Osimhen replicates AC Milan great George Weah's feat after goal against SampdoriaPublished: January 08, 2023
Italian Serie A table toppers Napoli got back to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Sampdoria at the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris (Genova) on Sunday evening.
The Parthenopeans had seen their unbeaten start to the season come to an end after they were beaten 1-0 by Inter Milan on January 4, 2023.
Victor Osimhem turned home a cross from Mário Rui onto the near post to break the deadlock in the nineteenth minute.
In the 82nd minute, Elmas converted a spot kick to double the advantage after a handball in the area.
According to the statisticians at OPTA, Osimhen has become only the second African player to score ten or more goals in three different Serie A seasons, following in the footsteps of the legendary AC Milan striker and 1995 Ballon d'Or winner George Weah.
Weah netted 11 goals in his maiden season in the Serie A, 13 the following season and ten in the 1997-1998 campaign.
Osimhen also registered double-digits in three consecutive seasons, scoring 10 goals in 24 matches in 2020-2021, 14 in 27 matches last term and 10 in thirteen matches so far this season.
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