Champions League: Victor Osimhen scores on return to starting XI as Napoli crash out

Champions League: Victor Osimhen scores on return to starting XI as Napoli crash out

Victor Osimhen scored upon his return to Napoli’s starting XI, but it wasn’t enough to guarantee the Serie A leaders a spot in the Champions League semifinals.Champions League: Victor Osimhen scores on return to starting XI as Napoli crash out

Milan easily edged past Napoli 2-1 on aggregate, advancing to their first Champions League semi-final in sixteen years.

Following Rafael Leao’s amazing solo run, Olivier Giroud scored the game-winning goal despite having an earlier penalty saved.

During the encounter, Napoli produced 23 shots on goal in a desperate attempt to get back into the game, but Khvicha Kvaratskhelia missing a penalty was the highlight.

However, they didn’t get past the defense of the visiting Milan team until Victor Osimhen headed in in the 93rd minute.

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Raspadori expertly targeted the Super Eagles star with a pinpoint cross, and the Nigerian wasted no time to get Napoli on the scoreboard.

At the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, the Napoli number nine delivered a fierce header into the bottom corner, setting up a thrilling conclusion for both teams.

Victor Osimhen’s goal on his return to the Napoli starting XI was too little, too late for the hosts, as the Rossoneri scaled through after the final whistle.

Meanwhile, Victor Osimhen has now tied the record for most goals scored by a Nigerian player in a single Champions League campaign.

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The most goals a Nigerian has ever scored in a single Champions League season:

Yakubu Aiyegbeni – 5
Obafemi Martins – 5
Victor Osimhen – 5

Osimhen joins an elite company

Benfica or rival Inter will be Milan’s opponents in the Champions League semifinals. Prior to that, they will play host to Lecce on Sunday in Serie A.

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On the same day, Napoli will resume their Scudetto mission against Juventus in an effort to recover.

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