Champions League - Group E
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Napoli 4-0 Genk: Maarten Vandevoordt, 17, concedes four in Champions League debut

Maarten Vandevoordt
Seventeen-year-old Maarten Vandevoordt was booked when he conceded the penalty, which Arkadiusz Milik converted for his hat-trick

Genk's 17-year-old goalkeeper Maarten Vandevoordt endured a horrible Champions League debut as Arkadiusz Milik's hat-trick helped Napoli into the Champions League last 16.

Vandevoordt, the youngest keeper to start a Champions League game, conceded early on when he dwelt on a backpass and Milik scored from close range.

Milik scored from Giovanni di Lorenzo's cross and completed his treble with a penalty after Vandevoordt fouled Jose Callejon before Dries Mertens converted a chipped 'Panenka' penalty late on.

Less than three hours after the match, Napoli announced they had sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti, who had overseen a run of nine matches without a win before Tuesday's victory.

In the other match in the group, Liverpool beat Red Bull Salzburg 2-0 to top Group E, with Napoli advancing as runners-up.

Genk had already been eliminated and they handed a first Champions League start to Vandevoordt, who only made his senior debut on 24 September and had featured three times for the Belgian champions this season.

At 17 years and 287 days, he became the youngest keeper in the competition, beating the previous record of Benfica's Mile Svilar, who was 18 years and 52 days old when he played against Manchester United in October 2017.

Vandevoordt conceded after only three minutes when Jhon Lucumi played it back to him, but he did not control the ball cleanly and, closed down by two Napoli players, presented it to Milik who could not miss.

Milki completed his hat-trick in only 38 minutes before Mertens' late penalty, following Casper de Norre's handball, sealed Napoli's convincing win.

Dries Mertens
Dries Mertens' late chipped penalty for Napoli's fourth helped them reach the last 16 of the Champions League for the first time in three seasons

Youngest goalkeepers in Champions League

1. Maarten Vandevoordt (Genk) v Napoli, 10 December, 2019 - aged 17 years 287 days

2. Mile Svilar (Benfica) v Manchester United, 18 October, 2017 - 18y 52d

3. Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) v Olympiakos, 15 September, 1999 - 18y 118d

4. Nikolay Mihaylov (Levski Sofia) v Werder Bremen, 31 October, 2006 - 18y 125d

5. Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow) v Porto, 14 September, 2004 - 18y 159d

6. Adrian Semper (Dinamo Zagreb) v Lyon, 14 September, 2016 - 18y 245d

Line-ups

Napoli

  • 1Meret
  • 22Di Lorenzo
  • 44Manolas
  • 26KoulibalyBooked at 87mins
  • 6Mário RuiBooked at 80mins
  • 7CallejónSubstituted forLlorenteat 79'minutes
  • 5Marques Loureiro
  • 8Ruiz
  • 20ZielinskiSubstituted forGaetanoat 72'minutes
  • 14Mertens
  • 99MilikSubstituted forLozanoat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Llorente
  • 11Lozano
  • 12Elmas
  • 13Luperto
  • 24Insigne
  • 25Ospina
  • 70Gaetano

KRC Genk

  • 26VandevoordtBooked at 36mins
  • 31Maehle
  • 6Dewaest
  • 33Lucumí
  • 2de NorreBooked at 74minsSubstituted fordos Santos Netoat 82'minutes
  • 7ItoSubstituted forHagiat 72'minutes
  • 17Hrosovsky
  • 25Berge
  • 11PaintsilBooked at 88mins
  • 10SamattaSubstituted forBongonda Mbul'Ofeko Batomboat 63'minutes
  • 18Onuachu

Substitutes

  • 4Wouters
  • 5dos Santos Neto
  • 15Odey
  • 23Hagi
  • 27Bongonda Mbul'Ofeko Batombo
  • 28Coucke
  • 77Ndongala
Referee:
Cüneyt Çakir
Attendance:
22,265

Match Stats

Home TeamNapoliAway TeamKRC Genk
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home14
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Napoli 4, KRC Genk 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Napoli 4, KRC Genk 0.

Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk).

Corner, KRC Genk. Conceded by Mário Rui.

Hand ball by Hirving Lozano (Napoli).

Corner, KRC Genk. Conceded by Mário Rui.

Booking

Joseph Paintsil (KRC Genk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dries Mertens (Napoli) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joseph Paintsil (KRC Genk).

Attempt missed. Ianis Hagi (KRC Genk) right footed shot from long range on the right is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli).

Theo Bongonda (KRC Genk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, KRC Genk. Conceded by Mário Rui.

Allan (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ianis Hagi (KRC Genk).

Attempt saved. Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ianis Hagi with a cross.

Corner, KRC Genk. Conceded by Mário Rui.

Substitution

Substitution, KRC Genk. Neto Borges replaces Casper de Norre.

Attempt missed. Ianis Hagi (KRC Genk) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joseph Paintsil.

Booking

Mário Rui (Napoli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mário Rui (Napoli).

Theo Bongonda (KRC Genk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Fernando Llorente replaces José Callejón.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Hirving Lozano replaces Arkadiusz Milik.

Corner, KRC Genk. Conceded by Mário Rui.

Theo Bongonda (KRC Genk) hits the left post with a right footed shot from very close range. Assisted by Paul Onuachu.

Foul by Gianluca Gaetano (Napoli).

Ianis Hagi (KRC Genk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Napoli 4, KRC Genk 0. Dries Mertens (Napoli) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Booking

Casper de Norre (KRC Genk) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Penalty conceded by Casper de Norre (KRC Genk) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. José Callejón (Napoli) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fabián Ruiz with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, KRC Genk. Ianis Hagi replaces Junya Ito.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Gianluca Gaetano replaces Piotr Zielinski.

Attempt missed. Patrik Hrosovsky (KRC Genk) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jhon Lucumí.

Hand ball by Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk).

Attempt blocked. Sebastian Dewaest (KRC Genk) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Patrik Hrosovsky with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, KRC Genk. Theo Bongonda replaces Mbwana Samatta.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG54101221013
2Real Madrid522111748
3Club Bruges503239-63
4Galatasaray502319-82

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich55002141715
2Tottenham53111711610
3Red Star Belgrade5104319-163
4Olympiakos5014714-71

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City5320123911
2Shakhtar Donetsk5131810-26
3Dinamo Zagreb51229905
4Atalanta5113512-74

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus5410104613
2Atl Madrid52126517
3B Leverkusen520357-26
4Lokomotiv Moscow510449-53

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Liverpool6411138513
2Napoli6330114712
3RB Salzburg6213161337
4KRC Genk6015520-151

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona642094514
2B Dortmund631288010
3Inter Milan621310917
4Slavia Prague6024410-62

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1RB Leipzig6321108211
2Lyon62229818
3Benfica62131011-17
4Zenit St Petersburg621379-27

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Valencia632197211
2Chelsea6321119211
3Ajax6312126610
4Lille6015414-101
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