Champions League: Home win vital as Real Madrid entertain in-form Napoli

16 February, 2017, 01:00 | Author: Nora May
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Karim Benzema struck back for Real Madrid though, heading home after a ideal cross from Dani Carvajal to make it 1-1 in the 18th.

The return match against Napoli is on March 7 in Italy.

Benzema should have handed Real the lead just before the halftime break, the Frenchman somehow turned Ronaldo's cross wide of the upright from close range.

Just look at how they came out at the first whistle: playing aggressively and confidently, looking to execute their gameplan no matter what Real Madrid did.

This season, though, it is Karim Benzema who is Real Madrid's top scorer in Europe, with the Frenchman having four goals to his name.

Watch as Casemiro makes it 3-1 in favour of Madrid, with an inch-perfect volley that was destined for the back of the net.

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Cristiano Ronaldo fired into the crowd behind the Napoli goal from 15 yards, Benzema hit the post and Raphael Varane fluffed a free header from a corner. Ronaldo was able to get by Kalidou Koulibaly to the end line and set up Kroos for his signature, low and well-placed shot. It gave the Italians a surprising 1-0 lead, but it was well deserved.

Ramos was replaced in the 71st minute of Wednesday's Champions League match against Napoli due to injury.

Napoli actually had the chance to level the match at 3-3, but an agonizing miss from Dries Mertens and a mis-timed run from Jose Callejon kept them from scoring a pair of excellent goals during the second half.

Napoli's main goal threat also tested Navas, but the Costa Rican stopper ably came and met his effort from Insigne's through ball.

Napoli valiantly attempted to play the football that has seen them lauded by so many this season, but after such a quick double punch from Madrid, they struggled for momentum.

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