Date: 12th December 2018 at 12:30am
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Despite going unbeaten in the first five games of their Champions League group, Napoli’s 1-0 loss away to Liverpool in their last group match saw them exit the competition.

Given their performances over the first five games, the visitors knew that a draw would have been enough to see them through, or even a 2-1 defeat, but lacked any kind of urgency on the night.

They lacked their usual confidence and precision in possession throughout and an error from goalkeeper David Ospina helped Mohamed Salah to the crucial goal, which extended Napoli’s wait for a win on English soil to seven games, as they must now ponder the prospect of Europa League football after Christmas.