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Napoli's tweet to Manchester City after 4-2 loss was absolutely beautiful

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It was another fantastic night for English clubs in the Champions League.

Liverpool had the easiest task of the Premier League clubs in action as they disposed of Maribor 3-0, two weeks after destroying them 7-0 in Slovenia.

Tottenham had the tough task of welcoming Real Madrid to Wembley, but they romped to a three goal lead before eventually winning 3-1 in a memorable night for the club.

And Manchester City also won against Napoli; although they did not have it all their own way.

Napoli have been mightily impressive in Serie A this year, having won ten of their opening eleven games.

And their quality showed against Manchester City on Wednesday night, as they took the lead through Lorenzo Insigne in the 21st minute.

However, they could not keep Pep Guardiola's scintillating attack at bay; eventually succumbing 4-2 to the English club.

Having accumulated three points from their opening four games in Group F and now staring at an early exit from the Champions League, you could forgive the Italian club for being disappointed by the result.

However, the Italian club showed their class with a brilliant post on twitter.

Not only did Napoli describe Man City as 'great', but they also dedicated the highly entertaining spectacle to the sport, stating that 'football was the real winner'.

The post was also accompanied with the Pep Guardiola and the Napoli manager, Maurizio Sarri, posing for a picture after the game.

Kudos to Napoli. Talk about class.

As for Manchester City, their journey towards both Premier league and European success shows no signs of stopping.

And Guardiola also expressed his respect for Napoli, who he claimed was the best side he's faced in his career.

Speaking to Mediaset Premium, as per Yahoo!, Guardiola said: "Beating Napoli twice in two weeks is an incredible achievement, they are perhaps the best side I've faced in my career.

"We tried to block their left flank, but they got there first and were too strong, they massacred us for 20 minutes.

"I am glad with the way we reacted, especially after going to 2-2, as Bernardo Silva kept the ball and moved it around.

"I am so proud because I know the side we beat. I am in love with Napoli, with the way they make short passes and they didn't give us time to think in the opening 20 minutes. We didn't have the courage to play."

A classy post from Napoli, and an equally classy post-match interview from Guardiola.

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