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Real Madrid Beats Napoli 4-2 in Champions Clash

Football  •  30 Nov, 2023  •  11,904 Views  •  ⭐ 2.0

Written by Shivani Chourasia

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In a thrilling Champions League encounter Real Madrid asserted their supremacy by securing a dramatic 4-2 win against Napoli. This pivotal victory assured them the top position in Group C with a game still in hand. The match, pulsating with high energy and intricate tactical plays, saw young stars Nico Paz and Joselu rise to the occasion, netting crucial goals in the crucial moments. This win highlighted Real Madrid's offensive dynamism and their resilience in overcoming adversities, further cementing their stature in European football.


Real Madrid's Remarkable Comeback

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The game kicked off with Real Madrid displaying robust energy, but they were quickly caught off guard by Napoli's brisk counter-attack. Giovanni Simeone capitalized on this with an early goal. Nevertheless, Madrid bounced back promptly, with Rodrygo levelling the score and Jude Bellingham following up with a header. Bellingham's consistent scoring has been nothing short of phenomenal, outshining Real Madrid's legendary figures like Cristiano Ronaldo and Alfredo Di Stefano, demonstrating his swift adaptation and significant impact at the club.

Napoli's Determined Effort and Real's Final Push

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Napoli showed their mettle by equalizing early in the second half through Frank Anguissa. Real Madrid faced pressure and missed several opportunities but remained determined. Nico Paz, a promising young talent from Real's academy, broke the deadlock with a stunning long-range goal. Joselu then clinched the victory with a decisive goal in the closing moments, solidifying Real Madrid's win.



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Player Performances: Real Madrid

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  • Lunin (6/10): Despite a notable save, Lunin was unable to stop Napoli's first goal, a fact confirmed by goal-line technology. He had some difficulty with Anguissa's powerful volley.
  • Dani Carvajal (7/10): Carvajal exhibited remarkable defensive skills, particularly against Napoli's Kvara and Zielinski, and contributed significantly with crucial passes.
  • Toni Rudiger (8.5/10): Rudiger was a standout performer, effectively disrupting Napoli's Simeone and Oshimen and proving his worth as a consistent defender.
  • David Alaba (6.5/10): Alaba struggled initially with defending crosses but compensated with a crucial assist to Bellingham.
  • Ferland Mendy (7/10): Mendy's improved offensive play and crossing were evident, particularly in setting up Joselu.
  • Dani Ceballos (5/10): Returning from a four-month break, Ceballos seemed slightly off pace.
  • Fede Valverde (7/10): Valverde's adaptation to a double-pivot role was commendable, showcasing his defensive capabilities.
  • Toni Kroos (7/10): Kroos masterfully controlled the game's tempo, with his long passes proving to be highly effective.
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