Victor Osimhen: Hilarity as Napoli Star Attempts to Mend Net During Serie A Clash With Sassuolo

Victor Osimhen: Hilarity as Napoli Star Attempts to Mend Net During Serie A Clash With Sassuolo

Rene Otinga
updated at February 29, 2024 at 11:34 AM
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  • Victor Osimhen scored a hat-trick against Sassuolo
  • The Nigerian has five goals from his last three games
  • Osimhen also trended for a funny moment on the field

Victor Osimhen left fans in stitches on Wednesday evening after video captured the Super Eagles star showing off his inner handyman during Napoli’s game against Sassuolo.

The Super Eagles star stole the show with a masterful performance during the Serie A encounter, bagging a hat-trick to help his side secure an emphatic 6-1 win.

However, Osimhen was trending on social media during the first half, not for his crucial goal-scoring efforts, but for a different contribution to the game.

Napoli's hat-trick hero, Victor Osimhen, was trending after helping to repair the net against Sassuolo on February 28, 2024, in Reggio nell'Emilia, Italy.
Napoli's hat-trick hero, Victor Osimhen, was trending after helping to repair the net against Sassuolo on February 28, 2024, in Reggio nell'Emilia, Italy. Photo by Alessandro Sabattini.
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With the score 2-1, play had to be halted after Sassuolo goalkeeper, Andrea Consigli, inadvertently damaged the net with an awkward landing while attempting to save a lob from Kvicha Kvaratskhelia, who tried to chip over the keeper from the centre circle.

At the time, Napoli had just turned the game on its head thanks to Osimhen and Amir Rrahmani's goals, which cancelled out Uros Racic's opener, per CBS Sports.

With the net torn from its mountings, the Napoli ace took the initiative to help the staff patch the net up alongside Consigli, since they were two of the tallest players on the pitch.

It was an ironic moment as the two opponents were spotted enjoying a laugh together, with Osimhen finding the back of the very net he helped fix in the 41st minute, as per Football Italia.

How Napoli vs Sassuolo played out

The 25-year-old then sealed his hat-trick moments after the restart before turning into a provider with an assist to Khvicha Kvaratskhelia in the 51st minute. The Georgia winger then made it 6-1 with 15 minutes of normal time remaining.

Napoli’s win could potentially act as a turning point in their season, as they have endured a torrid title defence. They sit in ninth place on the log with 40 points. Their next game is a crunch Serie A match against Juventus on Sunday, March 3.

Osimhen matches Diego Maradona's record

Sports Brief also reported on the unique record Osimhen matched thanks to his masterclass for Napoli against Sassuolo.

With his hat-trick, he joined two club legends as the only players to score at least 10 Serie A goals in four straight seasons.

Osimhen has scored in every game he has featured in since returning from the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and TUKO.co.ke.