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UCL: Osimhen scores two as Napoli through to last 8

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen scored twice as Napoli cruised into the Champions League quarter-finals with a comfortable win over Europa league champions Eintracht Frankfurt.

Luciano Spalletti’s side were already two goals up from the first leg, before the strikers thumping header in first-half stoppage time dispelled any lingering nerves at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

Osimhen doubled his side’s lead on the night with a close-range finish from Giovanni di Lorenzo’s cross eight minutes after the break and, having been brought down in the box, Piotr Zielinski converted the penalty himself to make it 3-0.

With a commanding 18-point lead at the top of Serie A, Napoli head into the last eight with a real chance to fight for top prize in European football.

Build-up to the match had been overshadowed with fans of Eintracht Frankfurt having clashed with police after arriving in Naples despite being banned from attending the second leg of the last-16 tie.

Meanwhile Liverpool crashed out with a 1nil 2nd leg-tie in Spanish capital on Wednesday night.

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema scored the only goal with the assist coming from Vini Jnr.

All qualified teams will have to wait till Friday to know their quarter-final opponents.

Writing by Tersoo Nicholas