Having won just once in their last 11 matches in all competitions, head coach Christophe Galtier welcomed the Nigerian back to his starting XI after he missed last weekend’s loss at PSG due to suspension.
The hosts however started on the front foot with Osimhen spearheading their attack but the hosts failed to find the early breakthrough despite seeing 61% of the ball possession.
With the half time whistle already within sight, the hosts were given a golden opportunity to take the lead deep into additional time when Osimhen was tripped in the penalty area by Fouad Chafik to earn Lille a penalty.
The young forward then took the responsibility as he sent Alfred Gomes the wrong way to score his 8th league goal of the campaign and give his side a precious lead going into the break.
His lone strike however proved to be the winner as both teams failed to find the back of the net in the second half with Lille ending their worst run of form this season to record their 6th win of the campaign.
The goal now sees Osimhen move to double digit for the season with 10 goals in all competitions, making him the highest scoring Nigerian in Europe this term.