Victor Osimhen scored twice as Napoli reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time on Wednesday, helping Luciano Spalletti’s men to a 3-0 second-leg win over Eintracht Frankfurt.
Osimhen netted either side of half-time in another talismanic display for the runaway Serie A leaders, who sealed a 5-0 aggregate triumph across a tie overshadowed by violent clashes between supporters.
Piotr Zielinski won and converted a penalty to make it 3-0 as Eintracht toiled without suspended forward Randal Kolo Muani at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
After swatting last season’s Europa League winners aside, Napoli will be seen as a team to avoid when they join fellow Italian giants Milan and Inter in Friday’s last-eight draw.
Among players from the big five European leagues, only Marcus Rashford (15) has outscored Osimhen since the turn of the year, with the Nigeria striker reaching 13 goals for 2023 as Napoli produced another sparkling display.
Having also opened the scoring in Frankfurt, Osimhen became the first Napoli player to score in both legs of a European Cup or Champions League tie when he broke the deadlock on Wednesday.