Napoli Player Ratings vs Milan: Osimhen Goal Too Little Too Late

At the Maradona Stadium, Napoli hosted Milan in the universally anticipated second half of the Champions League quarter-final. Reminiscent of last week’s action, the Partenopei dominated possession, only to concede a goal at the end of the first half, this time courtesy of Olivier Giroud. In the dying minutes, Victor Osimhen grabbed an equalizer, but it wasn’t sufficient to salvage the Partenopei. So here are our player ratings for Napoli who have been eliminated from Europe’s most prestigious competition as Milian emerge victorious 2-1 on aggregate.

Napoli (4-3-3)

Alex Meret – 7.5

The Italian custodian produced heroics to keep his side in the match. Pulled off two stunning saves on Giroud, including one from the spot, but could do nothing about the goal.

Giovanni Di Lorenzo – 6.5

The Napoli captain kept fighting for the cause until the very end. He managed to cause havoc in the final third with some daring runs on the right flank, and one of those resulted in a spot-kick.

Amir Rrahmani – 5

The Kosovan was once again tormented at the hands of Rafael Leao who left him in the dust in the build-up of Giroud’s goal. Luciano Spalletti surprisingly hauled him off in the final 15 minutes.

Juan Jesus – 6

A quiet night for the Brazilian veteran who didn’t have much to do throughout the evening.

Mario Rui – 5

The Portuguese started on a decent note, but gifted Milan a spot kick by clumsily colliding into his compatriot Leao. His evening ended prematurely with an injury.

Tanguy Ndombélé – 5.5

The Frenchman ran hard and did the dirty work in the middle of the park, but his touch often lacked quality, especially in the most crucial instances.

Stanislav Lobotka – 6

A decent display from the Slovakian, even if it wasn’t quite on his usual high standards. Sorely missed his suspended midfielder partner Zambo Anguissa.

Piotr Zielinski – 5

A forgettable night for the former Udinese man who wasn’t too influential in midfield. Wasted one of the best chances for Napoli in the first half with a feeble shot from a promising position.

Matteo Politano – 6

The Italian winger posed danger to the Rossoneri’s defenses with his runs on the right flank, but couldn’t test Mike Maigan with a threatening shot. Left the pitch in agony at the half-hour mark after sustaining an ankle injury.

Victor Osimhen – 7

The Nigerian struggled to find space between Simon Kjaer and Fikayo Tomori, but he kept fighting for every ball and eventually grabbed his goal. Unfortunately for Napoli, it was too little too late at that point.

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia – 5.5

The Georgian found mild success in his dribbling, but it was his shooting that left much to be desired. He just couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net, not even from a penalty kick that he’ll rue for years to come.

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Mathias Olivera – 5.5

The Uruguayan did well defensively, but wasted two glorious headers.

Hirving Lozano – 5

The Mexican proved to be a downgrade on Politano, with Theo Hernandez managing to keep him quiet.

Eljif Elmas – 5

The North Macedonian hardly made himself noticed during his cameo.

Leo Ostigard – 5.5

The Norwegian replaced Rrahmani later on, but was scarcely tested as Napoli were launching a late onslaught on Milan’s goal.

Giacomo Raspadori – 6

The former Sassuolo man provided the assist for Osimhen’s goal with a sublime cross.

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