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Napoli sweep Ajax aside in historic win

What if this is Napoli's season? We've heard this question many times at the start of every campaign, but we're at that point of asking it again. What if this is Napoli's season?

Luciano Spalletti's side arrived at the Johan Cruyff Arena to face Ajax as the new Serie A leaders, with six consecutive victories and without having lost a single match so far this season, including in the Champions League.

In a group containing Rangers, Liverpool and AjaxNapoli have emerged as the runaway leaders and has reached the halfway point of the group stage on top, with a clean sweep of victories. Not only that, but the victory in Amsterdam was unprecedented.

Ajax have never conceded five goals in Amsterdam in their entire history in Europe, and have only conceded five goals in total once, as visitors to Bayern Munich in 1980 (5-1).

Kudus gave Ajax an early lead, and was one of the only players for the Dutch side on the night, who deserves any credit.

That was as far as they lasted. Raspadori equalised in the 18th minute, Di Lorenzo gave Napoli the lead in the 33rd minute and Zielinski increased the advantage to 3-1 just before half-time.

It was only the second time Ajax had conceded three goals in the first half in the Champions League. And in the second half came three more.

Raspadori bagged his brace, Kvaratskhelia got in on the action and Gio Simeone wrapped things up in a match that is likely to have consequences for the Ajax bench, where Schreuder was already being criticised for going three games without a win.

A historic win for a spectacular Napoli team who could be at the start of an amazing season.

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