A major setback for the Partenopei is that Victor Osimhen will not go with Napoli to AC Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Due to an abductor muscle injury incurred while representing Nigeria, the striker has been sidelined since before the most recent international break for the lopsided Serie A leaders.
Napoli lost 4-0 to Milan at home on April 2 in their first game without him before rebounding back with a 2-1 victory against Lecce on Friday.
With Napoli thus far into the competition, it was anticipated he would be well in time for the first leg of the quarterfinal Champions League match against the Rossoneri.
Victor is not in a position to play, unfortunately.
We hope to have him back as soon as possible on the 18th at the [Stadio Diego Armando] Maradona.said by the club president Aurelio De Laurentiis.
Napoli’s incredible surge to the top of Serie A, where Luciano Spalletti’s team is inching closer to winning their first Scudetto since 1990, has been greatly aided by Victor Osimhen.
With nine games remaining, Napoli leads the league by 16 points, and they have advanced to the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time.
Victor Osimhen has scored 25 goals in all games played, none of which came from the penalty spot.
Only Erling Haaland (38), Kylian Mbappe (28), Marcus Rashford (27) and Robert Lewandowski (26) have scored more non-penalty goals than the Super Eagles’ talisman among players from the top five leagues.