Victor Osimhen and Giovanni Di Lorenzo’s goals scored a comfortable 2-0 victory. Naples on their first leg Champions League last 16 matches with Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany.
The fugitive Serie A leaders weathered an early storm to seize control and then went home after sending host Randal Kolo Muani to a reckless challenge shortly before the clock tick.
Frankfurt started off confidently with Kolo Muani making an effort against the goal, but Napoli, who came out of a seven-to-last home streak, soon shifted into gear.
Overworked host Kevin Trapp made a good save to reject Khvicha Kvaratshelia and then brushed aside a 35-minute penalty from the same player after Osimhen was knocked down inside the box by Aurelio Buta.
Frankfurt’s break lasted just five minutes before Osimhen converted a low mid. hiring Lozano To lead Napoli – the same player thought he had doubled down a few minutes later only to be marked offside.
Napoli stepped up their dominance after the hiatus with Trapp once again called to punch the Lozano effort and another drive from Kvaratshelia.
Kolo Muani’s bad fight with Frank Anguissa in the 58th minute gave Frankfurt a mountain to climb, and Napoli’s inevitable second came soon after.
A bit of Kvaratshelia’s individual genius provided an opportunity for Di Lorenzo to transform and Napoli allowed them to finish the first leg in a controlled manner.