L Insigne (90)
Napoli vs Liverpool
Champions League Group C
8:00pm Wednesday 3rd October
NAPOLI 1-0 LIVERPOOL
It's all over at the Stadio San Paolo! Napoli snatch all three points thanks to Lorenzo Insigne's 90th-minute winner. Liverpool were not at the races tonight but looked on course for a crucial away point until local-lad Insigne struck to blow Group C wide open, after PSG's victory earlier this evening.
90+1: There will be THREE minutes of added.
GOAL! NAPOLI 1-0 LIVERPOOL (Insigne, 90)
Napoli strike right at the death - and it's no more than they deserve! Robertson loses Callejon and he has time to drill a brilliant low cross past Alisson for Lorenzo Insigne to poke home on the stretch. What looked to be a credible point away from home has been snatched from Liverpool's grasp.
NAPOLI 0-0 LIVERPOOL
88: SUB! Third and final change for Liverpool as Daniel Sturridge replaces Sadio Mane.
87: NO PENALTY! Mertens collides with Gomez in the Liverpool area, sparking wild appeals for a Napoli penalty, but the referee penalises the Belgian for a foul rather than the Liverpool defender.
86: CLOSE! Mane threads Salah clean through on goal but Ospina races of his line before hacking the ball to safety with a brilliantly-timed interception.
82: OFF THE BAR! Rui whips a stunning ball into the area from the left wing, Mertens connects with it and sends a thunderous effort off his shin cannoning against the underside of the Liverpool bar. For the first time Alisson is beaten but the woodwork comes to Liverpool's rescue.
81: SUB! Third and final change for Napoli as Marek Hamsik makes way for Piotr Zielinski.
78: We have a game on our hands here, as Liverpool lay siege on the Napoli goal. For the first time this evening the visitors start to win the ball back deep in opposition territory, with some last-gasp defender required to bail Napoli out of trouble.
76: SUB! Second change for Liverpool as Fabinho replaces James Milner.
75: OFF THE LINE! Napoli so close to taking the lead as Callejon meet a deep cross to the back post with a first-time volley. Alisson is beaten as the effort heads towards goal but Gomez has adopted a great position to hack the ball off the line.
73: Callejon is played into acres of space behind the Liverpool defence but is confronted by Alisson who produces a great save to deny the Napoli forward. The offside flag then goes up so it wouldn't have counted, but Alisson wasn't to know that.
72: A stunning turn from Salah in midfield open up play for Liverpool. Firmino tries to thread Mane through on goal but Ospina races off his line brilliantly to smother the Liverpool forward.
72: Insigne's cross to the back post is cleared as far as Verdi on the edge of the area, but he blazes a woeful effort miles over the Liverpool goal.
68: SUBS! Double change for Napoli as Dries Mertens and Simone Verdi replace Fabian Ruiz and Arkadiusz Milik.
68: Milner's corner is cleared, Liverpool recycle play and a hashed clearance presents Salah with a chance, but he curls an effort wide from the edge of the area.
67: Alexander-Arnold floats a nice ball over the top for Firmino to chase. Koulibaly races across to prevent the Brazilian from controlling, heading the ball behind for a corner.
64: Better from Liverpool. Milner and Alexander-Arnold combine nicely in midfield and find Salah in the area. He controls immediately, cuts inside one defender but tries to take on one too many as Allan breaks up the attack for Napoli.
61: Mane leads a rapid Liverpool counter, playing a one-two with Salah on halfway before carrying the ball into the Napoli final third. He releases Firmino in down the left and his cross finds its way to Alexander-Arnold, but his ambitious over-the-top pass evades Milner on its way through to Ospina.
59: Napoli remain on the attack as Insigne cuts the ball back to Milik on the edge of the area, but his shot on the swivel flashes several yards wide of the Liverpool goal.
58: CHANCE! Liverpool give possession away cheaply in their half and Napoli pounce. Milik's wonderful flick release Ruiz clean through on goal but his unnecessary touch allows Gomez and Van Dijk to intercept.
56: CLOSE! Ruiz is played in on the overlap and his near-post cross is flick goalwards by Insigne before deflecting behind for a corner, which Liverpool clear.
54: Liverpool respond as Milner floats a nice ball over the Napoli defence for the overlapping Alexander-Arnold, but with the touchline bearing down on him, the right-back is under to bring the ball under control.
