Barcelona star compares Osimhen with Lewandowski

Victor Osimhen (SSC Napoli) and Robert Lewandowski FC Barcelona, Barca in action during the UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE soccer match between NAPOLI and BARCELLONA at Diego Armando Maradona Stadium || Image credit: Imago

Barcelona star compares Osimhen with Lewandowski

Faruq Ibrahim 20:56 - 23.02.2024

Barcelona's Gündoğan compares Lewandowski and Osimhen after Champions League showdown.

İlkay Gündoğan has swiftly become the talk of the town at Barcelona, blending seamlessly with the Blaugrana's ethos and contributing significantly to their campaign. With a treble under his belt from his time at Manchester City, Gündoğan's move to Barcelona wasn't just a transfer; it was the realisation of a childhood dream. 

The Barcelona faithful have quickly taken a liking to him, thanks in no small part to his involvement in fifteen goals this season. Following a thrilling UEFA Champions League clash against Napoli, Gündoğan shared his thoughts on two of football's leading lights: Robert Lewandowski and Victor Osimhen.

Gündoğan's Take on Striking Royalty

After the dust settled on the Champions League round of sixteen matches against Napoli, Gündoğan couldn't help but admire the talents on display. Victor Osimhen, Napoli's formidable forward and the reigning CAF Player of the Year, drew specific praise from the Barcelona midfielder. 

Gündoğan sees a parallel between Osimhen and his teammate Lewandowski, noting their uncanny ability to find the back of the net. "Both are great strikers, they know where the goal is and how to score, and they are good at finishing," Gündoğan reflected, per Tribal Football

Victor Osimhen netted on his return to action with Napoli in the UC.
Victor Osimhen netted on his return to action with Napoli in the UC.

He highlighted Lewandowski's adaptability and ball control under pressure, as well as Osimhen's aggressive play and world-class football acumen.

A Duel to Remember

The Champions League encounter between Barcelona and Napoli was a showcase of attacking prowess, with both Lewandowski and Osimhen scoring for their respective teams. 

This keeps the tie tantalisingly poised ahead of the second leg in Spain. The football world is abuzz with anticipation for this showdown at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys on March 12th.