Victor Osimhen failed to find the back of the net in Lille’s 3-0 victory over Toulouse on Saturday.
The Nigerian International, however, turned provider for Renato Sanches in the 72nd minute as the Great Danes capped the night with a third and final goal.
Loic Remy’s 2nd and 39th-minute strikes had earlier secured the first half for Lille.
Osimhen went into the game as Africa’s third-highest goalscorer in Europe’s top 5 leagues this season according to stats from Whoscored.com.
The lanky Super Eagles’ forward who had scored 13 league goals since joining Lille this season needs four more to become the Nigerian with the highest number of goals in one Ligue 1 season.
Victor Ikpeba, a prominent member of Nigeria’s Olympic Gold winning team of 96 recorded 16 goals for Monaco in the 1977-98 season.
Lille remains fourth in the French top-flight log with 43 points from 26 outings and will host 11th-placed Nantes on 1 March.