NAPOLI. Napoli liquidates Liverpool 4-1 with goals of P. Zielinski (5′ pen), A. Z. Anguissa (31′), G. Simeone (44′) and P. Zielinski (47′). On the opposite side, Liverpool scored with L. Diaz (49′). Liverpool was truly better in terms of ball possession (61%).
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. In front of 51,793 spectators. The referee was Carlos del Cerro Grande assisted by Pau Cebrián Devis and Guadalupe Porras Ayuso. The 4th official was César Soto Grado. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant at 24.8 degrees Celsius or 76.71 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 88%.
Liverpool was in firm control of the ball 61% while Napoli was struggling with a 39% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Liverpool had a more offensive attitude with 76 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 7 were on target. Notwithstanding, Napoli succeeded in find the solution to win this match.
Napoli shot 18 times, 9 on target, 9 off target. On the other 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 3 points to occupy the 2nd place in the table. Talking about the opposition, Liverpool stays with 0 points (3rd).
In the next match in the Champions League, Napoli will play away against Liverpool on the 1st of November with a 4-3 head to head in favor of Napoli (2 draws).
Liverpool will play away agasint Ajax on the 26th of October with a 2-0 head to head statistic in favor of Liverpool (0 draws).
Napoli – Formation
Napoli started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Luciano Spalletti decided to play with the following team: Alex Meret, Giovanni Di Lorenzo , Amir Rrahmani , Min-jae Kim , Mathías Olivera , André Zambo Anguissa , Stanislav Lobotka , Matteo Politano , Piotr Zieliński , Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Victor Osimhen .
The home team had on the bench: Alessandro Zanoli, Giacomo Raspadori, Gianluca Gaetano, Eljif Elmas, Alessio Zerbin , Salvatore Sirigu, Mário Rui , Juan Jesus, Tanguy Ndombélé, Hirving Lozano , Leo Østigård and Giovanni Simeone .
Napoli could not rely on the presence of G. Simeone (injured).
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′).
Best player: André Zambo Anguissa
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Napoli was André Zambo Anguissa.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 39 passes (87% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 11 duels out of 15.
Liverpool – Formation
Liverpool started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Jürgen Klopp played with: Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold , Joe Gomez , Virgil van Dijk , Andrew Robertson , Harvey Elliott , Fabinho , James Milner , Mohamed Salah , Roberto Firmino and Luis Díaz .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Joël Matip, Adrián, Konstantinos Tsimikas, Nathaniel Phillips, Thiago Alcântara , Diogo Jota , Arthur , Darwin Núñez , Stefan Bajčetić and Harvey Davies.
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′).
Best player: Luis Díaz
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Liverpool was Luis Díaz.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 29 passes (89% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 10.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Champions League.