Italian team Napoli are flying both in Serie A and the UEFA Champions League. Napoli are very close to winning the league title as they are 18 points ahead of the second team, Inter Milan.
However, the Italian side is also dominating in the UEFA Champions League. Last night, they defeated Eintracht Frankfurt at Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, where in-form striker Victory Osimhen scored a brace to secure a 3-0 victory over Frankfurt. This victory secured a place in the quarterfinals for Napoli FC.
As it happened
Napoli won the first leg against Eintracht Frankfurt by a 2-0 margin. Since the 2nd leg was played at their home ground last night, they were pretty relaxed in the 2nd leg. Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti played his team with his usual 4-3-3 attacking formation. In-form striker Victor Osimhen led the attack with Kvaratskhelia and Politano. On the other hand, Frankfurt’s boss set up the team formation with 4-2-3-1.
The match started with the home side dominating the visitors. Napoli tried to take control of the game from the very first minute. Kvaratskhelia, who already has 13 goals and 13 assists this season, was magnificent last night against Frankfurt. He created several chances for Napoli during the first half. But it took more than 45 minutes for the home team to find the net.
In the additional time of the first half, Napoli FC took the lead as Victory Osimhen found the net with a powerful header. Matteo Politano provided a fantastic cross toward Osimhen, and the Nigerian converted it into a goal with his powerful header.
Returning from the break, the home team doubled their lead early. Victory Osimhen, once again, scored a goal to complete his brace and gave Napoli a two-goal lead in the 53rd minute.
After that, Eintracht Frankfurt tried hard to find the net. But Napoli’s defense was rock solid last night. They didn’t allow more than one on-target shot for Frankfurt in the entire game. Besides, Napoli got their third goal as Piotr Zielinski scored from the penalty kick. In the end, Napoli FC won the 2nd leg by a 3-0 margin and qualified for the quarterfinals on a 5-0 aggregate.