Man on Fire! Osimhen grabs goal number Five in Lille’s win over Anger

Man on Fire! Osimhen grabs goal number Five in Lille’s win over Anger

Nigerian forward, Victor Osimhen was again on target as Lille snatched a 2-1 win against Angers SCO on matchday five in the French Ligue 1 on Friday.

According to the Opta Statistics, the former Under 17 World cup winner has thus become the first player to score 5 goals or more in his first 5 Ligue 1 games since Mario Balotelli in September-October 2016.


Osimhen bagged a brace on the opening matchday against Nantes and scored twice again in his second consecutive home game vs Saint-étienne, before taking his tally to five league goals on Friday night.


The Stade Pierre Mauroy went into a rapturous frenzy after their new number 7 opened scoring on night (39′), bundling the ball home after goalkeeper Butelle spilled a shot by Jonathan Bamba.


Luiz Araujo added a second for the home side in the 53rd minute as Les Dogues marched on their way to a third win in the new season.


But, the visitors will also have their moment, and a 87th minute goal by Cameroon’s Stéphane Bahoken was a mere consolation for the travelling fans.


Meanwhile for Osimhen, the start to life in France has been explosive. The 20 year-old is fast becoming a household name with fans of the club.


He has now contributed to five of the seven goals scored by Lille in the open stages of the Ligue Un campaign.

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