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90' + 2'
Fernando Llorente
Goal
2 - 0
90'
Fernando Llorente
Yellow Card
82'
D. Mertens
Penalty Goal
1 - 0
61'
J. Milner
Yellow Card
57'
A. Robertson
Yellow Card

Match Stats

Possession
47% 52%
2
5
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 4
Total Passes 515 571
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Liverpool LIV Liverpool 6 4 1 1 13 8 +5 13 W D W W W
2 Napoli NAP Napoli 6 3 3 0 11 4 +7 12 W D D W D
3 Salzburg RBS Salzburg 6 2 1 3 16 13 +3 7 L W D L L
4 Genk GNK Genk 6 0 1 5 5 20 -15 1 L L L L D

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8th Finals
UEFA Europa League

Commentary

That's all for today, goodbye!
So, Napoli get off to a winning start in the Champions League and they face Genk next in the competition in a few weeks times. Liverpool face Salzburg, who won 6-2 in their game today, next in the tournament. Klopp will be hoping his side can get back to winning ways this weekend though in a big game against Chelsea.
Liverpool's first match in the defence of the Champions League trophy ends in defeat as Napoli beat them 2-0. Napoli had a goal disallowed in the first half when Lozano headed the ball into the net following a brilliant double save from Adrian only for the offside flag to go up. In the 80th minute, they won a penalty when Robertson brought down Callejon and Mertens converted the spot-kick despite Adrian getting a hand to it. Llorente then secured the win in stoppage time when Van Dijk gave the ball away in his own box and the substitute found the bottom left corner with his shot.
90' + 6' FULL-TIME: NAPOLI 2-0 LIVERPOOL.
90' + 4' Napoli are more than happy to keep possession in their own half of the field now as they try to run the clock down in the final minutes of the game.
Fernando Llorente
Goal
90' + 2' LLORENTE DOUBLES NAPOLI'S LEAD! It's a poor back pass from Van Dijk which Llorente latches onto in the box and he hits his shot first time. Adrian tries to spread himself, but the shot goes over his leg and into the bottom left corner. 2-0 Napoli!
Fernando Llorente
Yellow Card
90' Llorente is the first Napoli player to be shown a yellow card after he catches Robertson with a late challenge.
89' Mertens has scored more Champions League goals than any other Belgian in the competition.
X. Shaqiri
J. Henderson
87' Final roll of the dice from Klopp now and it's Henderson that makes way as Shaqiri comes onto the pitch.
86' Alexander-Arnold plays the corner short to Henderson and the captain puts a cross into the box. He picks out Fabinho at the far post, but he can't direct his header on target.
84' Liverpool are trying to get their forwards on the ball with long passes over the top of Napoli's defence now. Their play is becoming sloppy now in their desperation to find an equaliser and their giving it away needlessly.
D. Mertens
Penalty Goal
82' MERTENS SCORES! It's a confident run up to the spot and he fires his penalty towards the bottom left corner. Adrian does get a hand to it, but the contact isn't enough to stop it from finding the back of the net. 1-0 Napoli!
80' PENALTY TO NAPOLI! Callejon cuts inside from the right and the change of direction catches Robertson out. The left-back tries to win the ball back but takes out Callejon and gives away the spot-kick.
79' GREAT CHANCE FOR MANE! Alexander-Arnold puts a brilliant cross into the far post from the right and Mane pulls away from his defender to try and get on the end of it. It's just out of his reach though and rolls straight out of play.
77' Mane spots Wijnaldum's run into the box and tries to square the ball through to him. There are a lot of Napoli defenders between them though and they manage to clear their lines before it can reach the substitute.
E. Elmas
Allan
75' Allan does now come off after receiving some treatment earlier and Elmas is the player on in his place.
74' GOOD CHANCE FOR MANE! Firmino does really well to slip the ball forward to Mane as he's being marked closely by Koulibaly. Mane gets ahead of his defender and fires a low shot on goal, but it's a good save by Meret.
72' Allan has gone down with what looks like cramp and is receiving some treatment. He's quickly back to his feet after some treatment and the medical staff signal to the bench that he's going to carry on for now.
71' Mane has drifted out to the left wing to try and get on the ball and he does well to get around Di Lorenzo. A heavy touch lets him down when he gets into the box though and Napoli are able to clear their lines.
Fernando Llorente
H. Lozano
69' The second change for Napoli see Llorente come on with Lozano making way.
68' Liverpool are seeing a lot of the ball at the minute, but all of their possession is in their own half as they patiently wait for some space to open up in midfield.
