He naples italian put his ticket to the quarterfinals of the Champions League 2022-2023 on track after winning this Tuesday with solvency 0-2 against Eintracht Frankfurt German, in a game where he went from less to more and where he showed that his dominance in Serie A is no coincidence.
Luciano Spalletti’s team also wants to shine in Europe how is he doing in his domestic tournament and he ratified it in the first chapter of his duel against the Europa League champion, usually strong in his stadium, but who could not counteract the current state of form of his rival and who hardly worried Meret throughout the game.
The Neapolitan set he took a good booty for the return in the Diego Armando Maradonawhich could have even been greater than a more successful night for one of its stars, the Georgian Kvaratskhelia, who was a ‘torment’ for the erratic local defense along with Osimhen and ‘Chucky’ Lozano.
In any case, the start of the game was better on the part of Oliver Glassner’s men, who gave a first warning through their best offensive weapon, the Frenchman Kolo Muani. However the Eintracht would not give it continuity and its rival grew little by little to take controlalthough without clear chances except for a ‘bitten’ shot from the Georgian that Trapp repelled well.
The final stretch of the first half was a ‘nightmare’ for Eintracht. Lozano stamped a ball on the post and in the subsequent rebound, Tuta committed an innocent penalty on Osimhen. Kvaratskhelia was not able to take advantage of it before the great intervention of the local goalkeeper, but it was only a delay at 0-1.
A loss from Götze shortly after allowed the visitors to mount a quick transition and ‘Chucky’ Lozano assisted so that Osimhen did not forgive. The Nigerian He had two more before the break, but in the first he rushed into his uncheck and his goal was annulled, while in the second he did not finish off correctly.
after the breakor, Eintracht was not able to react and was left at the mercy of the Serie A leader, who hardly found opposition, even less when Muani’s impetus in a divided ball with Zambo Anguissa cost him a direct red card. Spalletti’s team, in any case, had already warned with a shot from Lozano and a one-on-one from Kvaratskhelia that Trapp again saved, the best of the Europa League champion.
But with the numerical superiority, the 0-2 seemed that it would not be long in coming and finally it did. Anguissa found the speedy Georgian and he drew a great heel shot for the arrival from the side of Di Lorenzo, who with finesse and his left leg placed it out of the reach of the German goalkeeper.
The goal didn’t wake up Glassner’s men either, who tried without much success and only had a good chance through the Japanese Kamada. Napoli looked for the third almost out of inertia, but He could not find it and Spalletti preferred to reserve players for future commitments.