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Victor Osimhen is a doubt for the Champions League clash against Barcelona

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen is a doubt for the Champions League clash against Barcelona on Wednesday.

The Nigerian international has been struggling with muscle problems since returning from the Africa Cup of Nations.

Osimhen has not played since Napoli’s 1-1 draw with Genoa on February 13.

He is the club’s top scorer this season with 10 goals in all competitions, but has only scored one goal in the Champions League.

Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri said: “We can only hope that he can be ready, but his presence is not certain. According to him and the medical staff, he is far from being in full form, he has some muscle problems. After the Africa Cup of Nations, it would have been idiotic to risk him here and risk losing him for a few more months. He will train tomorrow and we hope he will be ready against Barcelona.”

If Osimhen is not fit to play against Barcelona, it will be a major blow for Napoli.

The Italian side are already without their other main striker, Andrea Petagna, who is out with a long-term injury.

Napoli will need to find a way to score goals without Osimhen if they want to have any chance of beating Barcelona.

The Spanish giants are one of the best teams in the world and will be strong favorites to win the tie.

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