Liverpool vs Napoli: Champions League Live Update

Welcome to today's live blog of the UEFA Champions League fixtures. I am David Ben and I will be your host. The headline fixture today is Liverpool vs Napoli.

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Hi! Welcome to today's coverage of the UEFA Champions League.


I will be giving you live updates from all 6 matches happening in the Champions League tonight.

Our feature game tonight will be at Anfield, where Liverpool welcome Napoli for the final round of games in the Champions League group stage for the 2022/23 season.


Both teams have already qualified for the knock-out stages of the competition, and regardless of the result, Napoli have already won the group with 15 points from their opening 5 games, while Liverpool are currently second with 12 points.


Even if Jurgen Klopp's men defeat Napoli tonight, they will still finish in second place unless they win Napoli by four goals or more.


Two games have already kicked off out of today's 8 fixtures in the Champions League.


Bayer Leverkusen are currently facing Club Brugge and it's half-time in that fixture with the scores still 0-0

While Atletico Madrid are currently losing 2-0 at halftime to FC Porto at the Estadio do Dragao.


As things stand in that Atletico Madrid fixture, Diego Simeone's men are completely out of Europe should they fail to get a result tonight.


Earlier this month, El Cholo confirmed his desire to remain at the club, despite Atletico's struggles in recent years in Europe.


On the other hand, at the BayArena, Leverkusen have since settled for the Europa League regardless of the result tonight against Brugge.

And the Line Ups are out for our main fixture tonight in the Champions League: Liverpool vs Napoli


Here's how Jurgen Klopp's side would start tonight.

Tonight also marks Jürgen Klopp’s 400th game in charge, making him only the fourth Reds boss to achieve this milestone.

Netherlands defender Virgil Van Dijk would also be making his 200th appearance for the Merseyside Reds!

Meanwhile, the Second Half is already underway at our early kick-offs.


It's still Bayer Leverkusen 0-0 Club Brugge 


And FC Porto 2-0 Atletico Madrid 


Here's how Luciano Spalletti's side will line up against Liverpool.
Liverpool vs Napoli
Liverpool vs Napoli

Elsewhere in the UCL, more lineups have been revealed.


Olympique Marseille vs Tottenham Hotspur


That fixture kicks off at 9:00 pm and here's how Antonio Conte's side line-up.

As for Igor Tudor, this is how Marseille will line up:

Victoria Plzen also host Europa League-bound FC Barcelona. Here's how Plzen line up:

Meanwhile, this is how Xavi Hernandez's side will start the match with Robert Lewandowski failing to start a match for the Catalans, for the first time this season.

Bayern Munich will also host Inter Milan at the Allianz Arena tonight, with both teams having qualified for the round of 16.


Here's how Julian Naglesmann's team will start:

Meanwhile, Simone Inzaghi's side have started this way:

FULL TIME! At the Bay Arena as it finished Bayer Leverkusen 0-0 Club Brugge. Leverkusen have slipped down to the Europa League knockout stage, while Club Brugge have qualified for the Champions League Round of 16.

'90+5 GOAL! ATLETICO MADRID: It's an own goal! An unlucky moment for Ivan Marcano (FC Porto), who heads the corner kick behind his own keeper. The score is 2:1.


FULL TIME! It's too little, too late for Atletico Madrid as it finished 2-1 to FC Porto, who have progressed to the Round of 16 in the Champions, with Diego Simeone's team crashing out of Europe entirely for the rest of the season

We're now just under 15 minutes away from our featured kick-off in the final round of Champions League Group games for the 2022/23 season.

Ajax are also in action against Rangers tonight. Let's see how both team will line up.


Here's how the hosts Rangers will field out tonight against Ajax :

As for Alfred Schreuder, this is how his team will start tonight:
Liverpool vs Napoli
Liverpool vs Napoli

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia made a big impression when Napoli beat Liverpool in the Champions League earlier this season.

Now he would be looking to terrorize the Reds defense at Anfield tonight!

Liverpool vs Napoli
Liverpool vs Napoli

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen would also be looking to pick up form where he left off at the weekend with another solid showing against Liverpool tonight.

1' KICK OFF! And we're underway at Anfield, it's Liverpool vs Napoli.


4' GOAL!! AJAX: Steven Berghuis opens the scoring for the visitors at Ibrox. It's Rangers 0-1 Ajax.

6' GOAL!! BARCELONA: Marcos Alonso fires the ball inside the back of the net to give Barca a 1-0 lead over Viktoria Plzen.

5' LIVERPOOL CHANCE! Curtis Jones picks up an inch-perfect pass inside the box and fires the ball just over the crossbar.


It's still 0-0 in the fixture between Liverpool and Napoli with 9 minutes played.


