Napoli fly high past 10-man Rangers

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Matteo Politano

Mueez Ajao

– Ten-man Rangers fell to their third consecutive heavy defeat without scoring despite a more encouraging performance against Napoli on a dramatic night in the Champions League.

– Matteo Politano’s penalty and late strikes from Giacomo Raspadori and Tanguy Ndombele secured victory, but only after Allan McGregor twice denied Piotr Zielinski from the spot.

– James Sands was sent off for conceding the first penalty and, though McGregor saved twice following a VAR check for encroachment, he did not deny Politano.

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– The Italian forward put the ball low into the corner beyond the reach of the 40-year-old Rangers keeper after Borna Barisic was penalised for handball.

– Substitute Raspadori finished neatly with five minutes left to end the home side’s challenge before Ndombele stroked another goal home in stoppage time against a tiring Rangers backline.

– Victory means Napoli top Group A with maximum points after two games, with Rangers winless ahead of back-to-back meetings with Liverpool next.

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