Napoli's Champions League victory over Liverpool was literally a dream come true for Giovanni Simeone as he came off the bench to make his bow in the competition and score within minutes.

The Argentine netted the third to send Napoli in at the break with a 3-0 lead as the Azzurri eventually ran out 4-1 winners.

Speaking after the game, the summer signing attempted to put into words his feelings as he revealed it was a moment he had long been waiting for – with a Champions League tattoo on his arm to prove it.

"I was 14 and it was always my dream to play in the Champions League. Twelve years later I made my debut and scored. Hearing the roar of the Maradona and the fans shouting my name is an incredible feeling.

“I kissed the ball I have tattooed on my arm because tonight was a dream come true. I felt I would get at least one chance to play in this amazing competition.

“I'm so happy and I want to thank the boss and my team-mates. It was an amazing night. Beating Liverpool like this shows our strength and our unity. It's a night I'll never forget. I fought hard to get where I am and I'm still wrapped up in the emotion of it all.”

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