WATCH: In-form Napoli blow Ajax away with pair of sublime early Champions League goals
- Top of Serie A table
- Yet to drop a point in UCL
- Far too good for Ajax
WHAT HAPPENED? Is there a team in Europe that can stop Napoli right now? They have continued their dominance of the Champions League group stage with an electric start against Ajax which brought a pair of fantastic early goals from Hirving Lozano and Giacomo Raspadori.
One-two!— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 12, 2022
Lozano expertly links up with Zieliński to put Napoli 1-0 up against Ajax inside 4 minutes... 💫#UCL pic.twitter.com/use4BfrTiz
CHUCKY LOZANO WITH THE GIVE AND GO. 🇲🇽— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) October 12, 2022
It only took Napoli 3 minutes to strike against Ajax. 💥 pic.twitter.com/Ezzn4uDmQY
What a strike!— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 12, 2022
Napoli are 2-0 up inside 16 minutes thanks to this rocket from Raspadori... 🚀#UCL pic.twitter.com/2BsRbutJdI
IT DOES NOT GET MORE TOP BINS THAN THAT. 🎯— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) October 12, 2022
4 goals in 3 #UCL matches for Giacomo Raspadori. 💪 pic.twitter.com/asDgYJIQzh
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Napoli are unbeaten in both Serie A and the Champions League so far this season. Should they hold on to their lead against Ajax, they will confirm their place in the knockouts alongside Real Madrid and Manchester City, who both qualified on Tuesday evening.
WHAT NEXT FOR NAPOLI? As each game passes, the Italian top-flight leaders are gaining more and more admirers. They will be looking to maintain, and perhaps extend, their lead at the top of Serie A on Sunday as they host Bologna at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.