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Soccer News of Thursday, 19 January 2023


Osimhen: Super Eagles striker only behind Haaland, Lewandowski among prolific strikers in Europe

Victor Osimhen, Erling Haaland Victor Osimhen, Erling Haaland

Super Eagles and Napoli striker Victor Osimhen continues to make name for himself in Europe with his brilliant goal-scoring form for the Naples-based club this season.

Recent stats as per Whoscored show that only Manchester United's Erling Haaland and Barcelona's Robert Lewandowski are the two strikers with a better goal-per-minute ratio than the Napoli forward.

Osimhen has managed 12 Serie A goals in 14 appearances for Napoli in the current campaign.

The 24-year-old has also recorded 4 assists for Luciano Spalletti's side bringing his total goals contribution in the league to 16.

The Super Eagles striker only needed 1,163 minutes of action to smash in 12 goals for the Parthenopean who are on course to win their first Scudetto title since 1990.

Osimhen is averaging a goal every 96.9 minutes as per Whoscored - only Haaland (66.7) and Lewandowski (89.1) have a better goal record this season.

This means Osimhen has beaten PSG's Kylian Mbappe who was ahead of the Nigerian international in the previous list.

Osimhen hit a brace as Napoli thumped Juventus 5-1 in their last Serie A encounter last week.