Napoli vs Liverpool (2-0)
Dries Mertens and Fernando Llorente affected late to earn the city a 2-0 win reception to holders metropolis within the first game of the Reds’ Champions League defense. Napoli vs Liverpool
Carlo Ancelotti’s men won the corresponding fixture last term with Mertens’ spot-kick and Llorente’s injury-time goal enough to make sure history was recurrent within the cluster C clash at the Stadio San Paolo on a weekday.
Andy guard was deemed to possess tripped Jose Callejon within the box and, when power unit sanctioned the penalty call, Mertens squeezed his penalty past Adrian within the 82nd minute.
Napoli had associate degree early strike dominated out for offsides once Hirving Lozano headed home the rebound when Adrian’s glorious double save from Fabian Ruiz.
Alex Meret saved Sadio Mane’s shot within the twentieth minute. Metropolis recording their initial shot not off course in the game having did not manage any in last season’s visit.
And the Reds ought to have gone into the break 1-0 up, Firmino heading wide an exceptional James Milner cross on Brazil forward’s two hundredth metropolis look.
Napoli had the huge primary likelihood of the half, Adrian showing adverse reactions to stop Mertens from returning Fabian’s deep cross.
Mane overhit a pass to Mohamed salaah as metropolis stony-broke at speed.
Liverpool was beginning to build pressure and, when following errors from Kalidou Koulibaly and Kostas Manolas bimanual him a sight of goal within the sixty-fifth minute. Salah’s drive has circled the post by Meret.
Napoli’s goalkeeper had to deny Mane once more as metropolis looked to end powerfully.
However, once Callejon jinked into the box he went over Robertson’s extended leg to win a penalty.
|82′||Napoli||D. Mertens (pen.)|
|22||Giovanni Di Lorenzo|
|4||Virgil van Dijk|
Napoli vs Liverpool Match Statistics
|5||Shots on goal||4|
|2||Shots off goal||5|
|6||Shots inside box||8|
|4||Shots outside box||5|