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

Formation 4-4-2

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

Substitutes

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

KRC Genk

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Napoli 4, KRC Genk 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Napoli 4, KRC Genk 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk).

  5. Post update

    Corner, KRC Genk. Conceded by Mário Rui.

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Hirving Lozano (Napoli).

  7. Post update

    Corner, KRC Genk. Conceded by Mário Rui.

  8. Booking

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Joseph Paintsil (KRC Genk).

  11. Post update

    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.

  12. Booking

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, KRC Genk. Conceded by Mário Rui.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ianis Hagi (KRC Genk).

  18. Post update

    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.

  19. Post update

    Corner, KRC Genk. Conceded by Mário Rui.

  20. Substitution

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

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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