Osimhen Equals Salah, Eto’o, Weah Serie A Record With Two Goals Against Udinese
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By Our Correspondent
Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen’s two goals against Udinese on Sunday have brought him at par in the Italian Serie 6 history book with Mohamed Salah, Samuel Eto’o and George Weah
Osimehn scored twice on Sunday as the title-chasing Napoli came from behind to beat Udinese as the former Lille stat scored his 11 league of the season.
Gerard Deulofeu’s first-half strike edged Udinese ahead at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, before Osimhen came to the fore after the interval.
That makes Osimhen the first Nigerian to achieve double figures in two consecutive Serie A seasons, while he became just the fourth African player to achieve the feat in the Italian top flight, after Weah for Milan, Eto’o for Inter and Salah for Roma.
The 23-year-old labelled the victory as essential in the hunt for Napoli’s first Scudetto since the 1989-90 season.
“The atmosphere was incredible. We had a good reaction after the first half. It was essential to win and I thank the fans for their support,” he told DAZN.
“We have to believe we can win the league. There are still eight games and we have to continue like this.”
Napoli will look to continue their title charge after the international break when they visit top-four chasers Atalanta.