9' POSSIBLE PENALTY TO BAYERN MUNICH: Referee Ivan Kruzliak makes the VAR signal and is going to check whether it’s a penalty for Inter. Let’s see what happens! Inter could be in real trouble here.


10' Huge Let off for Bayern Munich against Inter as referee Ivan Kruzliak concludes his check and only gives a corner kick. Still 0-0 in that contest.


9' Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (Napoli) was close to scoring after he unleashed a powerful shot that went a whisker wide of the left post. It's still Liverpool 0-0 Napoli.


18' James Milner (Liverpool) makes a reckless foul in order to win the ball from his opponent. Referee Tobias Stieler has a clear sight of it and blows his whistle.


23' Liverpool 0-0 Napoli. Neither side has made an attempt on goal yet so far.


26' Matteo Politano (Napoli) commits a foul on his opponent and it looks like it should be the other way around at first glance, but the referee makes the right decision in awarding a free kick to Liverpool.


27' Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) brings his opponent down. Referee Tobias Stieler has a clear sight of it and blows his whistle for a foul. It's still Liverpool 0-0 Napoli.


29' Tanguy Ndombele (Napoli) does well to control a poor pass on the edge of the box then shoots towards the bottom left corner. Alisson is out of position but leaps to make a brilliant save.


30' Thiago (Liverpool) produces a ferocious strike from the edge of the box. His dangerous effort towards the bottom right corner is blocked by Alex Meret, who pulls off a superb save to keep the ball out of the net. Still Liverpool 0-0 Napoli. Will we get the opener soon?


30' Liverpool come close again with Curtis Jones latching on to a sweet cross inside the box and misses with a header high above the bar.


33' GOAL! Meanwhile, Bayern Munich have taken the lead against Inter Milan courtesy of Benjamin Pavard. Bayern Munich 1-0 Inter

29' GOAL!!! AJAX: Mohammed Kudus picks up the ball inside the box, finds himself in a good position and fires in a shot which is deflected past Allan McGregor. He makes it 0:2 to the visitors at Ibrox.

34' Liverpool 0-0 Napoli: Victor Osimhen (Napoli) finds himself beyond the last defender, but the game is stopped by the referee after the linesman signals for offside.


36' Ibrahima Konate (Liverpool) is booked.


39' James Milner (Liverpool) is writhing in pain and can now receive medical treatment after the referee signals for the physio to come onto the pitch. It's still Liverpool 0-0 Napoli.


42' Liverpool 0-0 Napoli: Both teams have had the same attempts so far in the first half 3(1).


43' OFFSIDE! The linesman raises his flag. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) is adjudged offside.

Liverpool vs Napoli
Liverpool vs Napoli

45+1' GOAL!! FC BARCELONA: A cross into the box is headed down by Jordi Alba and Ferran Torres (Barcelona) does brilliantly to get to the ball and fire home. 0:2 to the visitors.

HALF TIME!! at Anfield and it's deadlocked at the break. Liverpool 0-0 Napoli

It's HALF-TIME in all match centers in the 9:00 PM kick-off.


Here are the Half-Time scores in the Champions League so far:

SECOND HALF! Underway at Anfield, we didn't see any goals in the first period. Hopefully, we would in the second. It's still Liverpool 0-0 Napoli.


48' SUBSTITUTION Liverpool: Harvey Elliott is coming on. Looks like James Milner is coming off.


48' Liverpool 0-0 Napoli: Van Dijk takes on the captain's armband


49' Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (Napoli) connects with a cross and has an effort on goal from the edge of the box, but his attempt goes well wide of the left post.


51' Liverpool come close again as Curtis Jones beautifully controls a pass and from the edge of the box drills a shot in on goal, but it's inadvertently blocked by a defender and cleared.


52' Liverpool piling the pressure as a rebound finds Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) in space inside the box, but his shot flies high over the bar. That was a promising chance! Still Liverpool 0-0 Napoli.


52' GOAL! VIKTORIA PLZEN: That’s a great strike from the spot by Tomas Chory (Plzen) into the left of the net, giving goalkeeper Inaki Pena no chance! It's now Viktoria Plzen 1-2 Barcelona.

54' GOAL! NAPOLI: The opener finally comes in as Leo Ostigard (Napoli) finds the back of the net with a superb finish to give Napoli a 1-0 lead.


54' Hold on....Referee Tobias Stieler makes the VAR signal to review the goal, most likely to ascertain if there was an offside in the build-up play.


57' Huge let-off for Napoli as the celebrations are cut short for Napoli as the referee indicates NO GOAL after the VAR review shows it was offside!


54' GOAL! BARCELONA:  Raphinha tees up Ferran Torres (Barcelona) inside the box and he slams the ball past Jindrich Stanek to restore Barca's two-goal lead. It's now Plzen 1-3 Barca.

59' Liverpool 0-0 Napoli: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) is adjudged offside.


