Victor Osimhen scores 100th Career goal, breaks record in Napoli’s 0-2 win over Sassuolo

Nigeria international Victor Osimhen is putting in his best performances since his arrival at Napoli and is determined to finish the season as the top scorer in the Serie A. 

The 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup Golden Boot winner netted his eighteen goal of the season in all competitions as Napoli defeated Sassuolo 2-0 at the  MAPEI Stadium – Città del Tricolore (Reggio nell’Emilia) on Friday night.

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia opened the scoring for Napoli with a brilliant solo goal in the 12th minute.

Osimhen doubled the advantage in the 32nd minute when he rifled the ball home from an almost impossible angle, 

He found himself with two defenders and scarcely had the space to shoot but caught everyone off guard including the Sassuolo goalkeeper Andrea Consigli when he produced a shot.

Football statisticians OPTA have confirmed that Osimhen is the first Napoli player able to score in seven matches in a row in the Serie A in the three points for a win era since the 1994-1995 season.

The goal also was his 100th career goal as for the clubs he has represented since he started his professional

Osimhen looked a little bit tired and was replaced by Giovanni Simeone with five minutes left on the clock.

Napoli sit eighteen points clear of Inter Milan in the provisional Serie A standings. 

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