Victor Osimhen scored an equalizer against Udinese in the second with header. That goal helped Napoli win Serie A for the first time in 33 years.
After a scramble from a corner kick, the Nigerian Striker powered home a shot through the crowd to help Napoli hold on and clinch the Italian league title away from home in Udine.
Last Sunday, the Neapolitans put everything in place for a party at home against Salernitana. But the team fell short of victory despite Inter Milan defeating Lazio 3-1.
S.S.C. Napoli are now 16 points clear of second-placed S.S. Lazio with a maximum of 15 points to play for. Napoli cannot be mathematically matched or overtaken, in other words.
Victor Osimhen Breaks Serie A Record Held by Samuel Eto’o
Victor Osimhen scored his 22nd league goal of the season in the game, making him the Serie A top scorer. He hold the record for most goals by an African player in the Italian top flight in a single season. Previously, the illustrious Samuel Eto’o kept this record.
The Cameroonian icon scored 21 goals for Inter Milan in the 2010/11 season, as the club failed to defend the title it won the previous season under Jose Mourinho, losing to city rival AC Milan.
Osimhen has now tied Liberian legend George Weah. The record is the most goals scored in the Italian league by an African player with his 46th goal.
Victor Osimhen erupts in jubilation in the Napoli dressing room after the Partenopei won the Scudetto (Serie A title) with five games to spare.
The 24-year-old showed his excitement and turned up the heat with his teammates. He captured the moment on Instagram Live and sharing it with his fans.
The celebrations will undoubtedly continue this morning when the team returns to Naples, where thousands of fans await their victorious team.