Napoli entered this particular match in excellent form, having won three and drawn two of their opening five Serie A contests. They were aiming for a historic victory over the runners-up from the previous season and got it in stunning fashion.
While at the other end, Liverpool, who lost the Champions League final in their last campaign, was still recovering from its disappointment.
With only two victories in their first six games, they are currently ranked seventh in the Premier League and were hoping to make a statement on Wednesday night.
The Luciano Spalletti club were keen to maintain their impressive run, and they got off to a quick start when Milner touched Zielinski’s strike and the midfielder scored from the penalty spot.
The situation could have quickly gotten worse for Jurgen Klopp men when Van Dijk stopped Kvaratskhelia’s goal-bound shot on the line but Victor Osimhen eventually missed the penalty.
Before Zambo Anguissa and Simeone went on to extend the advantage with two excellent goals for Napoli, who had been dominating Liverpool all game.
After Zielinski scored his second goal to open the second half similarly, Diaz scored a fantastic goal to turn the tide.
Following that, Liverpool made a valiant effort to regain control of the game, but Napoli successfully repelled them to emerge as a convincing winners.
As a result, Napoli gets off to a quick start in Group A and moves up to second. Now Liverpool will be in third place.
“Bittersweet Feeling For Me, Great Performance From The Whole Squad, GOD Is The Greatest 🙏🏽We Move Napoli.” – Victor Osimhen wrote his on twitter page.
— Victor Osimhen (@victorosimhen9) September 7, 2022
Although Victor Osimhen played well, the game was undoubtedly bittersweet for him as he missed Napoli’s penalty kick and had to be replaced in the first half due to a minor injury.
After terrorizing the Liverpool defense, Victor Osimhen was forced to leave the game in the 43rd minute due to injury.
Despite missing the penalty he was awarded, he hit the post within the first three minutes of the game and was undoubtedly the finest player on the field until being substituted.
Victor Osimhen, I'm loving at the attitude. Before the second goal, He kept urging his teammates to press the Liv CBs, specially Gomez, and he has been relentless with his runs. Lovely footballer. Can't believe this is only my second time watching him.
— Abdel Rahman (@AbdelBeheri) September 7, 2022
The Super Eagles forward – Victor Osimhen later admitted he left the game out of caution rather than suffering a hamstring injury.
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