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UEFA Champions League: Holders Liverpool Stunned By Late Napoli Goals On Matchday 1

UEFA Champions League holders Liverpool were brought crashing back down to earth, as Jurgen Klopp's outfit started the title defense with a 2-0 defeat away to Napoli in their group stage - Group E match on Tuesday, (September 17, 2019)

September 18, 2019

Napoli players celebrate after the Champions League Group E soccer match between Napoli and Liverpool, at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Napoli won 2-0.

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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, left, leaves the pitch after the Champions League Group E soccer match between Napoli and Liverpool, at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Napoli won 2-0.

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Liverpool's Sadio Mane reacts during the Champions League Group E soccer match between Napoli and Liverpool, at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019.

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Napoli's Dries Mertens scores a penalty during the Champions League Group E soccer match between Napoli and Liverpool, at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019.

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Napoli's Dries Mertens celebrates after scoring the opening goal of his team during the Champions League Group E soccer match between Napoli and Liverpool, at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, Italy.

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Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp, right, shake shards with Trent Alexander-Arnold reacts after the Champions League Group E soccer match between Napoli and Liverpool, at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, Italy.

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Liverpool's Roberto Firmino takes a shot during the Champions League Group E soccer match between Napoli and Liverpool, at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019.

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Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly, left, heads the ball as Liverpool's Roberto Firmino tries to stop him during the Champions League Group E soccer match between Napoli and Liverpool, at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, Italy.

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Liverpool's Sadio Mane, left, controls the ball as Napoli's Mario Rui defends during the Champions League Group E soccer match between Napoli and Liverpool, at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, Italy.

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Napoli players complain to the German referee Felix Brych during the Champions League Group E soccer match between Napoli and Liverpool, at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019.

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Napoli's Giovanni Di Lorenzo, foreground, and Liverpool's James Milner jump for the ball during the Champions League Group E soccer match between Napoli and Liverpool, at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, Italy.

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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, left, and Napoli's Mario Rui fight for the ball during the Champions League Group E soccer match between Napoli and Liverpool, at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, Italy.

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Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti attends a press conference ahead of Tuesday's Champions League Group E soccer match between Napoli and Liverpool, at the Napoli training center in Castelvolturno, Italy, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019.

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Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp, left, and midfielder Jordan Henderson meets the media ahead of Tuesday's Champions League Group E soccer match between Napoli and Liverpool, at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, Italy, Monday.

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