Liverpool 2-0 Napoli: Napoli Top group despite late defeat at Liverpool


By Sedara Oluwadara

Late goals from Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez helped Liverpool to a 2-0 win over Napoli but the Italians still finished top dogs in Champions League Group A.

With a lack of jeopardy on the game neither team really moved out of second gear as the chances of Liverpool overturning a four-goal swing to top the group never threatened to materialise.

However, two Liverpool goals did come late on when Salah prodded home from close range after Nunez’s header had been clawed off the line by goalkeeper Alex Meret before Nunez grabbed himself a goal, awarded by VAR, after tapping home from Virgil van Dijk’s initial header which was saved.

Napoli thought Leo Ostigard had headed them in front on 53 minutes but VAR overturned the goal after a three-minute check that found the centre-back had been ahead of the play.

For Liverpool it was a far more positive night at Anfield than Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Leeds in the Premier League.

The last-16 draw, in which Liverpool will be unseeded and could face the likes of Bayern Munich, will be held at 12pm on Monday November 7.

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