The Super Eagles striker came on in the second half and had an immediate impact as Napoli moved just two points off the Champions League place
Victor Osimhe scored his third goal in five league games and his sixth in 19 league matches as Napoli thrashed Lazio 5-2 in their Serie A encounter at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.
After a slow start due to injuries and coronavirus, Osimhen is now showing the form that made Napoli paid a club and African record fee for his services. The Nigerian international now has four goals contributions in his last five league games for Gli Azzurri.
Napoli got off to a perfect start on Thursday night when Lorenzo Insigne put them ahead from the penalty spot in the sixth minute.
Matteo Politano then made it 2-0 six minutes, firing a low shot past Pepe Reina in Lazio’s goal. Insigne’s second of the game in the 53rd minute made it three for Gennaro Gattuso’s men before Dries Mertens scored a beauty to give the home side a four-goal lead.
Lazio gave themselves little hope of a comeback after Ciro Immobile and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic strikes halved the deficit.
But Osimhen, who came on in the 74th minute, killed all hopes of a potential comeback as he scored Napoli’s fifth in the 80th minute.
The result takes Napoli just two points behind Atalanta and Juventus in the race for the top four.