Victor Osimhen scores his 100th career goal as Napoli crush Sassuolo

Victor Osimhen scores his 100th career goal as Napoli crush Sassuolo

Victor Osimhen on Friday night grabbed his 100th career goal to help Napoli crush Sassuolo during their Italian Serie A clash at the Stadio CittΓ  del Tricolore.Victor Osimhen scores his 100th career goal as Napoli crush Sassuolo

Napoli controlled 67% of the possession in the first half and quickly took a two-goal lead into the interval courtesy of goals from Kvaratskhelia and Osimhen.

The first goal from the Napoli winger – Kvaratskhelia was a display of tremendous skill as he grabbed the ball close to the halfway line before sprinting into the Sassuolo box and fired his effort into the bottom corner.

Moments afterwards, Lauriente believed he had leveled for Sassuolo, but the post denied him. Osimhen then went on to double their lead from a tight angle.

The Super Eagles forward scored in the 33rd minute of the match by beating Sassuolo goalkeeper Consigli at his near post, just minutes after hitting the post.

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The Nigerian player appeared to have been pushed wide, but he surprised Consigli to extend Napoli’s lead.

Games taken to reach 100 goals:

Osimhen – 197
Messi – 210
Drogba – 236
Ibrahimovic – 245
Ronaldo – 301

Moving like a legend

Victor Osimhen have now scored for the seventh Serie A game in a row, the first Napoli player to ever do so. His 18th goal in Serie A this season.

The 24-year-old has now produced 100 goals altogether, including 15 for the Super Eagles, 47 for Napoli, 18 for Lille, and 20 for Charleroi.

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After 23 games, Napoli’s advantage at the top of the standings has grown to 18 points with the 2-0 victory.

The league leaders Napoli have now gone five games without losing, winning all five of their most recent Serie A games against Salernitana, Roma, Spezia, Cremonese, and now Sassuolo.

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