Ajax Amsterdam 1-6 Napoli
Goals: Kudus (9the) for Ajax // Raspadori (18e and 46e), DiLorenzo (33e), Zielinski (45e), Kvarachelia (61e), Simone (81e) for Naples.
Sent-off: Tadic (73e) for Ayazidis.
In an electrifying encounter, Napoli had no trouble beating Ajax, who were far too scared in all areas of the game (1-6). However, cornered in their camp from the opening minutes of the game, that was it Ayazidis who shakes the nets first. After a comfortable one-two between Bergwijn and Taylor, the central midfielder tries his luck but it’s team-mate Kudus’ shin that fools the Napoli goalkeeper (0-1, 9the). This pawn will not allow the locals to put their foot on the ball. After another try from Georgian nugget Kvaratskhelia, Raspadori puts the two teams evenly matched. Started on the left side, Olivera distilled a millimeter in the middle in front of the cages. Lozano misses the ball, but the Italy international doesn’t miss the target at the far post and adapts his header perfectly (1-1, 18e). Alfred Schreuder’s men are not finished yet.
5 – Ajax conceded at least 5 goals in a game in European competition for the second time in their history, following a 5-1 defeat by Bayern Munich in C1 in October 1980. touchdown. #AjaxNapoli pic.twitter.com/uD44NxiFw1
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After a two-man corner with Zieliński, Kvaratskhelia has plenty of time to throw the ball at Di Lorenzo, who smashes the score with a swipe off his helmet (1-2, 33e) . From a magnificent parade on Zieliński (38e), Pasveer delayed the deadline, but could not prevent the break. Zambo Anguissa starts the Poland international perfectly, again him who only has to hire the opposing goalkeeper (1-3, 45e). Coming back from the dressing room will be just as nightmarish for Ajax. The sparkling Zambo Anguissa collects a lost ball from Pasveer before perfectly serving Raspadori, who doesn’t need to be asked to score a double (1-4, 47e). The pinnacle of humiliation, even with an ankle in the pocket, Kvaratskhelia manages to play the Ajacide defense thanks to a one-two with Raspadori before increasing the score (1-5, 61e). The Dutch are devastated but continue to embarrass Johan Cruyff. Captain Tadić is out (72e) and Giovanni Simeone closes the festival with a recovery from the outside of the right foot (1-6, 81e). For the first time in their history, Napoli won their first three Champions League games. Cap.
Ajax (4-2-3-1) : Pasveer – Blind, Bassey, Timber (Grillitsch, 80e), Rensch (Baas, 83e) – K. Taylor (Klaassen, 72e), E. Alvarez, Berghuis (Brobbey, 72e)– Bergwijn, Tadic, Kudus. Coach :Alfred Scheuder
Naples (4-3-3) : Meret – Olivera, Kim Min-Jae, Rrahmani, Di Lorenzo (Zanoli, 83e) – Lobotka (Gaetano, 80e), Zambo Anguissa – Kvaratskhelia (Elmas, 64e), Zielinski (Ndombele, 45e), Lozano-Raspadori (Simeone, 64e). Coach : Luciano Spalletti