Goals: Eintracht Frankfurt -Napoli -Played on 02/21/ 2023
Napoli put forward in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, after an easy victory at the expense of its host Eintracht Frankfurt, with a score (2-0), in the meeting that brought them together at the Dutch Bank Park stadium, in the first leg of the round of 16.
Victor Osimhen, in the 40th minute, and Giovanni Di Lorenzo, in the 65th minute, scored the goals for the Italian team.
The two teams will meet in the second leg on March 15, at Diego Maradona Stadium, to determine the final qualifier for the next round.
The first threat came in the fourth minute, after Kolo Mwani kicked the ball into the Naples penalty area, and fired a ground shot that passed in front of the goal out of the field.
From the edge of the area after 10 minutes, Mario Gotze fired a powerful shot, but it passed far from the goalkeeper of the Italian team, Merritt.
Napoli got a corner kick in the 18th minute, carried out inside the penalty area, to be met by Kamada with a header that missed the way and passed towards his team’s net had it not been for Kevin Trapp, who blocked the ball.
Napoli returned a minute later to threaten Trapp’s goal with the most dangerous chances, after the ball reached Kfaratskhelia on the borders of the penalty area, so the Georgian fired a missile shot that the Frankfurt goalkeeper shone with and turned it away for a corner.
And the Napoli trick continued with the corner kicks, and in the 26th minute, Zelinski executed a new corner kick in the same way by executing it directly toward the net, but Trapp succeeded in pushing it away with his fist from his goal.
The left post of the German team blocked the chance of a goal, after a long ball to Lozano, which he hit with his right at the post, to rebound and Osimhen tries to follow it up and succeeds in obtaining a penalty kick very intelligently after he put his foot in front of defender Bota.
Kfaratskhelia took the penalty kick in the 36th minute, to the right of the goalkeeper Trapp, and the German goalkeeper shone with her, blocking the kick and turning it into a corner.
Osimhen was able to score the first goal of the match in the 40th minute, after a ball was cut by Lobotka from the middle of the field, to pass it to Lozano on the right wing, who penetrated into the area and passed a ground cross inside the six yards, which the striker met with a shot into the net.
One minute later, Napoli returned to score a second goal in the same way, after a ball to Lozano in the same area, and the Mexican crossed the ball, which Osimhen met with a shot into the net, but the referee canceled the goal for offside the Napoli striker.