Napoli 3-2 Ajax: Hosts book place in last 16 of Champions League

Napoli 4-2 Ajax: Free-scoring hosts book place in the last 16 of Champions League with Khvicha Kvaratskhelia scoring from the spot after another controversial handball before Victor Osimhen sealed victory

  • Napoli raced into a two-goal lead inside 16 minutes on Wednesday night
  • Klaassen pulled one back after the break but Kvaratskhelia added a penalty
  • Bergwijn converted an 83rd-minute penalty before Osimhen scored late on

Napoli kept up their 100% record in the Champions League group phase and secured progress to the knockout stages by beating Ajax Amsterdam 4-2 at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium on Wednesday.

Early goals from Hirving Lozano and Giacomo Raspadori put the Serie A leaders comfortably ahead by the 16-minute mark and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia added a second-half penalty after Davy Klaassen had pulled one back for Ajax.

The Dutch club made a desperate bid for a share of the spoils as Steven Bergwijn converted an 83rd-minute penalty to bring the score back to 3-2 but a horror defensive error allowed Victor Osimhen to score Napoli’s fourth in the final minute.

Napoli maintained their 100 per cent record by beating Ajax for the second time in eight days

Hirving Lozano put the home side ahead with a superb header in the fourth minute

Napoli’s 12-point haul means they are guaranteed a top-two finish in Group A, having scored 17 goals in four matches.

Home side raced into a two-goal lead inside 16 minutes through Lozano and Raspadori

 Raspadori lashed a stunning strike into the top corner to double their adavantage

Ajax midfielder Davy Klaassen reduced the deficit with a header just after half-time

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia scored from the spot after another controversial handball decision




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