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Xavi, Cancelo Wary of Osimhen

by Silverbird News24

Xavi Hernadez has warned his Barcelona stars to be wary of the threat posed by striker Victor Osimhen in Tuesday’s round of 16 second leg UEFA Champions League clash with Napoli.

Osimhen rescued a merited draw from the first leg in Naples when he smashed in a Frank Anguissa’s pass in the 75th minute.

Since his return from the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast, the 25-year-old has scored five goals in five games for Napoli a form Xavi sees as a threat.

Barcelona defender Joao Cancelo also has praised Osimhen ranking him among the best players in the world currently. Both teams meet again at the Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys on Tuesday (today) in a winner-takes-all clash.

Since that game, Napoli have scored 10 goals in five matches with Osimhen involved in six of them (five goals and one assist).

Napoli are expected to present a sterner test for the reigning Spanish champions, and Osimhen would be leading that charge.

Osimhen will aim to score his 10th Champions League goal which will make him Nigeria’s most prolific player in the competition, moving clear of Obafemi Martins who scored nine goals in 34 UCL games.

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