Italian side Napoli has won an appeal to reduce Victor Osimhen’s two-match ban. 

Osimhen was given a red card after he hit out at Venezia player Daan Heymans during the opening game of the season. The Nigerian was handed a two-match suspension, ruling him out of both the trip to Genoa and Juventus clash.

The 22-year-old is now available to face Juventus this Saturday after his ban was halved.

The club had argued he lashed out in reaction to Heymans and did not ‘punch’ the player, as was suggested by the original disciplinary commission report.

Napoli have won both their Serie A matches so far this season, whereas Juventus have just one point from two rounds.


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