Despite the absence of Victor Osimhen, Napoli narrowly triumph over Union in Berlin during the Champions League.

Napoli secures a 1-0 victory over Union Berlin in the UEFA Champions League, leaving the German side without any points in three matches.

Union Berlin Suffers 1-0 Defeat to Napoli in Champions League

Napoli, the reigning Italian champions, continued their UEFA Champions League campaign without their star Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen, as they secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory over FC Union Berlin at the Olympiastadion, as reported by Soccernet.ng. Giacomo Raspadori found the back of the net with an assist from playmaker Kvicha Kvaratskhelia in the 65th minute, dealing another blow to the home side's hopes.

Union Berlin, who had already suffered a late 3-2 defeat against Braga in their inaugural Champions League home game, aimed for a better outcome in the absence of Napoli's potent Nigerian striker, sidelined due to an injury sustained during the international break. However, Napoli demonstrated their experience and resilience, securing the much-needed victory within the expansive stadium.

Despite the unwavering support and chants from the Eiserners, Union Berlin remained at the bottom of the group standings, still without a point after three matches. Napoli, on the other hand, climbed to second place in the group standings. The absence of Victor Osimhen did not deter Napoli's determination, as they continued their quest for success in the UEFA Champions League, showcasing their experience and tactical prowess in a hard-fought victory.

Union Berlin players slump on the pitch following a 1-0 home loss to Napoli in the Champions League. The Eisernen have yet to secure a point in three matches, struggling at this elevated level of competition.

Giacomo Raspadori with the lone goal. pic.twitter.com/7CL6MPIMnI
— Lolade Adewuyi (@Jololade) October 24, 2023

Union found themselves at the foot of the table, having failed to secure any points in three matches. In contrast, Napoli climbed to second place in the standings, trailing only behind Real Madrid, who emerged victorious with a 2-1 win against Braga in the Group C encounter.


Other UEFA Champions League Results

Galatasaray 1-3 Bayern Munich

Inter 2-1 RB Salzburg

Union Berlin 0-1 Napoli

Sevilla 1-2 Arsenal

Braga 1-2 Real Madrid

Lens 1-1 PSV

Benfica 0-1 Real Sociedad

Manchester United 1-0 FC Copenhagen

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