Osimhen guns for 50th goal in 90th game for Napoli

As Napoli host Eintracht Frankfurt in UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie

Victor Osimhen will be seeking to return to scoring ways when he files out with Napoli against German Bundesliga side, Eintracht Frankfurt Wednesday in their UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg tie at the Diego Maradona stadium.

The Nigerian has fired blanks in his last two games for Napoli after scoring in nine straight games (eight in the Serie A and one in the UEFA Champions League) and will be aiming not to make it three games without a goal like he did at the start of the season, between late August and early September when he failed to score against Fiorentina, Lecce and Lazio before a biceps femoris muscle injury kept him out of the next six games viz four in the Serie A and two in the UEFA Champions League.

Since his return, the 24 year old has scored 19 of the 21 games he has netted across all competitions for Napoli in 27 appearances.

On Wednesday night the former Lille of France player will be lookingto score his 50th goal in what will be his 90th appearance for Napoli since he jioned in September 2020.

Osimhen has netted 49 times in 89 appearances so far for his Serie A table-topping side with most of the goals, 43 expectedly coming in 73 appearances in the league. He netted twice in four UEFA Champions League appearances and four times in eight Europa league games.

Osimhen has only failed to score in four Coppa Italia matches but the Nigerian’s focus on Wednesday night is on the UEFA Champions League tie with visiting Eintracht Frankfurt where he will be seeking to fire Napoli to the quarterfinals.

If he scores, it will be his 50th for Napoli and fifth in 10 UEFA Champions League games for both Lille and Napoli.

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