Napoli 3-0 Eintracht Frankfurt (5-0 agg): Osimhen at the double as brilliant Partenopei break new ground


Napoli clinched a dominant 5-0 aggregate win over Eintracht Frankfurt with another impressive Champions League performance in Naples.

Victor Osimhen scored twice as Napoli reached the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals for the first time on Wednesday, helping Luciano Spalletti’s men to a 3-0 second-leg win over Eintracht Frankfurt.

Osimhen netted either side of half-time in another talismanic performance for the runaway Serie A leaders, who sealed a 5-0 aggregate triumph despite a tie marred by violent clashes between fans.

Piotr Zielinski won and converted the penalty to make it 3-0 as Eintracht toiled without suspended striker Randal Kolo Muani at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

After sweeping aside last year’s Europa League winners, Napoli will be seen as a team to avoid when they join Italian giants Milan and Inter in Friday’s round of 16.

Napoli got off to a typically quick start as Matteo Politano tested Kevin Trapp with a low drive in the first minute before the goalkeeper denied Khvicha Kvaratskhelia at the end of a slalom drive.

Oliver Glasner’s superb visitors kept Napoli at bay for most of the first half, although they were again indebted to Trapp for keeping out Kvaratskhelia’s deflected effort in the 40th minute.

But Eintracht didn’t make it to half-time, Osimhen hanging in the air to direct Politan’s cross into the top-right corner after a fine pass from Stanislav Lobotka.

Osimhen needed just eight minutes to grab his brace after the restart and stretch to head home Giovanni Di Lorenzo’s low cross from six yards.

Trapp denied Kvaratskhelia for a third time when the Georgian attempted a curling strike on the hour mark but was unable to prevent Zielinski from making it 3-0 from 12 yards after the midfielder was clumsily tripped by Djibril Sow.

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