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'Osimhen better than Lewandowski, Haaland and Benzema' - Fans praise Napoli and Nigeria star

11:41 GMT+3 24/10/2022
Victor Osimhen of Napoli vs Haaland of Man City.
The 23-year-old broke the hearts of Jose Mourinho and his troops after he found the winner with 10 minutes left to the final whistle

Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen has been rated above Ballon d'Or winner Karim Benzema, Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski after he helped Napoli beat AS Roma 1-0 in a Serie A fixture on Sunday.

The 23-year-old Super Eagle made the difference at Stadio Olimpico after he held onto Roma defender Chris Smalling before unleashing a powerful rocket past Rui Patricio. The win enabled the Partenopei to remain top of the table with 29 points from 11 matches.

Napoli under Luciano Spalletti remain the only unbeaten side in the 20-team table. Osimhen's handling of the ball before notching the winner has elicited debate on social media with a number of supporters ranking him above Haaland of Manchester City.

Meanwhile, another fan opined Osimhen is better than Real Madrid's Benzema, who was recently crowned the 2022 Ballon d'Or winner.

  • Erling Haaland Manchester City Brighton 2022-23

    Osimhen vs Haaland

    Victor Osimhen is better than Erling Haaland. - @Mo6Portfolio

    Victor Osimhen is the best striker in the world. Better than Lewandowski, Haaland and Benzema. - @OmoKiikan

    At this rate I will pick Osimhen ahead of Haaland. - @oladapo_hussein

    Osimhen in a proper team will do what Haaland is doing. - @iamdjkinging

    Osimhen has this crazy explosive strength, quite similar to that of Haaland. - @6onolo

    Victor Osimhen Africa Footballer of the year no Cap. The best striker in the world ahead of Erling Haaland. Argue with your keyboard.😉 - @IamTopsy4real

    Victor Osimhen is a world class striker better than Haaland. - @LeoOkosun

    Victor Osimhen is an assassin... The only striker that can stand HAALAND. - @jsgandalf

  • osimhen maschera roma

    Osimhen the best in Serie A

    Victor Osimhen best player in Italian Serie A this season 🔥 - @Hardetayoridris

    Victor Osimhen is surely the best striker in Serie A at the moment. - @KaraboMotlhale

  • Mikel Arteta Arsenal 2022-23

    Arsenal should bid for Osimhen

    Arsenal bid for Victor Osimhen, the guy is too good. - @InaolajiAbiodu4

    Arsenal should bid for Victor Osimhen. He's always hungry and powerful. - @InaolajiAbiodu4

    Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool need Osimhen. - @ChinonduW

  • Chris Smalling Roma 2022-23

    Osimhen bullied Smalling

    Osimhen the horse power, you need to see the way he bullied Smalling to score that goal💪. - Okoro Vincent

    Bullied the crap out of Chris Smalling, one of Serie A's top CBs. Held him off & simultaneously unleashed this beauty

  • Victor Osimhen Napoli 2022-23

    Osimhen a goal machine but...

    Victor Osimhen will be scoring more goals at Napoli if only those players just create more goal scoring chances for him. Napoli players loves to score instead of create the chance to Someone in a better space. - @damiwealthmusic

  • Jurgen Klopp Liverpool Nottingham Forest 2022-23

    Liverpool should have signed Osimhen

    Stubborn Liverpool should've invested that £100m they wasted on Nunez on Osimhen and Safe themselves from Mane departure. Guy has the energy and speed needed. Imagine what he and Luiz Diaz can do together. - Jimmy Godwin

  • Osimhen Smalling Roma Napoli

    Osimhen can trouble Prem defenders

    Victor Osimhen will eat Premier League defenders up. Power and Pace. Not hyped enough.

    🎉 - @greenbay4xl

  • Victor Osimhen Napoli

    Osimhen can do wonders

    Even Haaland Is not going for World Cup and he is banging in goals, so y d hate for Osimhen? Put him in a Bayern Munich or Man City squad and see him do wonders. - Tochukwu Nnaji

    Victor Osimhen is undisputedly one of the top three best young strikers in world football. Not many strikers today combine that perfect mix of speed, power & desire. - @07SuperNerd

  • Victor Osimhen Napoli 2022-23

    Unstoppable Osimhen

    Another masterclass by Victor Osimhen for Napoli. You can’t stop him, you cannot!! - @oyimzy

  • Asamoah Gyan Sunderland Newcastle Premier League 2010-11 GFX

    Just like Asamoah Gyan

    His goal against AS Roma tonight reminded me of Asamoah Gyan. Strikers who usually feed on scraps and turn them into goals become top players and Victor Osimhen is no exception. - @_owurakuampofo