Napoli grows big in the Champions League | Sports

Italy completed its full in the knockout round of the Champions League with the confirmation that Naples is a serious thing. With Milan and Inter, two classics are as proud as they are apparently limited to compete at the highest level, but with the team from Partenopeo, expectations soar. For the first time, Napoli is among the eight best teams in Europe and it is clear that the outstanding leader in Serie A has arguments to challenge anyone on the continent. He was left behind by Eintracht without a doubt, with three goals that added to the two he had scored in Frankfurt. The Europa League champion had no answers. His fans, confronted with the Italian police in big riots throughout the afternoon, made the evening tense.



Alex Meret, Kim Min-Jae (Juan Jesus, min. 66), Di Lorenzo, Mário Rui, Rrahmani, Franck Zambo, Lobotka, Zielinski (Tanguy NDombele Alvaro, min. 74), Victor Osimhen (Giovanni Simeone, min. 81) , Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Politano (Hirving Lozano, min. 66)


Eintracht Fr.

Trapp, Obite Ndicka, Christopher Lenz (Philipp Max, min. 66), Tuta, Buta, Daichi Kamada, Rode (Kristijan Jakic, min. 74), Ansgar Knauff (Faride Alidou, min. 61), Götze, Djibril Sow and Santos I deleted

goals 1-0 min. 46: Victor Osimhen. 2-0 min. 53: Victor Osimhen. 3-0 min. 63: Zielinski.

Referee anthony taylor

Yellow cards Obite Ndicka (min. 26), Christopher Lenz (min. 31), Götze (min. 64) and Juan Jesus (min. 76)

There was no equality in the tie because Napoli is a cyclone. He plays very well, but above all he does everything very fast. He presses in the midfield, where the excellent Lobotka acts as a little motor and, above all, assumes that role that coaches now value so much to jump to pressure again and again. Ahead of him Kvaratskhelia and Osimhen are dynamite, an explosive mix of talent and exuberance. The Georgian is imagination and daring; The Nigerian has things from the best Eto’o, powerful, fast, full of confidence and resources in the auction. He already has 23 goals this season in 28 games. Whenever he scores, and he has already done so in 18 games, Napoli win. A goal from him, an imperial header that crowned a recovery by Lobotka in the last play before the break, put an end to the illusions of Eintracht, who had done enough for three quarters of an hour to maintain the hope that a goal would leave them one step away. of the extension.

That spirit was fueled by an initial attempt by Santos Borré, a warning against a Napoli that was not about to deploy from the beginning in a pressure that would strip him naked, a hybrid in which he did not seem comfortable, but which he left behind with a couple of of recoveries and the first gallops of Kvaratskhelia. The goal Trapp stopped the first while the old San Paolo who now remembers the eternal Maradona cheered him on. All the Neapolitan passion is deposited today in this long-legged hunchback who grew up wanting to be Guti and every time he drives the ball he destroys the most solid defense.

Eintracht knew where the shots were coming from, but they couldn’t avoid them. Shortly after the break, the Georgian talent caracolated over the top of the box and found space and time to think and find Di Lorenzo on the opposite flank. The center of the right side was finished off by Osimhen in goal mouth.

Neither Kvaratskhelia nor Osimhen finished the match. The technician Luciano Spalletti reserved them while the process progressed. Zielinski sealed the Neapolitan triumph from eleven meters and now in Naples they expect, without fear, a rival. In reality, they are the ones who generate respect.

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