Napoli champions league
- Napoli champions league 2023. As they defeated Eintracht Frankfurt to seize control of their Round of 16 tie, Napoli maintained their extraordinary season. Just before halftime, Victor Osimhen scored his 20th goal of the year, and Giovanni Di Lorenzo added a second goal on the 65th minute to put his club ahead. Eintracht’s woes were made worse when Randal Kolo Muani was dismissed for a careless foul.
With a 2-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt on the road, Napoli took control of their Round of 16 Champions League matchup thanks to a goal from Victor Osimhen, who now has 20 goals for the year.
Randal Kolo Muani was given a chance in the fifth minute as Eintracht made a strong start to the first leg. He skillfully flicked it past Amir Rrahmani while facing away from the goal, then turned and sent it wide across the goal.
The referee immediately pointed to the spot after Aurelio Buta tripped Osimhen, who was chasing Lozano’s rebound, but Kevin Trapp came up big for the home team, save Khvicha Kvaratskhelia’s penalty.
Before the start of the second half, Napoli continued to pressure Eintracht. They were rewarded in the 40th minute when Philipp Max gave the ball away, allowing Lozano to cross it to the far post where Osimhen headed the ball into the goal. With the goal, the striker became the ninth Napoli player to score in a row.
MAJOR POINT NAPOLI IS TOTALLY IN CONTROL
Make no mistake, Napoli were in complete control of this game from start to end, despite some early threats from Eintracht Frankfurt. While the hosts did occasionally possess the ball, Napoli’s defence remained steadfast, consistently employing an off-side trap to thwart any opportunities. They were direct and quick on the ball, which they have consistently displayed in Serie A this season.
After losing a player, Eintracht didn’t put up the strongest of fights, but Napoli should be feared by the normal Champions League contenders because they hardly had to shift out of second gear to defeat Eintracht 2-0.
KEVIN TRAPP PLYAYER OF THE MATCH
It is uncommon for a member of the losing team to receive POTM, but Kevin Trapp made sure that the hosts’ performance in this game wasn’t much worse. Nine stops were made by the goalie, one of which was the penalty in the first half. He consistently controlled the field and saved his back line when they committed some awful defensive mistakes.
Trapp must be at his best once more, and the outside players must be able to compete with this Napoli team, if Eintracht is to have any chance of moving on to the quarterfinals.
RATINGS OF PLAYERS
Kevin Trapp (9), Evan Ndicka (6), Tuta (6), Philipp Max (6), Djibril Sow (7), Daichi Kamada (6), Aurelio Buta (6), Mario Gotze (6), Jesper Lindstrom (7), and Randal Kolo Muani (5).
Faride Alidou, 6, Ansgar Knauff, 6, Rafael Borre, 6, and Christopher Lenz. N/A.
Victor Osimhen 7, Mathias Olivera 6, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia 6, Andre-Frank Anguissa 6, Stanislav Lobotka 6, Kim Min-Jae 8, Amir Rrahmani 7, Giovanni Di Lorenzo 8, Piotr Zielinski 7, Stanislav Lobotka 6, Andre-Frank Anguissa 6, Andre-Frank Anguissa 6, and Hirving Lozan
Tanguy Ndombele 6, Eljif Elmas 6, Giovanni Simeone 6, Matteo Politano 6.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MATCH
NAPOLI 35′ STRIKE THE POST TO RECEIVE A PENALTY!
Lozano is put through on goal by a wonderful ball in, but his shot hits the post. When Osimhen pursues the ball, Buta trips him in the penalty area. The referee doesn’t think twice about indi¢cating the location. NAPOLI HAS A GREAT CHANCE OF LEADING HERE!
TRAPP SAVES THE PENALTY AT 36′!
Kvararskhelia’s shot is feeble into the bottom left corner, indicating that it was not a well-taken penalty. Trapp scans it quickly and tosses it aside.
40′ – GOAL! FRANKFURT EINTRACHT 0–1 NAPOLI:
With Victor Osimhen on hand, who needs punishment? The Nigerian striker taps in Lozano’s low ball to win his team the victory.
55′ – TRAPP AGAIN:
Trapp continues to punch as Lozano fires a shot! He has now made five saves throughout the game.
FRANKFURT 56′ THE BACK IS A MESS!
Trapp steps in once more to save the day. Napoli is able to win the ball back in a risky area because the home team makes mistakes in the back. Kvaratskhelia receives it and attempts to shoot, but Trapp enlarges himself and blocks the shot.
KOLO MUANI USING THE STRAIGHT RED CARD AT 58′:
THE CASE FOR EINTRACHT JUST GOT WORSE! Following a careless foul on Anguissa, Kolo Muani is dismissed. The referee was right in front of the foul and pulled that red without hesitation despite the fact that both players were down and receiving medical attention.
65′ – GOAL! NAPOLI ARE IN DREAMLAND AS DI LORENZO GETS THE SECOND OF THE NIGHT, EINTRACHT FRANKFURT 0–2!
It’s a smart movie from Kvaratskhelia, and Di Lorenzo gets through Trapp on the first try.
Key point of the Match
80% of the goals Eintracht Frankfurt has given up in the competition have come in their three losses, and all three of their Champions League games in which they have failed to score have been at home.
After losing their last three away matches in the Champions League knockout rounds, Napoli finally triumphed in one today.
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