Don’t miss the complete replay and highlights of the Real Madrid vs Napoli match. The intense action kicks off at 20:00 (GMT) on 29th November 2023 at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu. The referee for this epic showdown is none other than F. Letexier. Brace yourself for a thrilling match in Europe – UEFA Champions League, Group C, Season 2023/2024. Catch all the action on https://ahighlight.com/2023/11/29/.
Real Madrid vs Napoli Full Match Reports
Real Madrid clinched the pinnacle of their UEFA Champions League (UCL) Group C with a resounding 4-2 victory against Napoli, extending their unbeaten streak to 10 consecutive European matches against Italian opponents.
The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium fell silent within the first 10 minutes as Giovanni Di Lorenzo, connecting with Khvicha Kvaratskhelia’s pass, set up Giovanni Simeone. In his first UCL start since October 2022, Simeone’s effort crossed the line, overcoming a remarkable attempt from Andriy Lunin to deny him. The home supporters quickly found their voice, roaring in response to Brahim Díaz’s forward drive and precise setup for Rodrygo, who found the top corner, marking his sixth goal in four matches.
Los Blancos seized the lead in the 22nd minute when David Alaba, given time, delivered a pinpoint ball to Jude Bellingham. The Englishman met it with a delightful header, beating Alex Meret. Real Madrid continued their dazzling display, and Napoli’s defense was once again breached by Rodrygo’s blistering play at the half-hour mark, though Brahim’s attempt went wide.
Napoli initiated a swift response in the second half, as André-Frank Zambo Anguissa’s driven pass hit Dani Ceballos, bouncing invitingly for the midfielder to smash in his first goal of the season. Unlike the opening period, Gli Azzurri managed to contain the hosts after scoring. It seemed they might secure a point when Meret made a brilliant save to thwart Antonio Rüdiger’s header, and Joselu missed two golden opportunities.
However, Real Madrid claimed all three points as Nico Paz unleashed a strike from range that slipped through Meret’s grasp, marking the 19-year-old’s first-ever first-team goal. Joselu added to the tally late on, converting from Bellingham’s cross. Real Madrid continued their 10-match unbeaten run in UCL matches at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, ensuring their top spot in Group C. Despite Walter Mazzarri’s first defeat in charge of Napoli, Gli Azzurri advanced to the knockout stages alongside Los Blancos due to Braga’s draw with Union Berlin.
Man of the Match: Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid).