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Red Star hold Napoli on Champions League debut

Former European Cup winners Red Star Belgrade held Carlo Ancelotti's Napoli to a creditable 0-0 draw yesterday morning (Singapore time) as the Serbian club made their debut in the Champions League group stage.

Lorenzo Insigne rattled the crossbar in the first half for Napoli, while Red Star defender Milan Rodic made a goal-line clearance to deny Jose Callejon in the Group C encounter. Red Star goalkeeper Milan Borjan also produced several saves to keep Napoli at bay in front of a raucous crowd at the Stadion Rajko Mitic.

"We didn't do much wrong, we controlled the game but the finishing was lacking," said Ancelotti. "It's difficult to play against a defence like that."

Red Star travel to Paris Saint-Germain next, while Napoli host Liverpool. - AFP

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