Pau Cubarsi Shares Tactics Behind Stopping Victor Osimhen in Barcelona’s Champions League Win

Pau Cubarsi and Victor Osimhen

Barcelona young defender Pau Cubarsi recently shared insights into his successful efforts to contain Napoli’s Victor Osimhen during their UEFA Champions League clash on Tuesday.

In a match where Barcelona emerged victorious with a 3-1 scoreline, Cubarsi, making his Champions League debut against Napoli, demonstrated his defensive prowess in handling Osimhen’s threats.

The 17-year-old defender showcased his defensive skills early in the game by executing a well-timed tackle to thwart Osimhen’s advance towards goal. Additionally, Cubarsi intercepted a dangerous cut-back from Zambo Anguissa, preventing Osimhen from capitalizing on the opportunity.

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Despite Osimhen managing just one shot on target throughout the game, Cubarsi credited Barcelona coach Xavi for providing him with detailed instructions on how to neutralize the Nigerian striker’s attacking threat.

Following his impressive performance, Pau Cubarsi was honored with the Man of the Match award, highlighting his significant contribution to Barcelona’s victory.

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