Napoli Beat Champions Liverpool In Champions League Opener

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Hirving Lozano (L) and Joel Matip go for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match Napoli vs Liverpool on September 17, 2019, at the San Paolo stadium in Naples. Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP

Dries Mertens and Fernando Llorente scored late goals as Napoli defeated holders Liverpool 2-0 in Tuesday’s opening round of Champions League group stage matches.

Mertens converted a penalty on 82 minutes and Llorente added a second in stoppage time as Napoli gained a measure of revenge for last season’s 1-0 loss at Anfield that denied the Italians a spot in the knockout rounds.

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