Napoli demolishes Ajax, while Liverpool effortlessly beat Rangers.
Liverpool beat Rangers 2-0.
Alexander Arnold’s free kick set the tone for Liverpool’s excellent performance, as they easily defeated Rangers.
Rangers struggled to contain Liverpool despite their conservative structure as everyone watched to see how Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s team would do in an all-British match. Allan McGregor, 40, kept them in the game by making a string of outstanding saves that prevented the Reds from engaging in open play.
Mohamed Salah extended Liverpool’s advantage in the second half from the penalty spot despite their domination in possession and high-up ball recovery. Rangers have zero points, keeping them at the bottom of the group, and they will need to battle harder the next time.
Napoli demolishes Ajax
Napoli 1-6 Ajax
Ajax had a great start to the game with another goal from Mohammed Kudus just nine minutes in, but their evening unexpectedly turned into a disaster as they were destroyed at home.
Giacomo Raspadori’s equalizer after 18 minutes set off a chain reaction in which Luciano Spalletti’s team pulled no punches and pounded the goal to get revenge on Ajax for taking an early lead.
Before halftime, Piotr Zielinski and Raspadori completely changed the course of the game, and only a few minutes into the second half did Raspadori score again. Ajax gave in, and Dusan Tadic’s red card put an end to a dreadful evening that saw them drop to third in the group.
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