Victor Osimhen hits 18th goal in Lille's 2-1 loss with Marseille

Victor Osimhen hits 18th goal in Lille's 2-1 loss with Marseille

Akan Anwankwo
February 17, 2020 at 8:45 AM

- Victor Osimhen was among the scorers in Lille's 2-1 loss to Marseille in a Ligue 1 game

- The Super Eagles striker has now scored 13 league goals and 18 in all competitions

- Lille remain in fourth position while Marseille maintain second spot behind PSG

Victor Osimhen has continued to make the headlines in the French Ligue as Lille fell 2-1 to Marseille in a league match.

The Nigerian international drew a fine save from Steve Mandanda in goal with a brilliant curling effort from outside of the 18-yard area.

It was Loic Remy's turn to test the French goalkeeper as Mandanda made an acrobatic save to keep the score at 0-0.

Six minutes after the interval, Osimhen got his name on the scoresheet with a calm finish after latching on to a through ball to chip the ball beyond the goalkeeper. 1-0 to Lille.

Marseille were awarded a penalty on the hour mark as Valentin Rongier's shot was saved by Mike Maignan.

But the away side finally drew level in the 61st minute as Reinildo Mandava headed the ball into his own net to make it 1-1.

And two minutes later, Lille lost their grip as Marseille took the lead through Dario Benedetto as he make himself available at the right place and at the right time to tap-in Valere Germain cross to make it 2-1.

And that was how it ended as Marseille maintain second spot behind league leaders Paris Saint-Germain. Lille remain in fourth position but are a point below the Champions League spot.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Asisat Oshoala joined her Barcelona teammates on rampage as they thrashed Sporting Huelva 7-0 in a league match played at the Johan Cruyff Stadium.

Jenni Hermoso and Oshoala both scored a brace while Caroline Hansen, Lieke Martens, and Alexia Putellas were also on the scoresheet.

In the other news, also reported that Eddie Hearn has taken a dramatic u-turn on decision regarding who will emerge victorious in the Deontay Wilder vs Tyson fury rematch.

Anthony Joshua's promoter admitted that from the things he observed in Fury's training camp he would have to submit to the fact that Wilder will knock the British heavyweight fighter out.

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