• Match review

Napoli 2-3 Real Madrid: Champions League Player Ratings

Federico Valverde at Real Madrid
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Alex Meret’s unfortunate own goal sealed a crucial win for the Blancos in Naples.

Real Madrid defeated Napoli 3-2 in their Champions League game on Tuesday. A thrilling game saw Carlo Ancelotti’s men continue their UCL campaign with another victory.

What happened?

The game started off with a fantastic pace as both sides pushed to get the first blood. After a few missed chances, the hosts broke the deadlock through Leo Skiri Ostigard in the 19th minute. Real Madrid, however, managed to make a quick reaction, scoring the equalizer through Vinicius Junior only eight minutes later.

The Blancos completed their comeback when Jude Bellingham scored their second goal of the night after a spectacular solo run. The goal saw Napoli restart their attacks as soon as the second half started.

Piotr Zielinski made it 2-2 by converting a penalty nine minutes into the second half. But that didn’t stop Real Madrid from restoring their lead. After a host of missed opportunities on both sides, Federico Valverde’s unstoppable strike from behind the box met Meret’s punch before bouncing into the back of the net.

Player Ratings

Napoli: Meret (5); Di Lorenzo (6), Ostigard (7), Natan (7), Olivera (6); Anguissa (6), Lobotka (6), Zielinski (7); Politano (7), Osimhen (5), Kvaratskhelia (7).

Bench: Elmas (6), Raspadori (5), Rui (-), Cajuste (-), Simeone (-).

Real Madrid: Kepa (6); Carvajal (6), Rüdiger (7), Nacho (5), Camavinga (6); Kroos (7), Tchouameni (7), Valverde (7); Bellingham (8); Rodrygo (6), Vinicius (7).

Bench: Mendy (6), Modric (6), Joselu (6), Ceballos (-).