Ola Aina and his fellow defenders at Torino will certainly be engrossed on how to stop Victor Osimhen when they host Napoli in a Serie A fixture today [Saturday].
While their Scudetto challenge is effectively over, Napoli will seek to secure their grip on third place when they visit mid-table Torino at the Stadio Olimpico.
Osimhen last weekend equalled his personal scoring record within a single league season after netting in Napoli’s 6-1 win over Sassuolo at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.
He has a very good scoring record against the lowly Serie A outfits with the striker who has 13 goals in 24 appearances for Napoli this term shinning when meeting such sides.
Osimhen, since moving to Europe during the 2016/17 season, has scored 48 league goals from 114 appearances in his career but failed to score in 14 Bundesliga ties for Wolfsburg.
The Nigerian attacker struck the back of the net twelve times after playing 25 matches in the Belgian First Division A in the colours of Sporting Charleroi during the 2018/19 campaign.
Osimhen then found his way to LOSC Lille the following season where the Super Eagles talisman became an instant success after striking 13 goals in 27 appearances in the French Ligue 1.
He linked up with Napoli in September 2020 from Lille but despite his injury travails and Covid-19 issues, he scored ten goals and provided three assists in 24 Serie A games last term.
Osimhen has 23 goals in 48 overall league appearances for Napoli, 21 of those against small sides while scoring once each in matches against Atalanta and Lazio, two relatively top-6 outfits.
He has 65 club career goals in 149 fixtures, netting 27 times in 59 games for Napoli, 18 goals in 38 matches for Lille, 20 times in 36 outings for Charleroi and none in 16 appearances for Wolfsburg.
By Oluyemi Ogunseyin
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