Napoli beat ten-man Ajax to retain the top spot in Group A, getting nine points from a possible nine. Napoli remains undefeated as their winning streak to three games.
Ajax scored first in the ninth minute through Ghanaian striker Mohammed Kudus. Napoli then equalises in the 18th minute through striker Giacomo Raspadori. Raspadori went on to complete his brace in the 47th minute and also bagged an assist.
Other scorers were Captain Giovanni Di Lorenzo (33′), the highest goal scorer this season in the champions league for Napoli Piotr Zieliński (45′), Kvicha Kvaratshelia (63′), and a second-half substitute Giovanni Simeone (81′).
A red card was given the Ajax captain Dusan Tadic after he received his second yellow for a foul on substitute Eljif Elmas. Ajax was terrible on the night, even though they had 44% of the ball during the match. They did not offer much forward.
Napoli scored six goals in European competition for the first time, becoming the first Italian side to do so in a UEFA Champions League away match. They are also the first Italian side to score six or more goals in any Champions League game since Juventus beat Olympiakos 7-0 in the group stage in December 2003.
Ajax conceded six goals for the first time in any European competition match. They are without a home win against a side from Italy in Europe in their last 12 matches (D6 L6).
Next up for Ajax is Napoli in Naples on the 12th of October.