Real Madrid clashed heads with Napoli at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona earlier tonight as they focused on securing a win on the road in the UEFA Champions League. Los Blancos made a slow start to the game and conceded the opening goal in the 19th minute when Leo Skiri Ostigard found the back of the net. However, the visitors equalised thanks to Vinicius Junior‘s effort in the 27th minute. Jude Bellingham gave his team the lead with a great run and finish just seven minutes later as Carlo Ancelotti’s men went into the half-time break 2-1 up on the scoreline.
Piotr Zielinski equalised for the home team from the penalty spot in the 54th minute. However, Los Blancos took the lead yet again in the 78th minute when Alex Meret scored an unfortunate own goal after failing to save Federico Valverde’s unstoppable strike. The contest ended with Real Madrid earning an impressive 3-2 win away from home.
Let’s take a look at how each Real Madrid player performed during the contest against Napoli.
GK: Kepa Arrizabalaga – 7/10
The Spanish talent made a few important saves at the back and did enough to restrict the opposition to two goals tonight.
RB: Dani Carvajal – 6.5/10
He did his fair share of defending and had a couple of bright moments going forward.
CB: Nacho – 6/10
Nacho tried his best to keep things solid at the back and made two key chances in the opponent’s half.
CB: Antonio Rudiger – 7/10
The German defender cleared the danger when needed and was a dominant presence in the air.
LB: Eduardo Camavinga – 7/10
The French talent was a positive influence in both halves and has got an assist to show for his efforts.
CM: Federico Valverde – 7.5/10
Valverde was a constant menace in the final third and came close to netting the winner with a great strike.
CM: Aurelien Tchouameni – 7/10
He dealt with the danger when needed but offered very little in the final third.
CM: Toni Kroos – 6.5/10
Kroos created a few inviting chances for his teammates on the attacking third of the pitch.
CAM: Jude Bellingham – 9/10
Bellingham caused all sorts of problems for the Napoli defenders and ended the game with a goal and an assist to his name.
ST: Vinicius Jr. – 8/10
He made some dangerous runs with the ball and scored his team’s equaliser in the 27th minute.
ST: Rodrygo – 6.5/10
Rodrygo caught the eye at times but failed to register a goal.
LB: Ferland Mendy – 6.5/10
He did his fair share of defending at the back.
CM: Luka Modric – 6/10
Modric added some experience to Ancelotti’s midfield.
ST: Joselu – 6/10
He didn’t get a sniff at goal.
CM: Dani Ceballos – N/A