Napoli is brilliant, fast and intense, beats Liverpool in Maradona: 4-1 with a double from Zielinski and goals from Anguisa and Simeone; Liverpool goal on the knowledge of Luis Diaz. Bayern moved to San Siro with a goal from Sane and an own goal from D’Ambrosio. The defeat to Bayern Munich, which came after the bitter disappointment of the derby defeat against Milan, led to the reaction of Inter fans at the San Siro. At the triple final whistle in the Champions League match, in fact, Simone Inzaghi’s men booed from the stands, hinting that the double disappointment also affected the mood of the fans. The private
Bayern inside, at the San Siro
A lot of Bayern Munich, Inter resisted as long as their legs were steadfast, but the Nerazzurri did not find the reaction after the defeat in the championship derby against Milan. (the record) Simone Inzaghi’s men remained in the match for more than an hour, despite the initial Bavarian superiority signed by Sane, having some chances of a draw without being able to reopen the match, which the Germans are close to thanks to an own goal by d’Ambrosio. A result that may not testify to the gap between the two teams, but that for the Nerazzurri still deserved their third defeat in the first six games of the season. Even the idea of Inzaghi, who revolutionized Inter with five changes compared to the derby and in particular by firing Onana from the first minute, in his first appearance in the Nerazzurri shirt, is not enough. The former Ajax is immediately called into question, as Bayern begins the attack on a rush of 5,000 fans arriving from Germany: Inter’s goalkeeper Kimmich called home twice in the first three minutes, only to find a double tackle by the Nigerian. With applause 60 thousand from San Siro. An instantly hot and fast-paced match, as Nagelsmann’s men smothered the Nerazzurri’s thoughts with fierce pressure and an offensive stage on the drums. Koeman and Muller have tried on several occasions, still finding Onana’s ready answers, resisting Inter and trying to sting with his left hand from the edge of D’Ambrosio, but it only takes minutes: he set off with Kimmich’s accelerometer, stopped near Sané overtaking Onana at the exit The result opens. Dzeko tries to issue a shock, heading from a far corner kick, with Bayern who, however, almost doubled with the usual Davies and Muller. In the first half of the final, the Bavarian team slowed down, leaving more space for the Nerazzurri, who, however, is unable to take advantage of it due to several technical and passing errors. The second half starts with Inter more convincing, to the point that Dzeko has the tie ball to his right but his kicks are very weak in Neuer’s arms. However, Bayern Munich is scary at the start of the second half, and misses two more chances to double down. Onana is likely to make a major merge, letting an easy ball slip through his hands on a Bastoni deflection and be rescued from the post. But as in the first half, this time also a matter of minutes, because the Bavarians accelerated again: the combination of Sani Koeman, a touch under the previous city that Dembrosio pushed into goal with an unfortunate touch gives the Germans the double. A goal effectively extinguishes the few hopes left for the Nerazzurri, as evidenced by the changes of Inzaghi who perhaps first consider not taking the others by changing 2/3 of the defense. However, Inter have the right opportunity to reopen the challenge, but Correa does not take advantage of Lucas Hernandez’s mistake by kicking him sensationally head-on with Neuer. And soon after, the Argentine missed out with DiMarco another dangerous comeback. In the final, Bayern was limited to scrutiny, because Inter physically no longer had anything, after a match in which the technical, tactical and sporting gap was more obvious than the result suggests. And on Saturday arrived at San Siro Turin, another potential crossroads, another opportunity that Lautaro and his teammates could not miss.
A magical night in Maradona, Napoli crashes Liverpool
An evening full of strong emotions in “Maradona”, with an extraordinary victory for Napoli crushing Liverpool (4-1) and starting the Champions League group in the best possible way. (the record) The Azzurri dominate the game and the English make a poor impression compared to the hosts. Confused and dizzy, Liverpool faced the overwhelming physical and tactical strength of the Azzurri, they were never able to get to the heart of the match. And the first half ends with a 3-0 result for Napoli, who also missed a penalty kick, which was kicked by Osimhen with a score of 1-0 for the Azzurri and Alisson saved it. Spalletti is clearly superior to their opponents at every stage of the game and in all areas of the field. Klopp’s 4-3-3, in front of Napoli lining up 4-2-3-1, gives the image of an exhausted team in which there is no choral performance and everyone seems to be progressing on their own. On the other hand, there is a very organized Napoli, and some players are in extraordinary physical condition. This is the case of Anguisea who has always been able to find herself at the center of her team’s actions while at the same time blocking and pressing her opponents in front of her own penalty area. Napoli takes advantage of a penalty kick after only 5 minutes in exchange for a handball in the area from Milner, who acts as a result of Zielinski. It is the pole himself who turns, giving his team the advantage. At 18′ the blues could double. Van Dyck Osimhen descends towards the door. The referee does not see the foul but is called by Farr, reviews the procedure and accepts the penalty thrown by Osimhen poorly, which Alisson rejects. At this point, one would expect the reaction of the English who, however, merely exercise a futile dominance of the match, closing Napoli in their own half and exposing themselves to the deadly counter-attacks of Spalletti’s side. The double was touched by Kvaratskhelia (Van Dijk rejects on the goal line) and arrives at 31 minutes with Anguisa who traded in the penalty area with Zielinski, showing himself in front of Alisson and holding a low diagonal shot. Once again no reaction from Liverpool. In the 41st minute, Osimhen should be taken off due to injury and Simeone should enter. The Argentine, on his debut in the Champions League, scored in the 44th minute. Kvaratskhelia bids on the left, passes first Alexander-Arnold and then Gomez, then puts the ball in front of the goal where only the Argentine striker has to push it into the back of the net. Recovery began just a minute later when Napoli scored their fourth goal. Simeone sends Zielinski into the area saved by Alisson, but the pole hits the ball back into the net. In the 3rd minute, Liverpool found its way to the goal with a low shot from a distance by Luis Diaz, in a move starting from a mistake by Di Lorenzo. Smell of British revenge and attack trying to regain score. Napoli defend themselves with the system and rarely do Klopp’s attackers get good chances. The two coaches try to make changes in their teams with a series of substitutions that, however, do not change the situation of the match. The pressure of Liverpool and Napoli contain and play a throw-in. Fatigue makes the game less exciting and more confusing, and the feelings are exhausting. All that remains for Napoli is to celebrate the extraordinary victory and win the first three points in the Champions League group. But for Klopp, the “curse” of the Napoli stadium continues, where he always lost, even when he was leading Borussia.
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