Legia Warsaw beaten in the second half with goals from Insigne, Osimhen and Politano A draw without goals for Sarri’s boys who hoped to mortgage the second round
Osimhen yes, Immobile no. Naples and Lazio share their destinies starting from the center forward. The Nigerian is effective, the Italian is harmless as often happens in Europe. The Azzurri return to chase by managing and beating the leaders of group C, Legia, 3-0 at Maradona. Insigne is the soul, Osimhen the frontman and the Poles return to Warsaw downsized in the standings and also in the spirit.
Spalletti does not start at the start with the Nigerian and Mertens center forward with Elmas under the head. Debut for Demme in the median and Juan Jesus on the left in place of Mario Rui disqualified. Manolas finds a place in defense next to Koulibaly as well as Meret between the posts. Forward is Workaholic Lozano on the right who often combines with Mertens. Within 10 minutes, the two look for each other and find each other. At half an hour the diagonal of the Mexican is deflected with the foot by the 19 year old Miszta.
Second half, Spalletti renews: in Ruiz and Osimhen, out Anguissa and Lozano. Minute 60: Insigne for Di Lorenzo, head assist and Mertens late. Naples recalibrates itself in an unprecedented 3-5-2. The tonnage ahead of Petagna and Osimhen produces pitfalls with Elmas and Politano to float. Minute 74 ‘: post hit by Emreli.
A minute later Insigne unlocks it by turning a cue from Politano into the goal. Five minutes later the Neapolitan attacking midfielder launches Osimhen’s escape who places the right diagonal. Politano’s gloss is at 94 ‘.
Lazio, on the other hand, does not go beyond 0-0 against Marseille in the group where Galatasaray flies after the success in Moscow (0-1). Shrewd game of the French of Sampaoli who hold up to the outbursts of the Biancocelesti. The all in of Sarri’s men in the last half hour does not produce the golletto that would have allowed greater serenity in view of qualifying for the second round. The Marseillais rely on the maneuvers of Payet, also finalizer when Luiz Felipe in tackle avoids a goal that seemed to have been done in the 86th minute: «A step forward – explains Sarri – we played a great match against a solid team. We missed the leap in the second half ». –