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Osimhen Matches Obafemi Martins’ Champions League Record

Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, has matched 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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