P. Zieliński
L. Insigne
66' Ancelotti makes a change of his own as Insigne comes off to be replaced by Zielinski.
G. Wijnaldum
J. Milner
66' Klopp makes his first change of the game now as he brings on Wijnaldum in place of Milner.
65' GREAT SAVE BY MERET! A sliced clearance by Manolas gifts Salah the ball in Napoli's box and he takes a touch before driving his shot low towards the far corner. Meret dives down and gets a hand to it to send it wide.
63' Liverpool haven't had a shot on target since the 29th minute.
J. Milner
Yellow Card
61' Milner is shown a yellow card after catching Callejon with a late tackle.
59' Henderson chips a pass over Napoli's defence, looking to pick out Salah's run into the box. The Egyptian jumps to reach it but can't make contact with the ball on the volley to get a shot away.
A. Robertson
Yellow Card
57' Robertson is the first player to be shown a yellow card for a bad foul on Callejon.
55' It's end-to-end here at the minute as Liverpool go on the attack once again. This time, Firmino is leading the attack and he tries to switch play to Salah on the left of the box, but he overhits the pass and the chance goes to waste.
53' Callejon pushes forward once again and squares his cross into the six-yard box. Lozano is waiting at the far post, but between Milner and Van Dijk, they manage to cut out the pass and clear the danger.
51' Robertson puts a good cross into the box and picks out Mane at the far post. He bring it down brilliantly with his first touch but Di Lorenzo then gets across quickly to dispossess him.
49' EXCELLENT SAVE BY ADRIAN! Napoli work the ball upfield brilliantly and switch play out to Insigne on the left wing. He chips a cross into the far post first time and picks out Mertens whose close-range shot is tipped over by Adrian.
47' Lozano is currently down and receiving some treatment after he was caught in the lower back by Matip. He's quickly back to his feet though and he looks like he'll be able to carry on.
46' Napoli get the game back underway for the second half!
Klopp will be pleased with how his side responded to Napoli's early pressure but he will be hoping their finishing can improve in the second half. The front three got into some good positions, but couldn't find a way past Napoli's defenders. Ancelotti will be expecting more from his team in the second half, especially in front of goal. They've looked comfortable in possession but haven't had a shot since the 19th minute which is something they'll need to improve on if they want to win.
It's been a fairly open game in the first half with Napoli and Liverpool going into the break level at 0-0. Napoli started the brighter of the two, with Ruiz forcing a brilliant, quick double save out of Adrian before Lozano headed the ball into the back of the net, only for it to be disallowed for offside. Liverpool grew into the game though with Mane having his low effort saved by Meret. Firmino came closest when he rose highest to meet a corner, but his header flew just wide.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: NAPOLI 0-0 LIVERPOOL.
44' FIRMINO COMES CLOSE! The corner for Liverpool is whipped into a good area of the box and Firmino reacts quickest to get on the end of it. He makes good contact with the header but he can only send it wide of the post.
42' Mertens has had a couple of opportunities to put crosses into the box in the first time to create chances for his team-mates. His final ball has been letting him down each time though.
40' Insigne fizzes a brilliant cross into the middle of the box from the left wing and Lozano is in the middle waiting. He isn't quick enough to get on the end of it though and a touch from Adrian takes it out for a corner.
38' Salah has a lot of space on the right of the box, but unselfishly, he lays the ball off to Firmino. The Brazilian can't sort his feet out quickly enough though and Manolas dispossesses him before he can get a shot away.
36' The Napoli players are starting to look a little frustrated as they don't think some of the decisions are going in their favour. Callejon was nudged off the ball by Robertson and they felt they should've had a free-kick, but nothing was awarded.
34' Liverpool seem happy to let Napoli have the ball at the minute. They're sitting back in their own half and patiently waiting for the chance to go on the counter-attack.
32' Napoli are seeing a lot of the ball at the minute but they haven't really done much with it. All of their possession has been in front of Liverpool and they haven't been able to threaten Adrian in goal.
30' Liverpool had more shots on target in the opening 20 minutes of this match (1) than they did in the whole of this exact fixture last season.
