Liverpool star, Mo Salah was not on target in the Reds narrow win over Norwich on Saturday, but he is the joint leading African top scorer in Europe this season.
The Egyptian leads the way alongside Super Eagles star, Victor Osimhen. The Lille striker scored his 13th league goal of the season last night, although it was not enough as Christophe Galtier’s suffered a 2-1 home loss to Marseille.
Victor Osimhen with his 13th league goal for Lille. He is now joint third highest goal scorer in the Ligue Un this season. pic.twitter.com/asvCehaNYK
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Osimhen’s 13th league goal means only Kylian Mbappé (15) and Wissam Ben Yedder (16) have scored more goals in the French top-flight this campaign.
Victor Osimhen has now scored 13 goals in Ligue 1 so far this season, only Kylian Mbappé (15) and Wissam Ben Yedder (16) have more.
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The 21-year-old now has 18 goals in all competitions for Les Dogues, and that draws him level with Salah as the leading Africans in Europe’s top five leagues this season.
Salah has 14 goals in the English Premier League while he also has an additional four in the Champions League this season.
Other Africans who are deadly in front of goal include Sadio Mane who has 16 goals in all competitions and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang who is just one shy of Salah and Osimhen.