Napoli achieved a historic achievement after reaching the quarter-finals for the first time in its history, by defeating its German guest, Eintracht Frankfurt, 3-0, on Wednesday, in the second leg of the Champions League final.
The meeting was held without the presence of the fans of the German guest in the stands of the “Diego Armando Maradona” stadium, by decision of the local authorities, but that did not prevent them from traveling to southern Italy and clashing with the police, with the support of fans of the local competitor, Atalanta, according to the media.
And after winning the first leg outside the bases 2-0, coach Luciano Spalletti’s team renewed its supremacy over the German team, which is competing in the main continental competition for the first time, as a result of winning the “Europa League” title last season.
As usual, Nigerian Victor Osimhen was the key to Napoli’s victory by scoring a goal in each half (2 + 45 and 53), raising his tally to four goals in the Champions League and 23 in 28 games in all competitions this season, before adding Poland’s Piotr Zelensky III from a penalty kick ( 64).
And Napoli confirmed that what he is achieving locally and moving steadily towards winning the Italian League title for the first time since 1990, with an 18-point lead over his closest pursuers, is not a coincidence, but was accompanied by this first continental achievement of its kind in the Champions League.
The group stage campaign was a clear indication of Napoli’s capabilities this season, as its group topped Liverpool (4-1), Dutch Ajax (4-1, 6-1) and Scottish Rangers (3-0, 3-0).