Real Madrid solidified themselves as the group leaders with a 4-2 victory against Napoli on Champions League Group C Matchday 5. However, after Union Berlin held SC Braga to a draw, the Partenopei now only need a draw against the Portuguese outfit on Matchday 6 to progress.
Napoli took the lead through Giovanni Simeone. However, the Merengues levelled just a minute later through a lovely Rodrygo effort from the edge of the box. Jude Bellingham then gave the hosts the lead through an exceptional header.
The Azzurri started the second half perfectly after Frank Zambo-Anguissa dispatched a venomous volley into the Madrid net. Nonetheless, the visitors couldn’t hold on. With only eight minutes remaining, Nico Paz struck from 25 yards out, which Alex Meret should have done better with. Los Blancos made it four just minutes later through Joselu.
Ultimately, Napoli have to do better if they are to prove to themselves that they can and will go far in the competition this season, as showings similar to tonight will see the club without European football sooner than expected.