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Genk 0-0 Napoli: Bonus for Liverpool as Carlo Ancelotti’s side are held to a frustrating point

Genk 0-0 Napoli: Bonus for Liverpool as Carlo Ancelotti’s side are held to a frustrating point in Belgium

  • Napoli had a shot cleared off the line in the first-half as the Italians dominated 
  • Both sides had chances but failed to test the opposition keeper regularly enough
  • The result means Napoli are on four points after a win and draw from two games 
  • Genk meanwhile register their first point of their Champions League campaign  

Napoli’s troubles away from home in the Champions League were exposed again in a 0-0 draw at Genk on Wednesday.

The result extended Napoli’s winless streak away from its San Paolo stadium to eight matches in the competition.

Napoli hit the woodwork three times and a shot from Kalidou Koulibaly was cleared off the line – all in the first half.

Napoli forward Arkadiusz Milik reacts after missing a brilliant chance in the first half

There was more frustration for Napoli after the break with Jose Callejon wasting a clear chance after being left unmarked.

Still, Napoli moved atop Group E with four points, one point ahead of Salzburg, which was visiting titleholder Liverpool later. 

Genk is next with one point and Liverpool has none after losing 2-0 at Napoli in the opening round of matches.

Milik goes into a challenge with Patrik Hrosovsky during what was an relatively even affair

Milik goes into a challenge with Patrik Hrosovsky during what was an relatively even affair 

Napoli began with energetic forward Dries Mertens and in-form center forward Fernando Llorente on the bench and Lorenzo Insigne in the tribune. 

The decisions backfired as Arkadiusz Milik – who hit the goalframe twice – was consistently off target. 

More to follow…  

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