Osimhen strike not enough as Napoli suffer crucial blow in race for Champions League football

Osimhen strike not enough as Napoli suffer crucial blow in race for Champions League football

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 13:37 - 14.04.2024

Napoli's slim chances of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League are hanging by a thread after a disappointing 2-2 draw against Frosinone at home.

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Osimhen scores but Napoli drop points

Napoli's struggle to defend their Scudetto title puts their chances of securing a Champions League spot at risk, even if Serie A gets rewarded with a fifth spot.

Coming into the match against Frosinone, they were seven points behind AS Roma in fifth place, knowing that anything less than a win would severely dent their hopes.

While Napoli had their chances, including a goal from Matteo Politano, they couldn't capitalize fully.

Frosinone had opportunities too, notably a missed penalty. Despite Napoli's dominance, Frosinone managed to equalize through Cheddira, capitalizing on a mistake by Napoli's goalkeeper.

The hosts regained the lead thanks to a fine instinctive finish from in-demand Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen.

However, Frosinone leveled again with a powerful header from Cheddira. Frosinone could have won if Demba Seck had scored late on.

Despite a late red card for Napoli, the match ended in a draw, leaving Napoli disappointed and Frosinone still in the relegation zone.