Napoli 2-0 Braga: Napoli advance to knockout round

Last Updated on 13/12/2023 by

During their match against SC Braga, Napoli secured their spot in the round of sixteen of the Champions League by scoring a hilarious own goal and achieving an unconventional finale with Victor Osimhen.

Napoli were coming off three straight losses under the direction of new coach Walter Mazzarri. Napoli won 2-1 in Portugal, which meant that they were able to afford to lose by one goal and still advance for the Round of 16—just behind Real Madrid.

Napoli vs Braga

Pizzi’s attempt was blocked by Juan Jesus, and Bruma’s follow-up shot was a miss. The visitors got off to a strong start, as evidenced by their aggressive play.

Braga, on the other hand, pulled through their own net, precisely like they did during the match in Portugal. Matteo Politano made his way down the right side of the field and attempted to pull back low for Osimhen. However, Serdar Saatci, in a pretty clumsy manner, managed to divert the ball onto the underside of the bar and over the line.

At the 28-minute mark, Alex Meret was had to make a remarkable flying one-handed save in order to push the screamer from Ricardo Horta over the bar. As a result of turning Jose Fonte on a Politano through ball, the Braga goalkeeper was also put to the test at the near post by Piotr Zielinski.

Natan, who is a central defender who is stepping in at left back, sprinted down the left side past Fonte and rolled across to the area where Osimhen’s attempted back-heel flick ended up ricocheting into the net off his other foot. This allowed Napoli to add a second goal to their score.

The photograph taken by Bruma was directed directly at Meret; nonetheless, it was reported that Union Berlin was leading Real Madrid at the halftime break, and as a result, Braga was in last place.

While Meret was right behind the Ricardo Horta snapshot, Matheus had to perform an acrobatic palming maneuver in order to get Politano’s left-foot curler over the bar from beyond the area.

Giovanni Di Lorenzo threw himself in the path of a Bruma shot, and Osimhen stung the gloves of the goalkeeper. both of these incidents occurred. Ricardo Horta persisted in his efforts, and eleven minutes before the end of the game, his devastating shot hit the bottom of the upright.

Braga finished in third place and will be participating in the Europa League play-offs as Real Madrid came back to defeat Union Berlin by a score of 3-2.


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