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Osimhen scores as Napoli win first Serie A title in 33 years

BY Jonathan Ledger


Victor Osimhen, Super Eagles striker, was on target as Napoli were crowned Serie A champions on Thursday night.

The 24-year-old former Lille striker scored the equalizer in their 1-1 draw at Udinese as Napoli became Serie A champions for the first time in 33 years.

Sandi Lovric had given Udinese the lead on 13 minutes as Napoli looked set to delay their title celebrations again.


Osimhen, on a three-match goal drought, equalized for Napoli in the 52nd minute with a well-placed shot from a loose ball in the area to score his 22nd league goal of the season.

The masked striker, who topped the league’s goalscoring chart, became the African with the highest number of goals in a Serie A season, beating the 21 goals scored by Samuel Eto’o for Inter Milan in the 2010/2011 season.

Osimhen’s equalizer is also his 46th goal in Serie A in his third season, equalling the record for the all-time African highest goalscorer in the league held by George Weah.


The draw means Napoli have an unassailable 80 points from 33 matches, 16 points ahead of second-placed Lazio with five matches left to play in the season.

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