Presentation of the Eintracht-Napoli match
Napoli enters the round of 16 of the Champions League with the awareness of being one of the teams to beat, after finishing in the lead in the group stage. The Neapolitans want to continue in the competition by demonstrating through the game that they are one of the revelation formations at European level.
As for training, Spalletti recovers Osimhem after fatigue in the championship match with Sassuolo. With the Nigerian striker there will be Kvaratskelia and Lozano in the trident. In addition, Mario Rui and Zielinski will be in the match who started from the bench in the league.
As for the Germans, Captain Rode will not play from the start as he is not in perfect condition. Trapp will be in goal. Kolo Muani will play forward, who will have Gotze and Lindstrom behind him.
Start of the match with Napoli taking control of the game and in the 2nd minute Kvaratskelia’s incursion on the left fails to break through with Zielinski. Eintracht responds with Lindstrom who crosses from the left for Kolo Muani who kicks a diagonal shot that goes just wide. The teams face each other openly but it is Napoli who dominates the midfield which in the 34th minute brings the Neapolitans close to scoring on a penalty kick missed by Kvaratskelia, who has his shot saved by Trapp.
Despite the disappointment of the missed penalty kick, Napoli insisted and in the 40th minute went ahead with Osimhen, who scored on the net after receiving a splendid pass through Lozano. After 1 minute again Napoli in attack with Lozano serving Osimhen, who scores the second goal, which however is canceled due to an offside by the same Nigerian striker. In the 46th minute the Portuguese referee Dias whistled for the first half.
Start of the second half with Napoli still in attack and the German team defending itself. In the 58th minute Kolo Muani was sent off for a serious foul play against Anguissa. With the German team made up of ten men, Spalletti’s team took the upper hand further and in the 65th minute doubled through Di Lorenzo, following a splendid back-heel pass by Kvaratskelia.
At this point, the match faded with Eintracht unable to react to the knockout blow by the Neapolitans. At the end of 5 minutes of added time the referee blows the whistle and sanctions the victory of Napoli who triumph on German soil.
Napoli dominated throughout the match and once again confirmed their strength in the European competition. The roadmap of the Neapolitans is six victories out of seven games, with 22 goals scored. After this victory, he mortgaged the passage to the quarter-finals, placing himself among the candidates for the final victory.