Napoli vs Ajax live stream, match preview, team news and kick-off time for the Champions League clash

Napoli head coach Luciano Spalletti during the Serie A match between Cremonese and Napoli on 9 October, 2022 at the Stadio Giovanni Zini, Cremona, Italy
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Napoli vs Ajax live stream, Wednesday 12 October, 5:45pm BST

Napoli vs Ajax live stream and match preview

Looking for a Napoli vs Ajax live stream? We've got you covered with our handy guide.

Napoli will advance to the Champions League round of 16 with victory over Ajax, who they stunned in last week's reverse fixture in Group A.

The Partenopei won 6-1 in Amsterdam, inflicting Ajax's biggest-ever European defeat. Luciano Spalletti's Serie A leaders have been in rampant form of late, winning eight on the spin in all competitions and scoring 10 goals in their last two games alone (they followed up their thrashing of Ajax with a 4-1 league win at Cremonese). They beat Liverpool 4-1 in their first home Champions League outing of 2022/23.

Ajax bounced back from that humiliating night at the Johan Cruijff ArenA with a 4-2 Eredivisie win at Volendam last time out, ending a four-match winless run. But having picked up only three points from their first three Champions League group games, Alfred Schreuder's side realistically need to win in Naples to give themselves a chance of making the knockout stage.

Team news

Napoli have an almost clean bill of health, with Amir Rrahmani the only injury doubt.

Ajax will be without  Dusan Tadic following his red card towards the end of the reverse meeting; Devyne Rensch is doubtful after being forced injured off at the weekend.


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Felix Zwayer of Germany will be the referee for Napoli vs Ajax.


Napoli vs Ajax will be played at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

Elsewhere in the group

The night's other Group A game between Rangers and Liverpool kicks off at 8pm BST.

Kick-off and channel

Kick-off is at 5:45pm BST on Wednesday 12 October and the game is being shown live on BT Sport 1 in the UK. See below for international broadcast options.

VPN guide

Use a VPN to watch Champions League football from outside your country

If you’re out of the country for a round of Champions League fixtures, then annoyingly your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!). You'll be blocked from watching it, which is not ideal if you’ve paid up for a subscription and still want to catch the action without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

But assistance is on hand. To get around that, all you have to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and won't automatically block the service you've paid for. All the info going between is entirely encrypted – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there, including:

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International TV rights

• UK: BT Sport – which you can get with a non-subscription £25 monthly pass
• USA: Paramount Plus – plans start at $4.99 a month with a seven day free trial
• Canada: DAZN – which you can get with a non-subscription $24.99 monthly pass
• Australia: Stan Sport – this is from $20 a month (including a $10 Stan basic subscription) and comes with a seven day free trial
• New Zealand: Spark Sport – a subscription is $24.99 a month, with a seven day free trial

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