Osimhen’s Goal Gift Napoli First Serie A Title In 33 Years


Victor Osimhen scored a second half equalizer against Udenise to hand Napoli their third Scudetto title for the first time in 33 years.

The Nigerian had failed to find the net in three Serie A games, but broke that drought in the most decisive match, cancelling out Sandi Lovric’s opener for Udinese.

The Partenopei needed just a point to secure the title tonight and Osimhen was just at the right position to meet the rebound from a saved Kvicha Kvaratskhelia strike.

Unfortunately, he was celebrating so wildly with teammates and thousands of travelling fans that he accidentally broke the trademark protective mask.

He wasn’t without it for long, as a spare was fetched by staff on the touchline.

Meanwhile, back at the Stadio Maradona, 50,000 packed into the empty stadium to watch the game on big screens and they erupted when the final whistle was blown.

The Nigerian has now equalled George Weah’s record for the Highest African Goalscorer in Serie A with 46 goals.

He has also broken Samuel Eto’o record for the Most Goals Scored by an African Player in a Single Serie A Season with 22 goals.


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