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Soccer News of Thursday, 16 March 2023


How social media reacted to Osimhen's remarkable performance against Frankfurt in the UCL

Social media reacts to Osimhen's performance against Frankfurt Social media reacts to Osimhen's performance against Frankfurt

There has been an outpouring of love and admiration on social media for Nigeria's man of the moment, Victor Osimhen, who grabbed the headlines again with another masterclass performance for Napoli in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, March 15.

The 24-year-old grabbed a brace as the Naples-based club thumped the German Bundesliga side 3-0 at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Naples to qualify for the last 8 of Europe's prestigious club competition with a 5-0 aggregate win.

The Super Eagles striker scored his 22nd and 23rd goals of the season and his 3rd and 4th in the UCL as Spalletti's men cruised to the next round of the competition.

Osimhen's performance earned him the Man of The Match award and fans have taken to social media to shower praises on him after the game.

Many have linked him with a move to some elite clubs in Europe, notably Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, and PSG, among other clubs.

His performance has also drawn comparison with some of the finest attacking talents in the modern game including the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.

Check out some reactions from fans below:

_@izpolycarp: Very deserving Victor Osimhen win Special performance ???? Award as he scores brace to help his team qualify for the champions League quarter final

_@iantesh6: Osimhen, Nigerian Maestro

_@balam_bob: If Victor Osimhen was English, the media would even be rating him higher than Cristiano & Messi combined ????

_@Abelbrando5: Arsenal needs to do everything possible to get Victor Osimhen...he's the final piece in the puzzle...Gabriel Jesus is secondary

_@kfi_king22: Victor Osimhen is doing wonders in Italy

_@SportyBetNG: Victor Osimhen na the first Napoli player wey go score for both legs of a Champions League knockout tie ????????????

_@SonofChuks: Anguissa couldn't believe it.
Osimhen is undisputedly the hottest strike on the planet right now.
Just take a look at this. All i see is a man who's been watching Didier Drogba's clip. His positioning and finishing is world world class.I repeat no strike comes close rn.

_@ij3miD: Osimhen is a movement in Naples.. love that for him.. at least he’s now stopped posting shit on twitter too ????

_@Lizzy4us: Right Now Victor Osimhen Is bigger than Cristiano Ronaldo I mean Currently. Because he is the best player in Europe ???? Presently ????????

Osimhen set a record by becoming the first Nigerian to score two goals in a single UEFA Champions League game.