Super Eagles forward, Simy Nwankwo was on target for the eight time in nine league games as he grabbed a brace for Crotone on Saturday to help them to an impressive 4-3 win away at Parma, AOIFootball.com reports.
Having lost all six of their previous league outings, the Serie A bottom side travelled to fellow strugglers Parma hoping to earn their fifth win of the campaign, with Simy also having an eye on becoming the highest scoring Nigerian in the league’s history.
The visitors however took the lead after just 14 minutes when Algerian forward Adam Ounas found Lisandro Magallan with the defender heading home for 1-0 but their lead only lasted for 15 minutes when Hernani equalised for Parma.
Simy then restored his side’s lead three minutes before the break to make it 2-1 and grabbed his 18th league goal of the campaign before the impressive Ounas also got on the score sheet just before the half time whistle to make it 3-1.
Down but not out, the hosts fought back and were level between the space of 5 minutes as Gervinho (49) and Valentin Mihâilâ (54) restored parity to make it 3-3.
Simy then had the last laugh 20 minutes from time as he got his 4th brace in eight games when he converted from 12 yards to seal a 4-3 win and outrightly become the highest scoring Nigerian in Serie A history (29 goals), overtaking the 28 goals scored by Obafemi Martins, a record that stood for almost 16 years.
The Eagles forward has now taken his league tally of the season to an impressive 19 goals and is only bettered in the league by the duo of Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku who have both scored 25 and 21 goals respectively.