Napoli beat Amsterdam's Ajax for record

2022-10-05 09:25

Napoli beat Amsterdam's Ajax for record

Napoli beat Ajax 6-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday night , becoming the first European team to score six goals at the Johan Cruyff Arena .

Captain Giovanni di Lorenzo , Piotr Zielinski , Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and substitute Giovanni Simeone added other goals for the Italian league leaders after Mohammed Kudus took the home side's lead in the opening 10 minutes . Napoli may have the higher score in European football.

Ajax manager Alfred Schruder had warned Napoli about the attacking threat posed by Napoli on the eve of the game, but even then he would not have expected his team to do so.


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Napoli became the first team to score five goals in a European tie against Ajax, with goals from Laspadori and Kovara Tschlia in the second half, followed by Giovanni Simeone in the third Scored the sixth goal in 81 minutes.

Ajax also saw Dusan Tadic sent off after receiving a second yellow card shortly before Simeone scored. The result showed Napoli top of their Champions League group, winning all three of their opening games. Ajax are third with three wins and one defeat, behind Liverpool but ahead of Rangers . Ajax will travel to Napoli for next Wednesday's comeback .