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Osimhen’s goal helps Napoli win Serie A title after 33 years

Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen is now king of Naples as he scored the all-important goal which helped Napoli win the Serie A title for the first time in 33-years after playing out a 1-1 draw with Udinese on Thursday.

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Inching ever closer to their third Serie A title, Napoli could have actually won the crown had Lazio failed to beat Sassuolo at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday night.

Lazio beat Sassuolo 2-0 but Italy’s long-time league leaders are now champions for the first time in 33-years after claiming a draw against Udinese with five games left.

Osimhen and his team-mates at Napoli needed just one point against Udinese at the Dacia Arena so as to win this season’s Italian Serie A title and the Nigerian came to the party.

Fittingly, it was talisman, Osimhen with his 22nd league strike of the season who scored the goal to claim Napoli’s third Serie A crown after cancelling out Sandi Lovric’s opener.

Napoli’s number nine would not be denied as after Marco Silvestri palmed out Khvicha Kvaratskhelia’s low effort, Osimhen slammed home an equaliser seven minutes into the second half.

Osimhen thought he had made it 2-1 with 23 minutes remaining, only for the goal to be disallowed due to a foul in the build-up but the Nigerian is now a Serie A title holder with Napoli.

The 24-year-old would, however, not be the first Nigerian to win the Serie A title as Obafemi Martins was part of the Inter Milan squad that won the crown during the 2005/2006 season.



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