club during the week.


Nine-time reigning Serie A champions Juventus kick off their campaign against Sampdoria "in the presence of a 1,000 guests" in Turin later on Sunday.






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