54' GOAL! Clement Lenglet (Tottenham) takes a shot which goes past the goalkeeper and equalizes for Spurs against Marseille. It's now Marseille 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur.

60' Napoli come CLOSE again as Khvicha Kvaratskhelia meets the lofted pass inside the box with a well-placed low shot towards the middle of the goal, but Alisson pulls off a fantastic save to deny him. Still Liverpool 0-0 Napoli.


62' GOAL: FRANKFURT: Daichi Kamada (Eintracht Frankfurt) coolly converts the penalty kick to level matters against Sporting Lisbon. It's now Sporting CP 1-1 Eintracht Frankfurt.

66' Liverpool 0-0 Napoli:Harvey Elliott (Liverpool) latches on to an accurate pass inside the box and immediately unleashes a shot towards goal, but it goes high over the crossbar.


63' GOAL!! VIKTORIA PLZEN: Adam Vlkanova has brought back his team into the game after picking out Tomas Chory in the box with a decent cross, and he scores in the right side of the goal with a header from close range. It's now Plzen 2-3 Barcelona.

70' SUBSTITUTION Napoli: Hirving Lozano (Napoli) is on for Matteo Politano. It's still Liverpool 0-0 Napoli.

73' SUBSTITUTION Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp has decided to take off Curtis Jones and he is replaced by Darwin Nunez. Still goalless at Anfield.


73' Liverpool 0-0 Napoli: Trent Alexander Arnold is booked.


74' GOAL!! BARCELONA: Raphinha puts a cross into the box and finds Pablo Torre, who latches on to it and strikes the ball into the roof of the net. He makes it's now Plzen 2-4 Barcelona.

72' GOAL!! BAYERN MUNICH: Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting controls the ball with an excellent first touch on the edge of the penalty box after receiving a splendid pass and smashes the ball into the top right corner! It's now Bayern 2-0 Inter.

72' GOAL!! FRANKFURT: The visitors complete their comeback as Randal Kolo Muani unleashes a shot straight into the bottom left corner. Good team effort! It's now Sporting CP 1-2 Eintracht Frankfurt.

80' Napoli come close again with Victor Osimhen spanking his effort well wide of the left post from the edge of the box. It's still Liverpool 0-0 Napoli.


81' Liverpool Chance! Mohamed Salah gets on the end of a pass and produces a promising first-time shot at goal. His effort is blocked by Alex Meret with a brilliant diving save!


82' Fine play by Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (Napoli) opens up space on the edge of the box for the shot, but his effort lacks accuracy and flies miles over the bar. It's still 0-0.


83' SUBSTITUTION Napoli: Eljif Elmas comes in as a substitute, replacing Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.


83' SUBSTITUTION Napoli: Stanislav Lobotka will be replaced by Piotr Zielinski. It's still Liverpool 0-0 Napoli.


86' GOAL!! LIVERPOOL: The hosts will not be denied this time as Mohamed Salah finds the back of the net in what might be a potential winner here.


86' It's Liverpool 1-0 Napoli

87' SUBSTITUTION Liverpool:The referee stops play so that a substitution can be made and Roberto Firmino departs the field of play to be replaced by Fabio Carvalho.


87' SUBSTITUTION Liverpool: Trent Alexander-Arnold is replaced by Calvin Ramsay.


87' SUBSTITUTION Liverpool: Stefan Bajcetic replaces Thiago.


89' Liverpool Chance! Fabio Carvalho is put clean through inside the box by Mohamed Salah, but he gets right under the ball and sends it just over the bar. Should have been a goal! but it stays 1-0 to Liverpool for now.


90+1' Liverpool 1-0 Napoli: There will be 7 mins. of stoppage-time to be played.


90+3' Napoli Chance! An attempted cross from Hirving Lozano is cleared. Napoli have been awarded a corner kick. The referee and one of his assistants both point at the corner flag.


90+4' Darwin Nunez (Liverpool) tries to find Mohamed Salah inside the box, but the pass is cut out. The referee and his assistant both point at the corner flag. Liverpool will have an opportunity to threaten the opposition's goal.


90+5' Liverpool 1-0 Napoli: Darwin Nunez sees a yellow card.

90+8' GOAL!! LIVERPOOL: Van Dijk's powerful header from Tsimikas' outswinging corner is saved. Nunez taps home but it's ruled out for offside.


90+9' Celebrations by Liverpool are cut short as the referee signals that the legality of the goal will be checked using the VAR.


90+10' YUP! GOAL confirmed. It's Liverpool 2-0 Napoli.


FULL TIME at Anfield: Liverpool have managed to grind out a win against Napoli as it finishes 1-0 in favour of Jurgen Klopp's men with both teams successfully progressing to the knockout stages of the Champions League.

What a Final night of Champions League football in 2022. Here are the results from all the 6 fixtures tonight:
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