Napoli 2-3 Real Madrid: Goals, highlights and report – Champions League 2023/24

A Jude Bellingham-inspired Real Madrid edged past Napoli with a 3-2 win at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona and took control of Champions League Group C.


Napoli were on the wrong end of a five-goal thriller at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on Matchday 2 of the 2023/24 Champions League group stage, as Real Madrid defeated the Partenopei 3-2 in Naples to take control of Group C.

The reigning Serie A champions had taken the lead against Los Blancos midway through the first half through Leo Ostigard, but goals from Vinicius Junior and Jude Bellingham put the visitors ahead before the break. Shortly after the restart, Piotr Zielinski equalised from the penalty spot, but a thunderous Federico Valverde strike crashed against the crossbar and into the net off of goalkeeper Alex Meret late on.

Piotr Zielinski celebrates. (@sscnapoli)

The Spanish giants now sit top of Group C on six points, three points ahead of the Partenopei and Portuguese side Braga, who picked up their first win of this seasons competition when coming from two goals behind to win 3-2 against Union Berlin.