Victor Osimhen is about to star for Napoli towards AC Milan within the UEFA Champions League and there are a variety of milestones he may attain with as little as one purpose within the quarterfinal
Napoli’s Victor Osimhen’s title has been the foremost on the lips of pundits main as much as the Partenopei’s UEFA Champions League conflict quarterfinal second-leg towards AC Milan.
Osimhen missed the primary leg by means of harm however is a shoo-in for the second leg as Napoli attempt to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the primary leg.
With the Nigerian ahead in very good type this season, Napoli will probably be relying on him so as to add to his 4 objectives this time period already.
If Osimhen does ship the products for Napoli, he might be in line for plenty of particular UCL information together with the 5 under
Most objectives by a Nigerian in a single UCL marketing campaign
Victor Osimhen has already scored 4 objectives this marketing campaign and is now one purpose away from the file of 5 objectives in a season by a Nigerian participant in a single UCL marketing campaign, set by Yakubu Aiyegbeni within the 2002/03 season and equalled by Obafemi Martins’ within the 2004/05 season with Inter as he helped the Italian workforce to the quarterfinals earlier than shedding to AC Milan.
With yet another purpose within the 2022/23 season, Osimhen will equal Martins because the Nigerian with the joint-most objectives in a single season of the Champions League, and with a brace, he can have the file all to himself.
Most objectives by a Nigerian in UEFA Champions League (predominant competitors) historical past
Along with having essentially the most objectives in a season by a Nigerian participant, Martins additionally holds the file for essentially the most within the historical past of the UEFA Champions League predominant phases, with 9 objectives scored between 2002 and 2006 whereas taking part in for Inter.
Osimhen’s six objectives, 4 for Napoli this season, and two for Lille within the 2019/20 season, is barely three objectives away from Martin’s tally.
If the Napoli man hits the heights that he’s able to, he may equal Martin’s file when he performs towards Milan on Tuesday.
First Hat-trick since 2002
For Osimhen to equal Martins’ file of 9 objectives in UCL historical past towards AC Milan, he will even need to equal a file set by one other Tremendous Eagles nice with the primary hat-trick by a Nigerian participant within the competitors since 2002.
At the moment, former Tremendous Eagles ahead Yakubu Aiyegbeni is the one Nigerian participant to have scored a hat trick within the UCL after hitting a treble for Israeli membership Maccabi Haifa towards Olympiacos within the group stage of the 2002/03 season.
Since then, no different Nigerian has scored a hat-trick with solely a handful, together with Osimhen, scoring braces within the competitors.
Osimhen may equal Aiyegbeni with a primary hat-trick of his personal within the competitors.
Most objectives within the knock-out stage
Osimhen is at the moment tied on three knockout stage objectives with Obafemi Martins after scoring 3 times over two legs towards Frankfurt within the 2022/23 spherical of 16, and each have scored essentially the most objectives by a Nigerian within the knockout phases of the UCL.
With yet another purpose towards AC Milan, Osimhen will transfer forward of the previous Inter and Newcastle striker to turn out to be the Nigerian with essentially the most objectives within the latter phases of the competitors with 4 objectives.
First Napoli purpose within the UCL quarterfinal
Osimhen led Napoli to the UCL quarterfinals for the primary time within the membership’s historical past along with his objectives towards Frankfurt within the spherical of 16, and by advantage of that, he may write his title into the membership’s historical past books towards AC Milan.
As Napoli have been unable to attain within the first leg of the quarterfinal tie towards Milan, Osimhen may nonetheless turn out to be the primary Napoli participant within the membership’s historical past to attain within the quarterfinal of the competitors.
With 25 objectives already within the season, and 4 within the UCL already, Osimhen is odds on to open the scoring for Napoli towards Milan, etching his title additional into Napoli historical past
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