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  • Updated: February 22, 2023

UCL: Osimhen Guides Napoli Past Frankfurt Into First Leg Victory

UCL: Osimhen Guides Napoli Past Frankfurt Into First Leg Vic

Victor Osimhen

Napoli secured a comfortable 2-0 victory over 10-man Eintracht Frankfurt in their Champions League Round of 16 first leg on Tuesday, thanks in large part to the form of their in-form striker, Victor Osimhen.

The Nigerian international, who has been in scintillating form of late, scored his 10th goal in his last nine games across all competitions to give his team a 40th-minute lead.

Osimhen's goal was a testament to his predatory instincts in the penalty area.

The 23-year-old striker made a clever run to the far post and was in the right place at the right time to tap in a low cross from the left.

It was a goal that showcased his speed, awareness, and clinical finishing ability.

But Osimhen's contribution to the game went beyond just his goal.

He was a constant threat to the Frankfurt defence, making intelligent runs and creating space for his teammates.

His movement off the ball was outstanding, and he caused the Frankfurt defenders all kinds of problems with his pace and trickery.

It was also Osimhen's presence that helped create Napoli's second goal, which was scored by captain Giovanni Di Lorenzo.

The Nigerian striker latched onto a long ball from midfield and held off two defenders before playing a clever backheel pass to Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, who in turn set up Di Lorenzo for a simple finish.

Osimhen's performance was a fitting reward for his recent form.

He has been in excellent form in recent weeks, scoring goals in Serie A and now the Champions League.

His pace, power, and finishing ability make him one of the most exciting young strikers in Europe.

With Osimhen leading the way, Napoli will be confident of progressing to the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

He has shown that he has the ability to make a difference at the highest level, and if he continues in this vein of form, he could be one of the stars of the competition.

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