In a remarkable feat, Nigerian sensation Victor Osimhen etched his name in football history after reaching a monumental milestone by scoring his 100th club career goal in Napoli’s exhilarating encounter against Sassuolo on Sunday.
The Super Eagles star’s prolific performance paved the way for Napoli’s triumphant start to the new campaign.
Osimhen, celebrated for his innate goal-scoring prowess, has consistently delivered over the years, amassing an impressive tally of 100 club goals across 192 appearances.
His spell at Napoli has been a crescendo of success, with the forward contributing a staggering 61 goals in 102 matches.
Beyond Italy’s borders, Osimhen made his mark in the French Ligue 1, netting 18 times in 38 appearances for Lille, and further solidifying his legacy with 20 goals in 36 games while donning the jersey of RSC Charleroi in Belgium.
The 24-year-old dynamo seamlessly picked up where he left off from the previous season, delivering a standout performance in Napoli’s season opener with a brilliant brace.
Continuing their spirited title defense, Napoli faced another task against Sassuolo at the revered Stadio Maradona.
The encounter was an enthralling spectacle, with Napoli ultimately emerging victorious with a resounding 2-0 triumph.
The opening half was characterized by an unyielding Sassuolo defense, yet Napoli’s relentless pursuit bore fruit with Osimhen’s early penalty.
With the poise and precision, Osimhen calmly converted the penalty just 16 minutes into the game, putting Napoli in the driver’s seat.
Napoli’s victory was further sealed by Di Lorenzo’s masterful strike in the 64th minute, punctuating a compelling team performance.
This commanding win marked Napoli’s continued dominance, following their earlier triumph against Frosinone in the Serie A opener.
Sassuolo, on the other hand, faced a challenging sequence of events, suffering back-to-back defeats in Serie A.