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UEFA ChampionshipNapoli vs Liverpool: Klopp's men ripped to shreds by Partenopei

Napoli vs Liverpool: Klopp’s men ripped to shreds by Partenopei

Napoli vs Liverpool
Stadio Diego Armando Maradona
UEFA Champions League
Group A
Matchday 1

Liverpool, who made it to the final of the UCL last season were favourites heading into this fixture. Napoli on the other hand with the departures they had, not much was expected of them.

The visitors conceded two penalties within the first fifteen minutes. They were lucky, as just one of them was converted. The club struck twice further, before the end of the half.

Zielenski wasted no time in the second half. He scored his second in the 47th minute of the fixture.

The only bright side of the Reds last night was Luis Diaz. The Colombian scored LFC’s first and only goal of the night.

Napoli vs Liverpool: Match report

Napoli 4-1 Liverpool (HT 3-0)

Scorers: Zielinski 5 (pen), 47, Anguissa 31, Simeone 44, Luis Diaz 49.

NAPOLI: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Kim, Olivera (Mario Rui 74), Anguissa, Lobotka, Zielinski (Elmas 74), Politano (Lozano 58), Kvaratskhelia (Zerbin 57), Osimhen (Simeone 41).
Coach: Spalletti.

LIVERPOOL: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez (Matip 46), Van Dijk, Robertson, Milner (Thiago Alcantara 63), Fabinho, Elliott (Arthur 77), Salah (Jota 62), Firmino (Nunez 62), Luis Diaz.

Coach: Klopp.

Referee: Del Cerro Grande (SPA).
Booked: Milner, Rrahmani, Van Dijk.

Managers’ reaction

Luciano Spalletti, Napoli coach: “We’re happy because we were the best version of ourselves against a top side.”

Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool manager: “It’s a really tough one to take. It’s not that difficult to explain if you saw the game.”

“Until Thiago entered the pitch, I cannot remember one counter-pressing situation. Everything was obvious. Why it happened, I cannot answer now. I have to take it.”

Rohan Premkumar
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