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Osimhen Joins Elite List of Goal of the Week Nominees with Spectacular finish

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Prince Jean

Feb 23, 2024

African Players abroad

The Eye of the Storm: Nigerian Icon Shows No Fear Against Barcelona © photograph by Daily Post Nigeria
Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen has earned a nomination for the prestigious UEFA Champions League Goal of the Week following his standout performance on Wednesday night.

In a thrilling encounter at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, Napoli faced off against Barcelona, resulting in a 1-1 draw where Osimhen showcased his scoring prowess.

 Securing an equalizer just 15 minutes from the final whistle, Osimhen's goal balanced the scales after Robert Lewandowski's initial strike. The decisive moment unfolded when Andre Frank Zambo Anguissa delivered a precise through ball, guiding Osimhen strategically inside the penalty box. Demonstrating both skill and strength, the Nigerian forward executed a remarkable spin to evade Inigo Martinez's defense, culminating in a clinical finish from 14 yards out.

 

This particular goal marked Osimhen's debut in this season's UEFA Champions League, making the nomination even more significant. Competing for the Goal of the Week accolade alongside accomplished players such as Donyell Malen of PSV Eindhoven, Gelano of Porto, and the aforementioned Lewandowski, Osimhen's performance has undeniably left a lasting impression in the footballing arena. As the anticipation builds, football enthusiasts eagerly await the announcement of the winner, recognizing the extraordinary feats achieved on the grand stage of the UEFA Champions League [UEFA]



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