Napoli held to 0-0 draw at Genk in Champions League
GENK, Belgium (AP) — Napoli’s troubles away from home in the Champions League were exposed again in a 0-0 draw at Genk on Wednesday. The result extended Napoli’s winless streak away from its San Paolo stadium to eight matches in the competition.
Napoli hit the woodwork three times and a shot from Kalidou Koulibaly was cleared off the line _ all in the first half. There was more frustration for Napoli after the break with Jose Callejon wasting a clear chance after being left unmarked.
Still, Napoli moved atop Group E with four points, one point ahead of Salzburg, which was visiting titleholder Liverpool later. Genk is next with one point and Liverpool has none after losing 2-0 at Napoli in the opening round of matches.
Napoli began with energetic forward Dries Mertens and in-form center forward Fernando Llorente on the bench and Lorenzo Insigne in the tribune. The decisions backfired as Arkadiusz Milik _ who hit the goalframe twice _ was consistently off target.
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