Liverpool suffer late defeat at Napoli

first_imgIt puts Napoli top of Group C with four points from two games, with Paris Saint-Germain a point behind after thrashing Red Star Belgrade 6-1 earlier.Liverpool, last year’s runners-up, had been top of the group after their 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain two weeks ago with Napoli held 0-0 at Red Star.But Jurgen Klopp’s side now drop to third.The visitors never really settled into the game and suffered an injury blow when midfielder Naby Keïta went down early with a suspected muscular problem and was stretchered off in tears.The Guinean — making his first Champions League appearance for the club — had been the only change in Klopp’s side from last weekend’s draw at Chelsea.Keita took the place of Jordan Henderson, who came on after the Guinean’s injury after 20 minutes.Ancelotti oped for a 3-5-2 attack with Nikola Maksimovic coming into the back line.Captain Marek Hamsik started next to Fabian Ruiz and Allan in midfield, with Arkadiusz Milik preferred to Dries Mertens up front alongside Insigne and Callejon.The hosts defenders pinned back Liverpool’s strike force of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson had his work cut out on his return to Italy after his move from Roma last summer.Napoli’s top Serie A scorer Insigne came close twice early, with Alisson comfortably saving a Milik header just before the break.The hosts kept up the pressure after the break with Insigne crossing for Milik, who lashed towards goal on 50 minutes, but Joe Gomez came to the rescue after Alisson spilled the ball.Gomez again did well to clear a goalbound Callejon effort off the line with Dries Mertens rattling the woodwork with Alisson well beaten with eight minutes to go.But Insigne finally shook off Virgil van Dijk to score the winner to deafening applause from the 40,000 crowd.The victory maintained new Napoli coach Ancelotti’s record of having never lost in the Champions League against Liverpool with four wins now and a draw.Ancelotti’s AC Milan beat Liverpool in the final to lift the title in 2007.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Napoli’s Insigne slides home the winning strike for Napoli in the 90th minute after latching onto Jose Callejon’s low crossNAPLES, Italy, Oct 4 – Lorenzo Insigne stuck late as Napoli snatched a 1-0 win over an outclassed Liverpool in a Champions League Group C game the hosts dominated in the Stadio San Paolo on Wednesday.Carlo Ancelotti’s side had piled the pressure on Liverpool before finally finding a way through on 90 minutes when Jose Callejón broke down the right crossing for Insigne who beat Alisson in the Liverpool goal.last_img read more

At least 18 arrested in L.A. gang probe

first_imgPolice and federal agents carried out raids Thursday against alleged members of a notorious street gang accused of conspiracy and drug trafficking, arresting at least 18 people and seizing stashes of crack cocaine. Nearly 1,000 law enforcement officers conducted sweeps targeting the Black P-Stones street gang – a Bloods set known for its violent history in Los Angeles and Chicago – in parts of Los Angeles’ Baldwin Village area, Hawthorne and Inglewood, FBI officials said. Eight defendants were indicted on federal charges of conspiracy and distributing cocaine base, with the remaining 10 facing various state counts. Another eight indicted on federal charges still were being sought, said J. Stephen Tidwell, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s local office. The gang allegedly made one of its homes in Baldwin Village, a lower-income community in South Los Angeles that’s seen 28 murders and more than 1,500 assaults in the last five years, officials said. Also seized Thursday were weapons, including an AR-15 assault rifle and an AK-47. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We are sending the gang a very clear message: You are not untouchable,” Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton said. The sweep, dubbed “Operation Stone Cold,” was conducted by the FBI, the Los Angeles Police Department and other agencies as part of a joint investigation aimed at “combating homegrown gang enterprises terrorizing the streets,” Tidwell said. Hoping to break up the gang, authorities targeted its leadership. Law enforcement officials said they plan to maintain a large presence in the affected areas in coming months in an effort to keep the group from regenerating. “We won’t forget about this gang,” Tidwell said. “We’ll continue to make sure we’ve … dismantled it.” Though the gang was believed to have partly originated in Chicago during the 1960s, there have been no sweeps there as part of the crackdown, officials said. last_img read more