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Martinez Closes In On Osimhen In Serie A Golden Boot Race

Martinez Closes In On Osimhen In Serie A Golden Boot Race

Argentina forward Lautaro Martinez closed in on Victor Osimhen in the race for the Serie A top scorer this season, after scoring in Inter’s 3-2 win against Atalanta on Saturday.

Martinez now has 21 goals this season and his two goals short of Osimhen who has 23.

The Argentine scored Inter’s third goal in the 77th minute to put them 3-1 ahead before Atalanta got their second off an own goal by Andre Onana.

The game was Inter’s 37th of the season and their last fixture is away to Torino next Sunday.


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Meanwhile, Osimhen has the chance to stretch his lead in the golden boot race if he score in Napoli’s away tie against Bologna later today (Sunday, May 28).

He has already set the record for the highest-scoring African player ever in the Italian Serie A with 47 goals, overtaking the legendary George Weah.

Also, he broke Samuel Eto’o’s record as the African with the highest tally in a season, when he scored goal that clinched the title in Napoli’s 1-1 draw at Udinese.

The goal against Udinese saw Osimhen net his 22nd this season to overtake Eto’o who bagged 21 in the 2010/11 league campaign.

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  • Muda FK 4 months ago

    All eyes on Osimhen. Meanwhile, how many more league matches remaining

    • Lord AMO 4 months ago

      One more after today.  Meanwhile Victor got himself a brace so am excellent response to Martinez.  Victor leads the chart by 4 goals heading into the final round of matches

      • Akanlo Ede 4 months ago

        Your Lordship, Martinez can still catch up with Osihmen. For Nigeria, Awoniyi is superior to Osihmen.

        • Dong Su 4 months ago

          Mr Akanlo Ede, Do u have beef with Osimhen?? Who’s Awoniyi?? Lolz.. superior indeed. Anyways like Lord Amo said, Martinez will have to score at least 4 goals in d last game to beat Osimhen. So if u believe he can still beat Osimhen,den u are just unnecessarily hating. His brace against Bologna already sealed it bro.

        • Golden Child 4 months ago

          @ Akanlo Ede, what metric did you use to arrive at this conclusion?? Awoniyi is a decent striker but he is not in the league of Osimhen.

        • Akanlo Ede 4 months ago

          Of course Osimhen and Awoniyi play in different leagues. One plays in Italy, the plays in England. Lol

        • DiMastta 4 months ago

          Honestly, I quite agree with you. Super Eagles game play and style suits Awoniyi better.
          That’s why Awoniyi excelled in the youth teams and only stalled in the SE when the then coach played ultra defensive game style. Osimehn thrives more in space and counter attacks suit him.
          Awioniyi thrives more in ball possessive style of play.

          Under Poseiro who is pro attacking, Awoniyi would do far better, ceteris paribus.

          …Lautaro cannot catch the Super Negro capocannonieri. Forgerrit.

  • Nurudeen 4 months ago

    Osimhen will prevail. He did a great job since d inception of this season.