Mexican Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano warmed up the bench throughout the game in Napoli’s victory


Mexican midfielder Hirving 'Chucky' Lozano with Napoli.

Mexican midfielder Hirving 鈥楥hucky鈥 Lozano with Napoli.

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The Mexican midfielder Hirving 鈥淐hucky鈥 Lozano stayed on the bench the entire game in which his club, Napoli, strung together their second consecutive victory in Serie A, this time at home 2-1 against Udinese.

At the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium (formerly San Paolo) Napoli came from behind the first goal scored by striker Gerard Deulofeu. The Spanish former FC Barcelona made a shot placed from the front.

Then the figure of Victor Osimhen emerged. The Nigerian scored the tie with a great header after a foul charged by the Portuguese Mario Rui who left it in the center of the rival area.

The entry of the Belgian Dries Mertens gave a boost to a Napoli that dominated the match. Finally at minute 62 again attacker Osimhen, by far the best player of the 鈥楶artenopei鈥scored the go-ahead with a shot from the small area.

Udinese was left without a player at 82鈥 after the expulsion of Spaniard Pablo Mari for a tough tackle on Pole Piotr Zielinski, so their chances of tying the game were reduced.

Those from the south of Italy reach 63 points and continue in the fight for the Italian Serie A, dominated by AC Milan.

Devaluation of Chucky Lozano

Despite being an important piece in coach Luciano Spalleti鈥檚 approach, the Chucky Lozano has seen how this season his market value has been in sharp decline.

The most expensive contract in the history of Napoli has suffered several injuries that have reduced its continuity and that have also forced him not to be present in some calls with El Tri.

In 2019 when the then coach of the Neapolitans, Carlo Ancelotti, asked for it for his project, it had a value of $48 million and currently the specialized website transfer market rate it at $33 million.

So far this season, Lozano has only been able to score five goals and provide three assists in 30 games between Serie A, Europa League and the Italian Cup.

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