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Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, scored his first ever Italian Serie A hat-trick as Napoli thrashed Sassuolo to maneuver six factors clear on the prime of the league.
The Nigerian worldwide Osimhen, 23, struck twice within the first 19 minutes earlier than dinking in his third following Khvicha Kvaratskhelia’s objective.
The duo have recorded 16 targets and 11 assists between them this season in all competitions.
The victory extends Napoli’s club-record profitable run to 13 video games.
Osimhen was out for over a month with a thigh harm however has scored six targets in his final 4 matches throughout all competitions since his return.
Kvaratskhelia, whose personal prolific type continues, supplied the help for Osimhen’s first two targets – a stabbed effort from shut vary after a chic contact and a poke into the underside nook from Kvaratskhelia’s cut-back – earlier than the Georgia ahead netted one in all his personal, his eighth of the season.
Osimhen rounded off the rout with a chip over the keeper, Napoli’s fiftieth objective throughout Serie A and the Champions League this season as they proceed their hunt for a primary league title in 32 years.
Before the sport Napoli paid tribute to membership legend Diego Maradona, who would have turned 62 years outdated at the moment.
The Argentine nice, who additionally performed for Barcelona, Sevilla and Boca Juniors, made 257 appearances for the Italian aspect, profitable two Serie A titles and a UEFA Cup in 1989.
Napoli’s present 13-match profitable run additional surpasses the earlier document of 11 straight wins set by Maradona’s aspect in 1986, the season by which he captained Napoli to their first ever league title.