Free-scoring Napoli with a thrilling victory over Ajax, Napoli advanced to the knockout stages of the Champions League.
They quickly took a two-goal lead when Giacomo Raspadori and Hirving Lozano both scored with left-footed drives into the roof of the net.
After the break, Ajax’s lead was cut in half by former Everton player Davy Klaasen’s header before Khvicha Kvaratskhelia’s unjustly given penalty for handball against Jurrien Timber increased Napoli’s advantage back to two goals.
After Juan Jesus was found to have fouled Brian Brobbey late in the game, the visitors were awarded a penalties, 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.
As a result, Napoli, who has now scored 17 goals in their four group games, is currently in a strong position to defeat Liverpool and win group A.
In order to have a chance of winning the group, Jurgen Klopp’s team must win all of their remaining games by significant margins.
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