Victor Osimhen, Ahmed Musa Among Top 6 Nigerians Who Scored Against Barcelona

Victor Osimhen, Ahmed Musa Among Top 6 Nigerians Who Scored Against Barcelona

Isaac Darko
updated at February 22, 2024 at 7:18 AM
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  • Victor Osimhen was on target for Napoli against Barcelona
  • He becomes the latest Nigerian to score against La Blaugrana
  • We look at six Nigerians to have scored against the Catalans

Victor Osimhen netted the levelling goal as Napoli secured a 1-1 draw against Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 on Wednesday night.

The Super Eagles striker, in his first game since returning from AFCON, was chosen to start the match.

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Victor Osimhen, Ahmed Musa and Samuel Chukwueze are among Nigerians who have scored against Barcelona. Credit: @brfootball/@lcfc/@villarrealcf.
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Robert Lewandowski broke the deadlock at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in the second half.

But Osimhen manoeuvred himself into the box to slot the ball past Marc-Andre Stegen, per Eurosport.

As the 22-year-old secured his first goal against the Catalan giants, Sports Brief spotlights five Nigerian footballers who have triumphantly scored against Barcelona.

Nigerians who scored against Barcelona

Ahmed Musa

Ahmed Musa showcased his skills in Stockholm, bagging two goals against FC Barcelona while representing Leicester City in the 2016 International Champions Cup series.

Despite Musa's standout performance, Barcelona clinched a 4-2 victory in the captivating match.

Down by three goals at half-time, Leicester rallied after the break, with the Nigerian captain, who transferred from CSKA Moscow, scoring twice in rapid succession, fueling hopes of a sensational comeback.

Samuel Chukwueze

Samuel Chukwueze etched his name in Villarreal's history books as the first player in the 21st century to both score and assist in a single match against Barcelona in 2019.

With three goals against the Blaugrana across nine matches, the Nigeria international consistently demonstrates his prowess on the grandest stages.

George Ilenikhena

George Ilenikhena made a significant impact with a goal just 11 minutes into the game, playing a pivotal role in Royal Antwerp's 3-2 triumph over Barcelona in the Champions League this season.

At just 17 years old when he scored against Barcelona, the Nigerian is rapidly establishing himself as a key player in the Royal Antwerp squad alongside fellow Nigerians Alhassan Yussuf and Chidera Ejuke.

Samu Omorodion

Samu Omorodion etched his name in history with one of La Liga's quickest goals, finding the net against Barcelona in Deportivo Alaves' 2-1 victory at the Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys.

Notably, this goal stands as the fastest conceded by Barcelona at home in a league match in the 21st century, a significant record highlighted by Opta.

Ramon Azeez

While representing Granada, Ramon Azeez scored his inaugural career goal against Barcelona, aiding in a 2-0 LaLiga victory.

This goal marked a significant milestone for Azeez, as it was his first against the Blaugrana in four matches and his first in five starts for Granada.

Kalu Uche

Kalu Uche achieved a remarkable feat by scoring against Barcelona during his stint in LaLiga.

This accomplishment is noteworthy, especially considering his brother Ikechukwu Uche's success against Real Madrid but inability to find the net against Barcelona.

Kalu's goal against the Catalan club earned him a place on the prestigious list of Nigerian players who have breached the Blaugrana's defence.

Fans laud Osimhen after UCL goal

Sports Brief also reported that Osimhen's goal against Barcelona sparked reactions from fans on social media.

The Super Eagles striker showcased his prowess by scoring in Napoli's 1-1 draw with Barcelona.

Osimhen's return to Italy follows a relatively quiet performance at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations earlier this month.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)