28' Alexander-Arnold almost plays himself into trouble after dispossessing Lozano on the edge of the box. Instead of clearing his lines, he runs with the ball but is luckily fouled by Mertens and wins a free-kick.
26' Mertens once again finds himself in a good position on the right wing and he whips another good cross into the box. He picks out Lozano at the near post, but the forward nods his effort wide.
24' Napoli are keeping possession well in their own half at the minute, but none of their forward players are making runs in behind Liverpool for them to pick out.
22' Salah does brilliantly to dribble past three Napoli defenders before laying the ball off the Mane. He has his back to goal though so he touches it onto Milner at the edge of the box but he fires his effort high over the crossbar.
21' GOOD CHANCE FOR MANE! Henderson chips the ball over Napoli's defenders and picks out Mane's run into the box. The forward is given a lot of space but his low shot is saved at the near post by Meret.
19' Mertens finds himself in some space on the right wing and puts a deep cross into the box. None of his team-mates are waiting in the middle though and it's a comfortable catch for Adrian.
17' The reigning Champions League champion have not lost their opening game in the competition the following season since AC Milan did so in 1994-95 against Ajax.
15' Callejon puts a brilliant cross deep into the box for Napoli from the right wing and picks out Lozano. The forward squares it back into the middle to try and find a team-mate, but Van Dijk is there to make the clearance.
13' Salah tries to dribble his way into the box now, but just like with Mane earlier, Koulibaly is there to cut out the chance for Liverpool and clear the danger.
11' Salah tries to play a throughball to Mane who is being tightly marked on the edge of the box. Koulibaly is the first to reach it though and he clears his lines with a clever bit of skill.
9' Liverpool look confident in possession and are patiently working their way up the field when they have the ball. Napoli are staying tightly in their shape though which is making it hard for them to get through.
7' BRILLIANT DOUBLE SAVE BY ADRIAN! Ruiz fires his shot first time from the edge of the box and Adrian gets down well at his near post to parry it away. Ruiz gets another go which the keeper saves again. Lozano then latches onto the loose ball and nods it into the back of the net but he was offside.
6' Liverpool are getting into some good positions on the right wing and Alexander-Arnold puts a good cross into the box, looking for Firmino. Manolas is just ahead of him though and clears the danger for Napoli.
4' Mertens whips a good cross into the box from the right wing and he's looking for Insigne in the middle. Robertson gets ahead of him at the near post though and heads it out for a corner which comes to nothing.
2' A poor pass from Alexander-Arnold goes straight to Ruiz in midfield and he tries to set Mertens off on the attack. The forward can't sort his feet out in time though and the Van Dijk gets across to dispossess him.
1' Mane gets the game underway for Liverpool!
The teams are out on the pitch and the Champions League anthem has been played. It's back! And kick-off is just a few moments away.
Carlo Ancelotti, a three-time winner of the competition, hands a start to Lozano in a very attack-minded side. As well as the pacy winger, Napoli have Mertens, Insigne and Callejon for the European champions to be concerned with, while Manolas makes his Champions League debut for the club alongside Koulibaly at the back.
Firmino was only on the bench at the weekend but he's been deemed fit enough to come into the Liverpool XI, making his 200th appearance for the Reds. Robertson has also been passed fit to start at left-back, which means James Milner can play in midfield.
Liverpool subs: Caoimhin Kelleher, Joe Gomez, Dejan Lovren, Georginio Wijnaldum, Adam Lallana, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Xherdan Shaqiri.
Liverpool (4-3-3): Adrian; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, James Milner; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane.
Napoli subs: David Ospina, Nikola Maksimovic, Faouzi Ghoulam, Eljif Elmas, Piotr Zielinski, Fernando Llorente, Nikola Maksimovic.
Napoli (4-4-2): Alex Meret; Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Kostas Manolas, Kalidou Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Jose Callejon, Allan, Fabian Ruiz, Lorenzo Insigne; Hirving Lozano, Dries Mertens.
Jurgen Klopp's side begin the defence of their trophy at Stadio San Paolo, a notoriously difficult place to go. The other teams in Group E are Salzburg and Genk.
Hello and welcome to tonight's live commentary on the Champions League meeting between Napoli and reigning champions Liverpool.