Victor Osimhen nets his 100th club goal in easy Napoli win

Victor Osimhen nets his 100th club goal in easy Napoli win
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In a sensational display of football prowess, Victor Osimhen, the Nigerian forward for Napoli, reached a remarkable milestone by scoring his 100th club goal during tonight's game.

The exhilarating match saw Napoli dominate with a resounding 2-0 victory over Sassuolo at the iconic Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

The Super Eagles sensation has etched his name into this hallowed list by becoming the 13th Nigerian footballer to achieve the remarkable feat of scoring 100 club goals.

Osimhen Joins Elite Ranks: The 13th Nigerian to Achieve 100 Club Goals Milestone

Victor Osimhen's latest feat of scoring his 100th club goal has propelled him into an exclusive group of Nigerian football legends. With this accomplishment, he cements his place alongside esteemed names.

List of Nigerians who have scored 100 club goals

  • Rashidi Yekini
  • Obafemi Martins
  • Yakubu Aiyegbeni
  • Nwankwo Kanu
  • Victor Agali
  • Odion Ighalo
  • Jonathan Akpoborie
  • Osaze Odemwingie
  • Ikechukwu Uche
  • John Utaka
  • Efan Ekoku
  • Victor Ikpeba

Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen scores his 100th club goal in dominant Napoli victory

With this triumph, Napoli has launched their season with two consecutive wins, and the outcome of tonight's match seemed never to be in question.

The Partenopei's dominance was evident from the start, as they seized control of the game and maintained their grip throughout.

The triumph also extended an impressive streak, with Napoli winning their Serie A home opener for the eighth consecutive season.

Victor Osimhen's milestone moment

Victor Osimhen of SSC Napoli scores his 100th club goal
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The standout moment of the match arrived when Victor Osimhen stepped up to the penalty spot, earning his 100th club goal in style.

Osimhen's experience and finesse were on full display as he smashed the ball into the top corner of the net.

The forward's calculated run-up, during which he gauged the goalkeeper's position, demonstrated his tactical acumen, transforming Napoli's pressure into a well-deserved lead.

DI LORENZO doubles the delight

The celebration continued for Napoli as they secured their second goal of the night, courtesy of DI LORENZO.

A fresh injection of talent came in the form of Kvaratskhelia, who masterfully set up Di Lorenzo for a precise shot across the goal.

The ball nestled into the far corner, leaving the goalkeeper with no chance. Kvaratskhelia's instant impact epitomized Napoli's depth and versatility.

Osimhen's sensational 100 club goals: A striker's remarkable journey

The Serie A golden boot winner's innate goal-scoring prowess has been consistently on display throughout his career, as evidenced by his impressive tally of 100 club goals amassed over a span of 193 appearances.

Notably, his time with Napoli has been particularly fruitful, with the forward contributing a remarkable 62 goals in just 103 matches.

His journey also includes a productive spell at Lille in France's Ligue 1, where he found the back of the net 18 times in 38 appearances.

Additionally, his stint at RSC Charleroi in Belgium showcased his adaptability, as he netted an impressive 20 goals in 36 games, further solidifying his reputation as a versatile and formidable striker.

Last season, he has etched his name in history as the first African player to clinch the Serie A golden boot award.

This achievement not only solidifies his status as a top-tier striker but also adds a new chapter to African representation in European football.

Victor Osimhen's influence extended to breaking a 14-year jinx by becoming the first player since Zlatan Ibrahimovic to win both the Scudetto and the Capocannoniere in the same season.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

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