Today’s back pages: Liverpool and Chelsea are Champions League ‘chumps’ and Wales coach Howley leaves Rugby World Cup
A round-up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 18 September
In their group E opening game defending champions Liverpool were beaten 2-0 by Napoli. Late goals from Dries Mertens (penalty) and Fernando Llorente gave the Italian side the win.
In west London Chelsea lost 1-0 against Valencia with Rodrigo scoring the winner for the Spaniards on 74 minutes.
The Blues had the chance to take a point from the group H opener but Ross Barkley missed a late penalty.
Wales coach sent home from RWC
He has left Japan because of suspected betting infringements. The Welsh Rugby Union said the 48-year-old had “returned to Wales to assist with an investigation”.