Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen continues his impressive form as Napoli open 11-point gap at the top of Serie A with a late scare to beat Udinese 3-2 at the Diego Amando Maradona Stadium on Saturday afternoon, Abbeylivenetwork.com reports.
Osimhen opened scoring for Luciano Spalletti’s side in the 15th minute after he was teed up by Elf Elmas.
Piotr Zielinski and Elmas added two more goals for the home team.
Udinese pulled one back in the 79th minute through Macedonia’s Ilija Nestorovski. The forward fired home after substitute Isaac Success sent the ball his way using his chest. Three minutes later, they scored a second through Lazar Samardzic, who fired an effort from range into the back of the net to set up a grandstand finish.
Napoli held on to claim the win and are now only the second team after Juventus in 1949, 2005, 2013 and 2018 in Serie A history to win 13 of their first 15 matches in a season. Osimhen is the league’s leading marksman with nine goals in 11 league matches.
Osimhen was in action for the entire duration of the game.
The 23-year-old has now scored seven goals in his last six Serie A games.
The Nigeria international who missed an entire month of action due to injury is currently top of the Serie A scoring charts with nine goals.