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Napoli vs Frankfurt: Osimhen guns for 50th goal in 90 Napoli appearances

By Oluyemi Ogunseyin
14 March 2023   |   8:19 pm
Victor Osimhen will look to score his 50th goal in a Napoli shirt when his club meet Eintracht Frankfurt in a Champions League encounter at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium on Wednesday. Osimhen, since joining Napoli during the summer transfer window of 2020 for a fee of €70m, has scored a hugely impressive 49 goals…

Vìctor Osimhen scores for Napoli during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg tie between Eintracht Frankfurt and SSC Napoli at Deutsche Bank Park on February 21, 2023 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Photo by SSC NAPOLI.

Victor Osimhen will look to score his 50th goal in a Napoli shirt when his club meet Eintracht Frankfurt in a Champions League encounter at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium on Wednesday.

Osimhen, since joining Napoli during the summer transfer window of 2020 for a fee of €70m, has scored a hugely impressive 49 goals in only 89 appearances in all competitions for the club.

The Super Eagles attacking sensation, who also has 14 assists to his name as a Napoli player, will also aim to re-discover his scoring form after firing blanks in his last two matches.

Still reigning supreme in Italy, Serie A leaders, Napoli, aim to secure a spot in the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday when they play host to Eintracht Frankfurt.

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Following a 2-0 win in Germany, the Scudetto favourites start the second leg of their last-16 tie in the driving seat, but their visitors can draw upon last year’s Europa League heroics for inspiration.

Napoli’s two-goal victory in Frankfurt was not only their first-ever victory over Eintracht, following two previous losses, but also leaves them on the verge of reaching the Champions League’s last-eight for the very first time.

Goals either side of the break from star striker Osimhen and captain Giovanni Di Lorenzo secured the Partenopei a significant advantage against opposition reduced to 10 men when Randal Kolo Muani was sent off in the 58th minute.

Having now racked up 22 goals in the competition this season, Napoli return to home soil where they are unbeaten in their last 11 Champions League home games, winning all three so far this term and scoring at least three goals each time.