Paul Onuachu netted his 13th goal of the season as Genk won 2-0 away to Anderlecht to extend Belgian league lead.
The lanky forward scored to continue his brilliant form in front of goal as he opened the scoring for Genk on Sunday and the 28-year-old is only bettered by Haaland in the whole of Europe.
In the game on Sunday, Onuachu opened the scoring for Genk after 19 minutes, lashing the ball into the bottom right corner after Daniel Munoz squared a simple pass to his feet.
The goal came just a minute after the Nigeria international had missed a big chance when he met a cross in the box and found space only to see his effort lack the right accuracy.
Ghanaian Paintsil then produced a great pass to locate Gerardo Arteaga inside the area , who then composed himself before rifling a low shot into the back of the net for a 2-0 lead eight minutes after the break.
It has been a great goalscoring run for Onuachu who seems unstoppable given he has only failed to score in one of his last eight games.
He has 13 goals to his name and currently leads the Jupiler Pro League Golden Boot race with Mario Gonzalez of Leuven second with 11.
Only Erling Haaland (18) has scored more league goals in Europe’s major leagues than the Nigeria international, whose tally is better than Robert Lewandowski, Kylian Mbappe and Christopher Nkunku the La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga leading scorers, on 12 apiece.
His form at Genk has seen him earn a recall back to the Nigerian squad ahead of Thursday’s friendly match against Portugal. Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro will have a tough time picking who to lead the line with the presence of the inform duo of Napoli’s Victor Osimhen and Terem Moffi of Lorient..
The victory sees Genk open up a 10-point lead at the top of the league on 46 points heading into the World Cup break.
Onuachu continues to break records in Belgium and he looks well on course to help Genk claim the title while retaining the Golden Boot Award.
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