Osimhen scores first Serie A hat-trick as Napoli extend lead

Victor Osimhen scored his first Serie A hat-trick as Napoli thrashed Sassuolo. Nigeria forward Osimhen, 23, struck twice in the first 19 minutes before dinking in his third following Khvicha Kvaratskhelia’s goal.

The duo have recorded 16 goals and 11 assists between them this season in all competitions.

The victory extends Napoli’s club-record winning run to 13 games.

Osimhen was out for over a month with a thigh injury but has scored six goals in his last four matches across all competitions since his return.

Kvaratskhelia, whose own prolific form continues, provided the assist for Osimhen’s first two goals – a stabbed effort from close range after a sublime touch and a poke into the bottom corner from Kvaratskhelia’s cut-back – before the Georgia forward netted one of his own, his eighth of the season.

Osimhen rounded off the rout with a chip over the keeper, Napoli’s 50th goal across Serie A and the Champions League this season as they continue their hunt for a first league title in 32 years.

Credit: bbc.com


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