Napoli dominate, waste but pass quietly to Frankfurt

Napoli dominated the Champions League Round of 16 first leg against Frankfurt on Tuesday night by winning 0-2 in Germany.

Threatened by the Germans during a delicate first quarter of an hour, the leaders of Serie A moved up a gear from the 20th minute and can regret not having scored more.

From half an hour the serious troubles of the Germans began. Hirving Lozano (34th post) and Kvicha Kvaratskhelia (36th, missed penalty) spared Frankfurt. What did not do Victor Osimhen a few minutes later. The masked Nigerian popped up at the far post on a pass from Lozano to make it 0-1 and give his side a deserved advantage.

The Neapolitan forcing continued after the break with a Kevin Trapp still the protagonist against Lozano (55th) and Kvaratskhelia (56th).

Two interventions which preceded by a few moments the exclusion of Randal Color for an ugly sole (although unintentional, it touches the ball) on Zambo Anguissa.

At ten against eleven and without its star striker which it will also have to do without in the return match, Frankfurt has withdrawn into its own half of the field.

The Germans logically ended up taking a second goal via John DiLorenzoserved by a very nice heel from Kvaratskhelia (65th).

Dominators, the Neapolitans did not force in the last half hour and left their opponent ‘alive’ for the return match. As long as they don’t regret it.

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