Victor Osimhen made history on Thursday night powering Napoli to win their first Serie A title after 33 years.
The Nigerian forward scored the decisive goal in the second half as Napoli came back from trailing to Sandi Lovric’s opener at half-time.
Osimhen’s title-deciding strike against Udinese was his 22nd goal in 28 league appearances this season in Serie A.
Injury slowed down the 24-year-old striker’s scoring rate but between returning from a thigh injury in mid-October and the recent round of African Cup of Nations qualifiers last month, he averaged a goal a game.
Over that period, Osimhen scored 23 times in 23 matches in all competitions, propelling Napoli to the brink of a historic Scudetto and becoming a bona fide fan idol even before he scored the goal that secured the title on Thursday.
Napoli’s Thursday win saw an end to a 33-year title drought, thanks to Osimhen’s title-winning strike which powered the team to glory, one that was last won in 1990.
Napoli are leading second-placed Lazio with 16 points, leaving them with a month-long parade between now and the end of the season.