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Osimhen Equals Obafemi Martins’ Champions League Record

Posted by Thandiubani on Wed 19th Apr, 2023 - tori.ng

Osimhen’s impressive performances have been crucial for Napoli in their quest for European glory this season.

 
Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen has reached a new milestone in Champions League.
 
He has now equaled Obafemi Martins’ record for the most goals scored by a Nigerian in a UEFA Champions League campaign.
 
Osimhen reached the feat after his dying minute’s equaliser in Napoli’s 1-1 draw against AC Milan in the second leg of their UCL quarter-final clash on Tuesday.
 
Obafemi Martins netted first time for another Italian side, Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League in the 2004/2005 campaign.
 
Osimhen’s impressive performances have been crucial for Napoli in their quest for European glory this season.
 
Meanwhile, despite Osimhen’s record-equaling goal, his club were eliminated from the Champions League by their Italian rivals and seven-time winners, AC Milan.
 
Milan came into the game with a goal advantage from the first leg at San Siro. Rossoneri doubled their advantage 43 minutes into the second leg in Naples, thanks to Olivier Giroud who missed a penalty.
 
Napoli struggled against the disciplined-Milan defence with winger Khivcha Kwaratskhelia also missing an important penalty in the second half.
 
Osimhen’s last-minute header was not enough to lead Napoli to victory.
 
With Napoli out of the Champions League, Osimhen and the club will focus on the Italian Serie A where they currently hold a 14 points advantage.
 


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