Osimhen Potentially Eyeing Prestigious Serie A Record

Victor Osimhen scored again versus Empoli, bringing his Serie A tally to 19 goals. He has hit the net in all but one domestic game in 2023 with two braces. Therefore, he has found the target ten times already in the year. He leads the capocannoniere chart with a wide margin. The second and third-placed strikers, Lautaro Martinez and Ademola Lookman, are at 13 and 12 respectively.

The Nigerian striker has a shot at breaking the single-season record, Gianluca Di Marzio points out. Gonzalo Higuain and Ciro Immobile currently share it. They bagged 36 goals in 2015/2016 and 2019/2020. On the other hand, they were ahead of the Napoli star after 24 rounds. El Pipita had found the target 24 times, while the Azzurri staple 26.

Osimhen would get to 34 if he scored once in all the remaining Serie A tilts. He has to pick up his pace a little and net 18 goals in 14 matchdays. He has punished 13 different opponents so far: only Inter, Milan, Torino, Fiorentina, Lecce, and Lazio are left, La Gazzetta dello Sport relays. The marksman is 3 games shy of the longest scoring streak, which belongs to Gabriel Omar Batistuta, Fabio Quagliarella, and Cristiano Ronaldo, who all got to 11 bouts, Il Messaggero informs.

The forward has two factors working against him. He’d be in a better spot if he didn’t miss four weeks due to a thigh strain in Autumn. Secondly, Napoli have built an unprecedented 18-point lead over their rivals. They might save energy for the Champions League later in the season. They are on track to clinch the title on May 3rd with five fixtures to go.

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