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Victor Osimhen’s Lille debut a teaser for what is to come
The 20-year-old announced himself in France with a thrilling brace, and his anachronistic style is set to take Ligue 1 by storm You have to give it to Victor Osimhen: he knows how to make an entrance. For his first demonstration of just what he was about at Stade Pierre Mauroy, he scored the type of goal that most aptly summarizes his style, and in so doing gave the Lille faithful a taste of what is ahead in the coming months. Every element of it: from the powerful run the most of what was – much as Jose Fonte might try to spin it another way – half clearance, half hopeful punt forward; to brilliantly taking it on the chest and cushioning it into his loping stride; to the somewhat heavy second touch off the knee that both took him away from the defender and might have been gobbled up had the goalkeeper been quicker off the mark; to the textbook, low finish across Alban Lafont; was typically Osimhen.
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