Osimhen suspended in Italy

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Victor Osimhen has received a two-match ban following his red card in Napoli’s 2-0 home win against Venezia on Sunday.

The Nigeria international was sent off in the 23rd minute after striking out at Daan Heymans as they waited for a set play.

It has been described in the official report as ‘voluntarily striking an opposition player with a slap to the face while the ball was at a distance.’

The 22-year-old aside from getting a two-game ban, has also been fined €5,000 for his action.

The former Wolfsburg striker will now miss Serie A games against Genoa and Juventus.

He scored 10 goals in 24 league appearances for Napoli last season following his arrival from Ligue 1 club Lille.