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Victor Osimhen Risks Top Scorer Award As Another Striker Gets Close in Serie A Golden Boot Race
- Napoli's Victor Osimhen leads the Serie A goal scoring chart but Lautaro Martinez is closing the gap
- The Inter Milan striker netted in his side’s win over Atalanta in their penultimate game of the season
- Martinez has now taken his tally to 21, two behind Osimhen, whose team has already won Serie A
Inter Milan forward, Lautaro Martinez was on the score sheet as his side registered a 3-2 win over Atalanta on Saturday.
The Argentine has now netted 21 league goals this season as he closes in on Victor Osimhen in the race for the Serie A top scorer award.
The Nigerian international has so far netted 23 league goals this campaign, helping Napoli claim the Scudetto for the first time in over three decades.
Martinez was on the score sheet in the 77th minute, putting his side 3-1 up before Atalanta got their second off an own goal by Andre Onana.
Inter have played their 37th match of the season as they prepare to play their final match against Torino next weekend.
Osimhen has a chance to extend his tally as Napoli travel to Bologna on Sunday. He already won the record as the highest-scoring African player in a season. The Nigerian has also smashed the record as the highest-scoring African player ever in the Italian Serie A.
Smalling reveals Osimhen's toughness
Sports Brief also reported on former Manchester United defender, Chris Smalling stating Osimhen is difficult to defend against.
The AS Roma defender had some embarrassing moments in Italy in 30 league appearances for Jose Mourinho’s side this season.
According to the former England national team defender, Osimhen is difficult to stop because of his sheer speed and strength.
Osimhen sparks Bayern Munich rumours
Sports Brief earlier reported that Osimhen could be set to leave Napoli this summer after helping the club to their first Serie A title since the 1989/90 season.
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The Nigerian joined the Italians from French club, Lille in 2020. It took him time to settle in Italy, but his exploits this season have made him a fan favourite.
German newspaper, BILD has published a picture of the under-17 world champion in Berlin, fuelling speculation that he could be joining Bayern Munich.