Watch: Kvaratskhelia, Napoli tear Liverpool's defense to shreds

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Napoli ran roughshod over Liverpool in the first half of Wednesday's Champions League encounter, tearing the shell-shocked visitors apart and scoring three goals in a frenetic opening stanza en route to a 4-1 win.

Piotr Zielinski - from the penalty spot - and Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa got the party started in Naples.

Substitute Giovanni Simeone then capped the wild 45 minutes by tapping the ball into an open net after excellent work from the unimpeachable Khvicha Kvaratskhelia. Simeone's tally sparked jubilant scenes at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

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Napoli added a fourth goal two minutes into the second half before Liverpool pulled one back.

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