Free-scoring With a thrilling victory against Ajax, Napoli advanced to the Champions League’s knockout rounds.
Hirving Lozano’s looping header into the far corner and Giacomo Raspadori’s left-footed drive into the top of the net gave them an early two-goal advantage.
After the half, Davy Klaasen, an ex-Everton player, scored a header to cut the deficit for Ajax before Khvicha Kvaratskhelia’s unjustly given penalty for handball against Jurrien Timber increased Napoli’s advantage back to two goals.
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After Juan Jesus was found to have fouled Brian Brobbey late in the game, the visitors were awarded a penalty, which former Tottenham attacker Steven Bergwijn converted to make for a tense conclusion.
When Victor Osimhen forced Daley Blind into a mistake and scored his first Champions League goal of the season, their fears were calmed.
Consequently, Napoli, who has already scored 17 goals in their four group games, is currently in a solid position to defeat Liverpool and win group A.
To win the group, Jurgen Klopp’s team must win all of their remaining games by significant margins.