Again, Osimhen towers high in new career milestone

Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen continued his goal-scoring form for Italian side Napoli as he scored for the seventh consecutive league match as they defeated Sassuolo 2-0 to further put the title closer to them.

Chasing a record of becoming the first Napoli Player to score in 7 straight Serie A games after equalling Gonzalo Higuain’s record of 6 against Cremonese last weekend, the attacker started his 18th league game of the season.

After an electrifying start to the encounter, the visitors took the lead via the boots of Georgian start Kvaratskhelia as he made a mesmerizing solo run before beating the goalkeeper to make it 1-0 after just twelve minutes.

Osimhen then came close to doubling his side’s lead as he controlled superbly with his chest before taking out two players but his curling left footer struck the post much to the frustration of the away fans present.

The Nigerian was however not to be denied three minutes after the half-hour mark as he showed plenty of power in-between two players before beating to the goalkeeper to his near post for 2-0.

The visitors, however, failed to score in the second period before Osimhen was withdrawn with an injury scare six minutes from time with Napoli opening up an 18-point lead over second-place Inter Milan.

With his strike against Sassuolo, the 24-year-old has now scored 100 career goals in 197 games, quicker than Argentine legend Lionel Messi (210), Didier Drogba (236), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (245), and Ronaldo (301) games.