Ancelotti Wary of Osimhen’s Threat at Bernabeu Tonight

Ancelotti Wary of Osimhen’s Threat at Bernabeu Tonight

Real Madrid Coach, Carlo Ancelotti, has said that he is aware of the threat that Napoli  striker, Victor Osimhen, poses tonight but he has plans to neutralise the forward.  

Italian champions, Napoli travel to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu this evening in the reverse fixture of the UEFA Champions League to take on Real Madrid in their penultimate game of the group stage.

Real Madrid won the first leg in an interesting tie that ended 3-2. However, the Partenopeans would be looking to upset the Spanish giants this time.

Coach Walter Mazzarri will have an almost full squad following the return of the  Nigerian forward from injury layoff as seen over the weekend. 

The Super Eagles star got off the bench to assist Napoli’s second goal against Atalanta, but Osimhen is likely to start against Real Madrid tonight.

Ancelotti who praised Osimhen however insisted that he has plans to ensure that the Nigerian does not function.

“Kvara is formidable one-on-one, Osimhen is a complete attacker, very strong with his head and in transitions,” Ancelotti told Napoli Magazineahead of the clash.

“We took all this into account in the first leg, and we will try to take it into account on Wednesday (today) too.”

A victory for Napoli would seal their place in the Last 16. Osimhen is yet to score in the Champions League this season, and he will be looking to open his account this evening.


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