Osimhen scored in midweek to help Napoli to their first Scudetto in 33 years, and he put up another big performance against Fiorentina
Napoli won their first Scudetto in 33 years after their 1-1 draw at Udinese. Prolific Nigeria striker Osimhen scored the goal that won the Serie A. Asides from winning them the Serie A, the goal also broke Samuel Eto’o’s record of 21 goals in a single Serie A season.
Nonetheless, the Partenopeans were looking to take the party to Naples with the hope of a victory against Fiorentina to make it sweeter.
Victor Osimhen equaled Weah’s record of 46 goals in Serie A last time out, and he was looking to score one more to become the highest-scoring African in the league’s history.
Fiorentina were the better team from the start, creating chances, but they could not find the net. However, Napoli soon grew into the game and started creating chances. Osimhen could have scored in the 35th minute, but his header just went high over the bar. He also had a big chance just before halftime, but his shot just went wide.
Napoli started the second half better than they did the first, and they reaped the rewards early. They won a penalty after Sofyan Amrabat conceded a foul in the box. Osimhen decided to take the penalty, but Pietro Terracciano guessed his intentions and denied him with a fine save.
In the 64th minute, Osimhen nearly scored again, as he struck a chip with only the goalkeeper left, but the ball only grazed the bar. Nonetheless, the Manchester United linked star was not to be denied on the day.
Napoli won a penalty in the 72nd minute. And this time, Osimhen made no mistake, dispatching the ball calmly into the net to put Napoli in front and also become the highest-scoring African in Serie A history with 47 goals.
Osimhen was taken off for Giovanni Simeone in the 78th minute, and he was given a standing ovation. The game ended 1-0 in favor of Napoli.