Victor Osimhen: Barcelona Star Compares Super Eagles Striker and Robert Lewandowski After UCL Clash

Victor Osimhen: Barcelona Star Compares Super Eagles Striker and Robert Lewandowski After UCL Clash

Raphael Abiola
February 23, 2024 at 12:06 PM
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  • Victor Osimhen has been likened to Barcelona's Robert Lewandowski after their UCL clash
  • The Super Eagles star found the back of the net against the La Liga side in the Round of 16
  • The 25-year-old kept the second-round UCL tie open thanks to a goal against the Catalans

Super Eagles star, Victor Osimhen, returned to club football after AFCON 2023 to score the equaliser for Napoli in their UEFA Champions League game against Barcelona.

Napoli hosted the Catalans in the first-leg of the UCL Round of 16 clash at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium on Wednesday (February 21).

The Nigerian international scored an equaliser in the 75th minute after Robert Lewandowski had given the visitors the lead on the hour mark.

Victor Osimhen shakes hands with Robert Lewandowski after the UEFA Champions League 2023/24 round of 16 first-leg match between Napoli and Barcelona. Photo: Francesco Pecoraro.
Victor Osimhen embraces Robert Lewandowski after the UEFA Champions League 2023/24 round of 16 first-leg match between Napoli and Barcelona. Photo: Francesco Pecoraro.
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The Polish veteran is regarded as one of the best strikers of his generation due to his achievements with Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, and now Barcelona.

After witnessing Osimhen's performance against his team, La Blaugrana's Ilkay Gundogan compared the Super Eagles striker and Lewandowski, according to Tribal Football, as per Soccernet.

"Both are great strikers; they know where the goal is and how to score, and they are good at finishing. "I think Robert [Lewandowski] adjusts well to our game; he knows how to control the ball in tough conditions.
The former Manchester City midfielder added: "Osimhen knows how to be fierce when he has a player on him, but also, if they have different qualities, they are two world-class footballers."

Gundogan and his Barcelona teammates will welcome the Italian side to the Lluis Companys Olympic Stadium for the second-leg clash on Tuesday, March 12.

Chelsea legend speaks on Osimhen's form

Sports Brief also previously reported on Chelsea legend, Joe Cole, speaking on Osimhen's recent form amid his links with the English Premier League side.

The former England international, in an interview with TNT Sports, listed the strikers that could rule the football world after Man City star, Erling Haaland.

Despite being concerned by Osimhen's form, Cole chose the Nigerian star as his preferred option for Chelsea if they were to sign a striker in the summer.

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Raphael Abiola
Raphael Abiola is a Nigerian Sports Journalist with over five years of experience. He obtained a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in 2015.