English “Liverpool” on 17 September met with Napoli in the framework of the 1st round of the Champions League. The current champion of the Champions League was unexpectedly defeated.
Napoli – Liverpool 2:0
Goals: Mertens, 82, Llorente, 90+2
Last year, the confrontation between Napoli and Liverpool was decisive. The teams exchanged home wins, but behind the playoffs of the Champions League were left by the Italians. At the end of the game in England, the Neapolitans could snatch a draw if not for an amazing save of Alisson.
The fate of the draw the teams met again in the group stage of the Champions League. Obviously, the Italians sought to take revenge, “the Reds”, who does not want to defeat the current champion?
The first dangerous moment in a match was exactly the “partenopei”. In the seventh minute Fabian Ruiz struck with one touch. Adrian parried the blow and Ruiz struck the second time. With this new shot, the goalkeeper of “Liverpool” did, too, and then the ball was at Mertens. The Belgian scored a goal, but offside.
Your opportunity the 21st minute had guests. Manet took luxury the transmission in the penalty area and shot straight at the goalkeeper. The next critical moment in the first half was 44 minutes. Milner after a corner, how to put the ball on the head of Firmino. Bobby cool shot, but the ball went just wide of the post Mereta.
Napoli – Liverpool video of the first half
Immediately after the break, Napoli was a very poignant moment: Rui filed for Mertens, who struck his head. Adrian narrowly parried the high kick in the face. On 55 minutes Liverpool had a sharp counter: Manet and Salah came against one defender. And Manet gave an inaccurate pass and Liverpool missed a great opportunity to open the scoring.
Another point the guests had on 65 minutes. Manolas failed to clear the ball, which bounced to Salah. The Egyptians did not think long and shot into the far corner. Meret has stretched as a string, and parried the shot. In the 74th minute mane has popped up on shock position, but has punched precisely in the goalkeeper’s hands.
On 80 minutes, Napoli got right on the penalty spot: Callejón beat Robertson and he decided to shoot down the attacker. Mark came Mertens and struck hard, though not in the corner. Adrian almost parried the blow, but the shot was too strong.
In the remaining time Liverpool failed to win. Wards Klopp even missed a second time. Defenders of “Liverpool” has lost in his own penalty Llorente. Former striker Tottenham easily beat Adrian and set the final score 2:0.