Victor Osimhen on Thursday night made history in the city of Naples when his goal ensured Napoli sealed 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 Udine was his 22nd goal in 28 league appearances and rightly caused bedlam among the massed ranks of away fans who took over Udine.
The Nigerian striker has had the best season of his career and been key to Napoli’s historic charge to glory, becoming, in the process, one of the most devastating centre forwards in in European football, banging in goals left and right.
Five more rounds of matches remain in Serie A, but Napoli are up to 80 points and guaranteed to finish the season as champions. Udinese move up to 12th with 43 points.
For months it has felt a question of when, not if, Napoli would end their 33-year Scudetto drought. Well now they have and it is fitting that they won it on the pitch, not while watching television.
Napoli have been head and shoulders above all rivals in Serie A this season, hence being able to secure the title with five games still remaining. They have scored the most goals and conceded the fewest, plus they have the division’s leading scorer and the player with the most assists. Complete domination.