The Serie A champions embarked on their UEFA Champions League journey with a hard-fought 2-1 victory on foreign soil against the Primeira Liga contenders
Osimhen and his teammates deservedly took the lead at halftime thanks to a stoppage-time strike by their captain, Di Lorenzo.
In the 84th minute, Bruma ended an 11-year Champions League goal drought for his club, but it wasn’t good enough as the Italian champions swiftly regained the lead.
Just four minutes after celebrating their historical equalizer, Braga’s valiant defender, Niakate’s own-goal handed the visitors the victory.
Despite creating numerous goal-scoring opportunities in the thrilling encounter, Napoli faced the prospect of dropping crucial points, reminiscent of their meek exit from last season’s quarter-finals.
Nevertheless, they held their nerve until the final whistle to secured the win in Braga by a narrow margin.
Napoli’s campaign commenced in style with this away triumph, and they have now suffered just one defeat in their last eight opening fixtures in the Champions League group stage.
Their next European test awaits as they will entertain Spanish giants Real Madrid, while Braga will be looking to set their sights on a clash with Union Berlin.