Madrid Secures Top Spot with Thrilling Victory Against Napoli

Madrid Secures Top Spot with Thrilling Victory Against Napoli

Real Madrid secured first place in their Champions League group with a resounding 4-2 victory over Napoli on Wednesday. Despite already being through to the next stage, the 14-time champions put on an entertaining display to claim the top spot.

Napoli’s defeat prevented them from securing the second spot, and they now face Braga in the final group match to determine their progression. Giovanni Simeone initially gave Napoli the lead, but quick responses from Rodrygo and Jude Bellingham turned the game around.

Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa leveled for Napoli after halftime, but Madrid’s Nico Paz and Joselu secured the win in the final minutes. Madrid’s young talent, Nico Paz, expressed his joy, stating, “I’m so happy; this is a dream.” The victory maintained Madrid’s flawless record with five wins from five games.

Under the reinstated Walter Mazzarri, Napoli had Giovanni Simeone leading the attack, scoring the opening goal despite Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin’s efforts. Rodrygo and Bellingham then scored for Madrid, with the latter becoming the club’s leading scorer.

Despite Napoli quickly equalizing through Anguissa, Madrid maintained control, with Paz scoring a spectacular long-range goal. The 19-year-old midfielder showcased his talent in his second Champions League appearance. Joselu sealed the victory in stoppage time with a close-range finish.