The 24-year-old striker scored two wonderful goals to help Napoli get off the mark in their first title defence in 33 seasons. It was also his announcement to the rest of the league that he was not planning to hand over the Capocannoniere at the end of the season.
🇳🇬Victor Osimhen just fired this rocket goal to open new Serie A season. pic.twitter.com/M8tRkWDbWm
— FAST TRACK 🇳🇬 (@FastTrackNaija) August 19, 2023
Napoli will face Sassuolo in their second game of the 2023/24 season and fans are expecting more Victor Osimhen goals in the game.
Victor Osimhen goals in Napoli vs Sassuolo
How many Victor Osimhen goals in Serie A?
There are 52 officially recorded Victor Osimhen goals in the Italian Serie A in 84 officially recorded games.
While this is impressive – and the largest number by an African player in Italy’s top flight – his total goal involvement for the Partnopei in the Italian top flight is even more impressive.
Adding his 13 assists for the club to the figures, Osimhen will have 65 goal involvements in 84 games. These numbers are more than any player has been able to produce since the AFCON 2023 qualifiers' top scorer moved to Italy in 2020 from LOSC Lille in France.
His favourite opponents to score against are Bologna, Sampdoria, Udinese, Spezia and of course, Sassuolo.
How many Victor Osimhen goals in Napoli vs Sassuolo?
There are 61 officially recorded Victor Osimhen goals for Napoli in 101 officially recorded appearances. If we count friendlies and off-season games, the striker would be closer to seventy goals in total.
Against Napoli’s Serie A 2023/24 matchday 2 opponents, Sassuolo, Osimhen has bagged five goals in six games. He scored in only three of those games but a spectacular hattrick on matchday 12 of Napoli’s title-winning 2022/23 season boosted his numbers against the Neroverdi.
Victor Osimhen for me is one of the best strikers on the world 💚🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/gVXI1gqbEg
— Frank Khalid OBE (@FrankKhalidUK) August 26, 2023
Best Victor Osimhen goals in Napoli vs Sassuolo
As stated earlier, Victor Osimhen goals for Napoli against Sassuolo total five. Many expect him to add to that tally when both teams face on matchday 2 of the 2023/24 Italian Serie A season. Here are the five Victor Osimhen goals against Sassuolo.
Matchday 35 21/22 – Napoli 6-1 Sassuolo
Napoli came close to winning the 2021/22 Serie A title but a couple of slipups in the second half of the season saw the two Milan clubs overtake them to finish first (AC Milan) and second (Inter Milan).
Napoli would finish in third place that season, but thanks to Victor Osimhen goals, they would finish with the third most goals in the league that season.
The Partenopei hosted the Neroverdi on matchday 35 of that season and did not make the Diego Armando Maradona stadium friendly for them. Osimhen powered in a bullet header for Napoli’s second of the afternoon.
It was the first time that Napoli had scored four goals in the first half of a Serie A game.
Matchday 12 22/23 – Napoli 4-0 Sassuolo
Victor Osimhen scored a wonderful hattrick in this game to take his tally to eight goals in the Serie A after 12 matches.
At that point, everyone knew that he would be the player to beat to the Capocannoniere award that season. It was also his first Serie A hat trick for Napoli, and only a header was missing from the collection to make it a perfect hattrick.
Matchday 23 22/23 – Sassuolo 0-2 Napoli
Victor Osimhen and his partner in crime, Kvicha Kvaratskhelia, once again downed Sassuolo but this time, it was at the home of the Neroverdi. Both of them had put in a similar performance in matchday 12 earlier in the season.
Victor Osimhen Vs Sassuolo. What a goal 🥅😳😳.
Napoli won 2-0 and it’s another one from our Naija boy. pic.twitter.com/cD14tJGI2D
— President Eniola Daniel (@UnlimitedEniola) February 17, 2023
The goal was Osimhen’s 19th goal of the season. He finished with 26 to become the first African to win the top scorer award in Italian football.
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