Champions League: Napoli annihilates Liverpool 4-1 with a great performance

NAPOLI. Napoli demolishes Liverpool 4-1 with goals of


NAPOLI. Napoli demolishes Liverpool 4-1 with goals of P. Zielinski (5′ pen), A. Z. Anguissa (31′), G. Simeone (44′) and P. Zielinski (47′). On the other side, Liverpool scored with ​L. Diaz (49′). Liverpool was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (62%).​

V. Osimhen missed a penalty (18′) for Napoli.​

The match was played at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona (Napoli) stadium in Napoli on Wednesday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. The referee was Carlos del Cerro Grande with the help of Pau Cebrián Devis and Guadalupe Porras Ayuso. The 4th official was César Soto Grado. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 24.8 degrees Celsius or 76.71 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 88%.​

Match Statistics

Liverpool was in firm control of the ball 62% while Napoli was struggling with a 38% ball possession.

Liverpool was more aggressive with 76 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 7 were on target. Even so, Napoli succeeded in find the solution to win this contest.​

Napoli shot 18 times, 9 on target, 9 off target. On the opposite side, Liverpool shot 15 times, 7 on target, 8 off target.


Napoli received 1 yellow card (A. Rrahmani). On the opposite side, Liverpool received 2 yellow cards (J. Milner and V. van Dijk).

After playing this match, Napoli has 0 points to occupy the 3rd place in the standings. while Liverpool stays with 0 points (2nd).

Match Events

  • 5'

    P. Zielinski (Penalty)

  • 10'

    J. Milner

  • 18'

    V. van Dijk

  • 18'

    V. Osimhen

  • 31'

    A. Z. Anguissa

    P. Zielinski

  • 41'

    G. Simeone

    V. Osimhen

  • 44'

    G. Simeone

  • 46'

    J. Matip

    J. Gomez

  • 47'

    P. Zielinski

    G. Simeone

  • 49'

    L. Diaz

  • 57'

    A. Zerbin

    K. Kvaratskhelia

  • 58'

    H. Lozano

    M. Politano

  • 62'

    D. Nunez

    R. Firmino

  • 63'


    J. Milner

  • 63'

    Diogo Jota

    M. Salah

  • 66'

    A. Rrahmani

  • 74'

    M. Rui

    M. Olivera

  • 74'

    E. Elmas

    P. Zielinski

  • 77'


    H. Elliott

Next match

In the upcoming Champions League match, Napoli will play away with Rangers on the 13th of September with a 0-0 head to head record.

Liverpool will host Ajax on the 13th of September with a 2-0 head to head statistic in favor of Liverpool (0 draws).

Napoli: Formation and Lineups

Napoli started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Luciano Spalletti chose to play with the following team: Alex Meret (8.0), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (7.0), Amir Rrahmani (7.2), Min-jae Kim (7.3), Mathías Olivera (6.8), André Zambo Anguissa (8.3), Stanislav Lobotka (6.8), Matteo Politano (6.6), Piotr Zieliński (8.2), Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (6.8) and Victor Osimhen (6.4).


Napoli made 5 changes: V. Osimhen for G. Simeone (41′), K. Kvaratskhelia for A. Zerbin (57′), M. Politano for H. Lozano (58′), M. Olivera for M. Rui (74′) and P. Zielinski for E. Elmas (74′).

Top player: André Zambo Anguissa

The player who no doubt impressed Napoli the most was André Zambo Anguissa.

His rating is (8.3) with 1 goal, 35 passes (85% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 10 duels out of 14.

Liverpool: Formation and Lineups

Liverpool started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

On the other side, Jürgen Klopp played with: Alisson (6.5), Trent Alexander-Arnold (7.0), Joe Gomez (6.4), Virgil van Dijk (6.7), Andrew Robertson (6.6), Harvey Elliott (7.0), Fabinho (6.6), James Milner (5.7), Mohamed Salah (6.4), Roberto Firmino (6.2) and Luis Díaz (7.6).


Liverpool made 5 changes: J. Gomez for J. Matip (46′), R. Firmino for D. Nunez (62′), J. Milner for Thiago (63′), M. Salah for Diogo Jota (63′) and H. Elliott for Arthur (77′).

Top player: Luis Díaz

Probably the most impressive player in Liverpool was Luis Díaz.

His rating is (7.6) with 1 goal, 27 passes (88% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 10.

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