Soccer-Real Madrid fight back to win five-goal thriller at Napoli

Real Madrid staged an incredible comeback to secure a 3-2 victory  against Napoli in a pulsating Champions League Group C clash. Let's dive  into the thrilling match that unfolded in Naples.

Vinicius Jr and Bellingham Shine

Vinicius Jr and Jude Bellingham played pivotal roles for Real Madrid,  causing havoc for Napoli's defense right from the start. Their  early-season chemistry was on full display, and within minutes, they had  their impact on the game.

Napoli's Early Lead

Napoli took the lead in the 19th minute with Leo Ostigard's header after  a corner created chaos in Real Madrid's six-yard box. Kepa  Arrizabalaga's failed punch left the visitors trailing, but they were  quick to respond.

Real Madrid's Quickfire Goals

Real Madrid fought back with rapid-fire goals. First, Bellingham  intercepted a pass and connected with Vinicius, who slotted a brilliant  angled strike into the far corner. Then, Bellingham himself dazzled,  dribbling past three defenders and slotting a tidy finish.

Controversial Penalty Levels the Score

Napoli leveled the score with a controversial penalty awarded after a  VAR check. Real Madrid players and coach Carlo Ancelotti vehemently  protested the decision as the ball seemed to deflect off Nacho's boot  before hitting his hand.

Valverde's Stunning Winner

Real Madrid secured the win in the 78th minute with a remarkable twist  of fate. A long-range shot from Federico Valverde struck the crossbar,  bounced off the back of Napoli's keeper Alex Meret's head, and deflected  into his own net.

Valverde's Stunning Winner

Real Madrid emerged victorious in this nail-biting  contest, topping Group C with six points from two games.

Real Madrid's thrilling 3-2 victory over Napoli featured explosive  performances by Vinicius Jr and Bellingham, controversy over a penalty,  and a stunning late winner by Valverde.