Napoli 3-0 Eintracht Frankfurt Highlights
In a historic feat, Napoli secured their first-ever quarter-final spot in the UEFA Champions League by comfortably defeating Eintracht Frankfurt 5-0 over two legs, while also maintaining their commanding lead in the Serie A.
Despite facing a daunting task of overturning a 5-0 aggregate deficit, Eintracht Frankfurt arrived in Naples without the support of their fans due to clashes between hooligan firms and local police, and Napoli quickly demonstrated their superiority as they sought to avoid a repeat of the rare defeat they had suffered on their home ground since 2013, with Matteo Politano’s early chance testing Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp’s mettle.
Having already made 22 saves in the tournament, Kevin Trapp continued to showcase his goalkeeping prowess by denying Khvicha Kvaratskhelia’s impressive run, but Napoli eventually found a breakthrough in first-half stoppage time through Victor Osimhen’s header, which not only shattered Frankfurt’s resilience but also made him the first Napoli player to score in both legs of a UCL knockout tie.
Napoli effectively sealed their quarter-final spot with a commanding 4-0 aggregate lead after Victor Osimhen netted his second of the game early in the second half, capitalizing on Giovanni di Lorenzo’s brilliant assist as the Serie A leaders comfortably dispatched a demoralized Frankfurt side, leaving them with little hope of mounting a comeback.
Eintracht Frankfurt’s woeful performance was further compounded when Djibril Sow conceded a penalty for a trip on Piotr Zieliński inside the box, which the latter converted despite Victor Osimhen’s potential hat-trick, effectively sealing Napoli’s historic night with a comprehensive 5-0 aggregate victory and a spot in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League for the first time ever.