The two Nigerian forwards have been painting the Italian top-flight red with goals week in and week out but the Napoli man could take some catching
Victor Osimhen scored twice on Sunday to power Napoli to a fine 3-0 win away to Spezia in what is the league leader’s 18th victory of the Italian Serie A campaign.
Nigerian attacker, Ademola Lookman had looked like the only striker who can keep up with the goalscoring consistency of Osimhen in Italy this term, with the Atalanta ace finding the back of the net 12 times.
And a few days ago, the former Leicester City forward voiced his conviction that he would outscore Osimhen by the end of the season.
But Osimhen has not taken the challenge lightly as he extended his lead at the goals chart to four following his brace at the Stadio Alberto Picco.
Victor Osimhen & Khvicha Kvaratskhelia again the stars of the show for Napoli as Serie A leaders won 3-0 at Spezia to extend their advantage to 16 points.— Oluwashina Okeleji (@oluwashina) February 5, 2023
Khvicha put Napoli ahead from the spot before Osimhen netted twice, taking his league tally to 16.pic.twitter.com/e3c9ODRpba
After Khvicha Kvaratskhelia handed Napoli the lead from the penalty spot minutes into the second half, Osimhen rose high to nod in his first of the afternoon in the 68th minute.
The Super Eagles striker added the third goal of the match five minutes later to take his tally for the season to 16 league goals.
16 – Victor #Osimhen is only the 4th player in Napoli history able to score at least 16 goals in the first 21 Serie A games of the season, after Luis Vinicio (1955/56), Edinson Cavani (2012/13) and Gonzalo Higuaín (2015/16). King.#SpeziaNapoli— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) February 5, 2023
With his double against Spezia, Osimhe joins Luis Vinicio, Edinson Cavani, and Gonzalo Higuaín in becoming the fourth Napoli player to score 16 goals in the first 21 Serie A games of a season.