51: SHOT! Serious questions being asked of Liverpool now as Robertson is forced to head a cross before for a corner. The resulting set piece drifts out to Ruiz on the left and he lashes an effort on target which Alisson holds on to this time.
50: SAVE! Insigne's deft lay-off in midfield hands Milik possession 25 yards from goal. He unleashes a fierce drive that is too hot to handle for Alisson, and Van Dijk hacks the ball behind for a corner before the rebound can be converted.
49: Milik's poor pass forward is intercepted by Alexander-Arnold down the left, but in the act of intercepting, the Liverpool full-back overruns the ball into touch, handing possession back to the hosts.
48: A hopeful long ball looks to have released Insigne through on goal but Gomez shows great pace to check back and intercept the Napoli forward.
46: Napoli on the front foot as Insigne chases a lost cause down the left to keep the ball in play. He lays it back to Rui but he gets far too much on his cross, allowing Robertson to head clear.
KICK-OFF! With both sides as they were before the break, Napoli get the second half underway!
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That brings an end to the first half in Naples, a first half that failed to ignite for either side. Napoli certainly stressed the issue but rarely tested Alisson. Liverpool, meanwhile, have offered very little in attack but can take comfort from their resolute defensive display. That's the foundation sorted, if they can start getting a tune from their forwards they could well get the victory.
45+3: Milik darts towards the near post to get his head on a cross from the left but Alisson is perfectly placed to gather his effort on goal.
45+2: YELLOW! Milner catches Allan with a late, firm challenge, leaving the referee with no option but to issue a booking.
45+1: Panic among the Liverpool defence as Hamsik picks out Callejon with a brilliant diagonal. He's in acres of space in the area but the offside flag comes to Liverpool's rescue, with the winger just mistiming his run.
45: There will be FOUR minutes of added time at the Stadio San Paolo.
43: Liverpool get in behind Napoli down the right but the momentum of the attack just stutters as Firmino, fearful of being caught offside, leaves a ball for Robertson. The slight hesitation allows Maksimovic to get back and block Robertson's cross into the area.
42: Firmino tries to initiate a Liverpool counter, spinning away from two Napoli players in midfield. His run is cut short by Albiol, who clearly tugs back on his shirt. The referee blows his whistle but, surprisingly, keeps his cards in his pocket.
41: Callejon whips a free-kick into the Liverpool area from the right but the linesman's flag is up immediately, with four Napoli players offside.
38: Robertson shows great strength to outmuscle Callejon down the left flank before picking out Salah in the final third. He plucks the ball out of the air but his strike is blocked before it can reach the target. It then falls for Alexander-Arnold who carelessly blazes a wild effort over the bar.
35: Alexander-Arnold whips a great low ball into the Napoli area but the hosts are able to clear, with Salah failing to make the near-post run. Liverpool recycle the ball, delivering another cross into the area which Ospina punches clear. The Napoli stopper catches Albiol in the face as well as the ball, and play is paused while he receives treatment.
33: SAVE! Milik controls the ball on the edge of the Liverpool area, swivels and thunders a decent effort on goal which Alisson parries before gathering at the second attempt.
31: A slip in midfield almost proves costly as Napoli throw bodies forward in attack. Insigne gathers on the edge of the area and tries to thread Milik through on goal, but Robertson intercepts at a crucial moment for Liverpool.
30: Liverpool embark on a prolonged spell of possession in a bid to just take the sting out of Napoli, who are threatening to build a head of steam.
27: SHOT! Robertson picks out Wijnaldum on the edge of the Napoli area but he drags a tame shot several yards wide of goal.
25: YELLOW! Koulibaly knocks the ball past Alexander-Arnold but overruns it a fraction, allowing Van Dijk to intercept. Committed to the challenge, the Napoli defender lunges in on the Dutchman, catching him after the ball has gone. Yellow card.
22: Ruiz gallops down the left flank and delivers a deep cross to the back post where Callejon is lurking. He's in acres of space but doesn't realise how much time he's got, rushing his cross into the six-yard box which Liverpool clear with ease.
19: SUB! First chance for Liverpool as Jordan Henderson replaces the injured Naby Keita, who leaves the field on the stretcher buggy. Henderson has been handed the captain's armband.
18: Worrying signs for Liverpool as Keita shakes his head as he hobbles onto a stretcher. His game is over, with Jordan Henderson warming up on the touchline.
17: Cause for concern on the Liverpool bench as Naby Keita goes down off the ball. Not sure what the injury is at this stage, although Keita is clutching his left quad.
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