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Serie A: Why Osimhen didn’t take penalty in Napoli’s win over Leece — Garcia

Napoli manager Rudi Garcia has explained why Victor Osimhen didn’t take the penalty awarded his side in the 4-0 win against Leece.

Osimhen, who is Napoli’s regular penalty taker, passed up the responsibility for the second consecutive game following the TikTok video mocking his miss against Bologna.

“Not today, he (Osimhen) was not the first choice seeing as he didn’t start the game, but someone else handed it to Politano. In any case, I usually write a list so there is an order and no war over who takes a penalty,” Garcia said after the game.

“Here it feels like the reverse, they are in a race to hand the ball over to someone else, I think I like it better that way!”

The 24-year-old scored for the Serie A champions.

The Nigerian forward took the place of Giovanni Simeone after the break and scored the Partenopei’s second goal in the 51st minute.