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UCL: Osimhen Doubtful For Napoli Vs Barcelona

UCL: Osimhen Doubtful For Napoli  Vs Barcelona

Victor Osimhen is doubtful for Napoli’s UEFA Champions League clash against LaLiga giants Barcelona.

Osimhen missed the Serie A champions 1-1 home draw against Genoa on Saturday.

The 25-year-old only resumed training on Friday after returning late from international duty.

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He could also now miss the game against Barcelona as he is not fully fit for action, according to manager, Walter Mazzarri.

“According to him and to the medics, he was down to his last legs. He had a series of muscular issues and it would’ve been madness to play him here for 15 minutes and then risk losing him for months,” Mazzarri said after the game.

“It was wise, as the player himself agreed, to rest better and hope he can be ready for Barcelona. I say hope because I barely ever worked with Osimhen due to injuries and the Africa Cup of Nations, he was never in shape.”

Napoli will host Barcelona in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 contest at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium on Wednesday.

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