Osimhen Becomes Nigeria’s Highest Goal Scorer In Serie A

ROME, ITALY – OCTOBER 23: Victor Osimhen of SSC Napoli celebrates after winning the Serie A match between AS Roma and SSC Napoli at Stadio Olimpico on October 23, 2022 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Matteo Ciambelli/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen was on the scoresheet on Saturday as he bagged his 32nd Serie A goal for Napoli to become Nigeria’s highest goal scorer in the Italian top flight league.

The Nigeria international who joined Napoli from Lille just over two years ago for an African record transfer fee recorded the landmark feat in the first half of Napoli’s 2-1 win over Atalanta in Bergamo.

His compatriot, Ademola Lookman, had shot the hosts into the lead from the penalty spot in the 19th minute after Osimhen handled the ball in the box, but he turned it around with a goal rising higher than La Dea’s defence line to head home the equaliser four minutes later.

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He broke away from Merih Demiral down the right and pulled it back for Eljif Elmas to take a touch and score from 10 yards in the 35th minute as Napoli fought back to win this top of the table showdown and go eight points clear.

Before the match against Atalanta, Osimhen was tied on the same number of goals (31) as Simy Nwankwo.

But with his goal on Saturday, the 23-year-old has surpassed the former Crotone hero.

Former Inter Milan striker, Obafemi Martins, scored 28 goals while Stephen Makinwa and Victor Nsofor bagged 16 and 14 goals respectively for Atalanta and Chievo Verona.

Source: Punch

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