EUROPEAN LEAGUE SUMMARY: Lorenzo Insigne’s debut ROCKET inspires Napoli victory over Legia Warsaw
EUROPEAN LEAGUE SUMMARY: Lorenzo Insigne’s debut ROCKET inspires Napoli’s win over Legia Warsaw as Lyon battle for a 4-3 win over Sparta Prague with a two-goal lead
- Napoli secured a crucial victory over Legia Warsaw in the Europa League with a 3-0 victory
- Victor Osimhen was back with his ninth in ten games for the Napoli squad
- Lorenzo Insigne had previously put them in the lead with a world-class strike
- Lyon made a brilliant comeback to beat Sparta Prague 4-3 to 2-0
Napoli maintained their hopes of moving up from Group C after Lorenzo Insigne, Victor Osimhen and Matteo Politano claimed a 3-0 home victory over Legia Warsaw.
Legia remained in the lead with six points in three games while Napoli and Leicester City, who enjoyed a 4-3 roller coaster victory at Spartak Moscow on Wednesday, have four each. Spartak, fourth, has three points.
Insigne gave Napoli the lead in the 75th minute with a superb shot for the first time before a fit Osimhen scored his ninth goal of the season in all competitions and Politano sealed the victory with a strike from long distance.
Lorenzo Insigne opened the scoring with a world-class volley in Napoli’s 3-0 win over Legia
Victor Osimhen continued a strong goal streak by adding a second – his ninth of the season
Meanwhile, Olympique Lyonnais maintained their perfect start in Group A by closing a two-goal deficit for a 4-3 win at Sparta Prague, who took a 2-0 lead thanks to a brace in the first half. -time of Lukas Haraslin.
Lyon fought back as Karl Toko Ekambi scored twice while Houssem Aouar and Lucas Paqueta each added one before Ladislav Krejci removed one in stoppage time.
Lyon remained in the lead with nine points clear of four of Sparta and Rangers, who are three after beating Brondby 2-0 at home thanks to first-half goals from Leon Balgoun and Kemar Roofe.
Lyon made an impressive comeback to beat Sparta Prague 4-3 to 2-0
Lukas Haraslin celebrates after adding two-goal cushion, but lead won’t last
In Group D, Eintracht Frankfurt took pole position with seven points, one ahead of Olympiacos after a 3-1 home win over the Greeks.
Both teams are well placed to progress as third-placed Fenerbahce has two points and Royal Antwerp one after their 2-2 draw.
Monaco took the lead in Group B with seven points from three games with a 2-1 win at PSV Eindhoven and Real Sociedad are two points behind after a 1-0 win at Sturm Graz.