Italy - Napoli: Victor Osimhen best Nigerian striker in Serie A history

Victor Osimhen
Italy - Napoli: Victor Osimhen best Nigerian striker in Serie A history

Napoli made a great operation this Saturday. The Partenopei went to win on the lawn of Atalanta (2-1) thanks to Victor Osimhen. The latter took the opportunity to write a beautiful page of history.

Victor Osimhen is in great shape. After his hat-trick last weekend, the striker scored again against Atalanta. A goal that was highly decisive: first because it allows Napoli to consolidate its leadership (35 pts) ahead of Milan (29 pts), then because thanks to this achievement, Osimhen becomes the best Nigerian striker in the history of the Italian championship with 32 pts.

Victor Osimhen is now ahead of Simy Nwankwo. The latter has scored 31 goals in Serie A. He now plays for Benevento in Serie B. On the last step of the podium, we find Obafemi Martins who scored a total of 28 goals for Inter Milan. For this 2022-2023 season, Osimhen is so far the top scorer in the Italian league with 9 goals.

Osimhen man of the match and result

However, against Atalanta, things could have taken a completely different turn for the 23-year-old striker. The Dea opened the score by Lookman (19th), another Nigerian, on a penalty conceded by Osimhen. The former Lille player, offended by this fact of play, equalized with a header four minutes later, before delivering a decisive pass to Elmas in the 35th.

Osimhen then left his teammates in the 75th minute. His coach Luciano Spalletti justified the substitution. "He was a little tired, in my opinion, but he put in his effort and did what he had to do," said his coach Luciano Spalletti, praising Atalanta's "very big game". Napoli, which is chasing an Italian championship since 1990 and a title won thanks to Diego Maraddona, will be able to count on its Nigerian striker to overcome the Indian sign.

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