SPORTS: Victor Osimhen Gunning for Obafemi Martins’ Long Term Record in UEFA Champions League

Victor Osimhen Gunning for Obafemi Martins' Long Term Record in UEFA Champions League

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Raphael Abiola

September 19, 2023 at 5:57 PM

is aiming for another record this seasonThe striker is eyeing one of Obafemi Martins' recordThe striker could break the record against Braga on Wednesday

striker Victor is aiming to break Obafemi Martins' long-term UEFA record when face Sporting Braga on Wednesday, September 20.

The striker is one of the stars to watch out for in the European competition this season as his club hope to build on their quarter-final finish last season.

The Super Eagles star led the Partenopei to the last eight last season, scoring five in six games, but lost to fellow Italian side .

Victor OsimhenVictor looks on during the match between Genoa CFC and SSC Napoli. Photo: Simone Arveda.
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Osimhen is aiming to be 's all-time highest goalscorer in the history of the competition, a record held by Martins for the past 13 years, according to Goalball Live.

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Martins scored nine in the competition, including another in the qualifying stage, and he currently holds the top spot with Osimhen not far behind with seven goals.

If Osimhen gets to score a brace against the Portuguese side, he would equal Martins' record, but if scores a hat trick then he would move past the form Inter Milan striker.

Osimhen still has more chances to break the record, as he is due to play six group games if he is not injured.

Osimhen has a tough task of leading Napoli to the second round as they being are paired with European giants , Union Berlin, and Braga in Group C.

Osimhen speaks on challenging Yekini's record

Naijafreshgist earlier reported that Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen is edging closer to 's all-time scoring record, set by the legendary Rashidi Yekini.

The Napoli star is presently fourth on the all-time top scorer list for the Super Eagles with 20 goals in just 27 matches but faces a huge task in taking the top spot from Yekini who has 37 goals in 58 games.

Speaking to the media after bagging a hat trick against and , the Super Eagles striker claims he doesn't think he challenge Yekini for the top spot, according to Soccernet.


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