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UCL: We Must Defend Well Against Osimhen – Barcelona Boss Xavi

UCL: We Must Defend Well Against Osimhen – Barcelona Boss Xavi

Barcelona manager Xavi must find a way to stop Victor Osimhen in Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League encounter.

The LaLiga champions will face Napoli in the first leg of their Round of 16 tie at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.

Xavi reckoned that it is important for the Blaugurana to stop Osimhen from wrecking against his side.

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“It is fundamental that we defend well against Napoli, not allowing Politano, Osimhen and Kvaratskhelia to hurt us in the transitions. They are players who can make the difference,” the Spaniard told a press conference.

“We also know that the second leg is at home, so need to be a little more cautious. We will try to defend in possession, though I imagine Napoli will aim to do the same, especially under a new coach. It’s going to be a complicated match.

“I would never say a draw is a good result, because we are Barcelona and must always play to win.”

Osimhen will be hoping to play his first game for Napoli since returning from the Africa Cup of Nations.


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