Napoli came from behind to demolish Ajax in the Champions League and continue their sensational start to the season.


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Mohammed Kudus gave the Dutch side an early lead but Giacomo Raspadori headed in an equaliser, Giovanni di Lorenzo put Napoli ahead and Piotr Zielinski made it 3-1 just before the break.

Raspadori curled in his second and then set up Khvicha Kvaratskhelia to score.

Ajax’s Dusan Tadic was sent off before Giovanni Simeone netted a sixth.

Napoli, who had a squad rebuild in the summer as youngsters replaced several veterans, are unbeaten in all competitions this season.

Luciano Spalletti’s side top Serie A and Champions League Group A, where they have scored 13 goals in three wins and sit three points above Liverpool – who beat Rangers 2-0.

This was Ajax’s biggest European defeat, their heaviest defeat in any competition since 1964 and their joint largest home loss.

 

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