At the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Real Madrid beat Napoli 3-2 in a changing match full of emotions. Vinícius Jr, Jude Bellingham and goalkeeper Alex Meret, against, scored for the Spanish team while Leo Ostigard and Piotr Zielinski converted from a penalty for the local team.
The game broke down shortly before 20 minutes, when the local team had grown in volume of play, after a hesitant start, and took the best advantage of a corner kick. The center to the far post found the poor start of Kepa Arrizabalaga and the somewhat forced header of Natan, which hit the crossbar. On the rebound, the one who made no mistake with the open goal was the other central defender, Leo Skiri Ostigard, who scored with his header to make it 1-0.
But, the Spanish team reacted in the 26th minute to excellent pressure from Jude Bellingham who stole the ball on the way out, got into the area and took an extra second to assist Vinicius Jr. from the left. The Brazilian looked set to score. his right hand and with a shot placed at the far post he shouted 1-1.
It didn’t take long for Real Madrid to turn it around because in the 34th minute Bellingham broke with a pure dribble from the left, left two players in the way, made space in the area and finished with the inside of his right foot at the far post to seal the score. 2-1.
In the complement came the great controversy of the match because after 10 minutes the VAR called the referee Clément Turpin to analyze a handball in the area by Nacho against a center from Victor Osimhen and the judge, after reviewing the action, sanctioned a penalty for Napoli. Piotr Zielinski took charge of the execution and with a tight shot against the post made it 2-2.
When it seemed that the local team was approaching the third, Federico Valverde appeared at the door of the area when he captured a rebound to uncover a shocking right hand that burst the crossbar with such luck that it hit goalkeeper Meret on the back and scored for 3-2. of Real Madrid.
With the victory, Carlo Ancelotti’s team reached the top of the group with six points. Napoli was behind, with 3, in the same line as Sporting Braga, which earlier had beaten Unión Berlin 3-2, bottom place without units. The next date, the Spanish team will host the Portuguese team while the Serie A champion will travel to Germany.
Referee: Clement Turpin (France)
Stadium: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona
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