A second successive double from Victor Osimhen earned Napoli a 2-1 comeback victory over Udinese on Saturday, shifting them stage on factors with Serie A leaders AC Milan.
Seeking to make it back-to-back league wins for the primary time since late January into early February, Napoli fell behind within the twenty second minute after Gerard Deulofeu arrowed a strike into the online.
The hosts appeared like a unique facet within the second half, nevertheless, and turned the match on its head as striker Osimhen backed up his double in final week’s 2-1 win at Hellas Verona with one other brace.
His first was a bullet header to stage the match seven minutes after the break, earlier than a intelligent near-post end 11 minutes later accomplished the turnaround.
Pablo Mari’s late pink card ended Udinese’s hopes of grabbing an equaliser on the Diego Armando Maradona stadium, as Napoli noticed out a vital win within the race for the Scudetto.
Osimhen’s brace takes his tally to 11 in 20 Serie A video games equaling Obafemi Martins’ aim file set through the 2004/05 season.
He additionally grew to become the primary Nigerian to attain in double figures in two consecutive Serie A campaigns having scored 10 objectives in 30 league appearances final season.
His brace equals the aim file set by different African gamers George Weah for AC Milan, Samuel Eto’o for Inter Milan, in addition to Mohamed Salah for AS Roma.
Since becoming a member of Napoli from Lille in an African file charge of €81m in 2020, the Nigerian in all competitions has discovered the online 25 instances in 55 appearances for Napoli, together with seven assists.
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