This is just his third season with Napoli but Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen has already earned legendary status for himself.
On Friday night, Osimhen scored one of the goals in Napoli’s 2-0 away win over Sassuolo to take his tally in the league to 18 goals in 19 Serie A games.
It was Khvicha Kvaratskhelia who opened the scoring for Napoli at the MAPEI Stadium on Friday night with a brilliant solo goal in the 12th minute.
Osimhen doubled the advantage with a beautiful finish in the 32nd minute when he trolled the ball home from an almost unattainable angle.
The 24- year old found himself crowded between 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.
Apart from sealing triumph for Napoli with his sensational strike, Osimhen according to AFLM Correspondent, became the first player in his club’s history to score in seven successive Serie A games.
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.
While he’s turning heads across Europe with his goal scoring prowess, Osimhen has always had the attribute of a productive scorer even as a teenager.
At the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup, Osimhen was the Golden Boot winner with a record 10 goals for the all-conquering Golden Eaglets team.
With 18 points clear of second-placed Inter Milan in the provisional Serie A standings, Osimhen and his Napoli teammates could wrap up the Scudettto earlier than ever with their ruthless displays week in and week out.