Victor Osimhen reached double figure for goals in Serie A after scoring twice in Napoli’s 4-1 victory at Spezia on Saturday.
Osimhen netted a brace — his first for the club — in the first-half to give Gennaro Gattuso’s side a 3-0 lead after Piotr Zieliński had opened the scoring.
After a difficult start to life at Sao Paulo Stadium, the Nigeria international is beginning to justify his €80m transfer fee to Gli Azzurri.
The Nigerian got his first of the afternoon on 23 minutes, finding the bottom corner after latching onto Zieliński’s delightful through ball.
Victor Osimhen last 8 games for Napoli:
vs Crotone ⚽️
vs Juventus ❌
vs Sampdoria ⚽️
vs Inter ❌
vs Lazio ⚽️
vs Torino ⚽️
vs Cagliari ⚽️
vs Spezia ⚽️⚽️🅰️
Finally showing what he is capable of. 21/22 is gonna be a huge season for him! 🔵🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/Hve6BpIr5k
— Football Talent Scout – Jacek Kulig (@FTalentScout) May 8, 2021
A minute before the break, the former Wolfsburg man chested down Lorenzo Insigne’s freekick before smashing the ball into the roof of the net from close range to increase his Serie A tally to ten goals for the season and extend his scoring run to four matches.
Victor Osimhen’s game by numbers vs. Spezia:
24 total touches
3 shots [2 on target]
3 fouls won
A direct hand in 3 of Napoli’s 4 goals. 🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/IxNPCjW602
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) May 8, 2021
Roberto Piccoli pulled one back with a tap-in in the 64th minute after the ball broke to him.
But with eleven minutes left to play, Osimhen set up Hirving Lozano with a square pass to score and put the game beyond the hosts.