- Napoli 1-3 Real Madrid (agg: 2-6): Champions League last 16, second leg – as it happened
- Ramos the hero as Real Madrid beat Napoli to reach quarters
Napoli 1-3 Real Madrid (agg: 2-6): Champions League last 16, second leg – as it happened
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Sergio Ramos maintained Real Madrid's bid for consecutive Champions League titles as a victory at Napoli saw the holders progress to the quarter-finals. Trailing from the first leg, Dries Mertens' 23rd goal of the season lit the blue-touch paper at the Stadio San Paolo as Napoli moved to within touching distance of a first quarter-final appearance. But Ramos headed Real level and forced a Mertens own goal in six second-half minutes to turn the tie on its head, before a aggregate victory was completed in stoppage-time by substitute Alvaro Morata. Far from their best, it was Real's experience which told in the end as Zinedine Zidane secured a seventh-successive appearance in the last eight of Europe's elite-club competition for the time champions. Napoli appeared full of belief in the first half as they kept a Madrid side featuring Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema on the back foot. There were early chances for Mertens, Marek Hamsik and Lorenzo Insigne before the deadlock was broken.
They must overturn a first leg deficit in this last clash against defending champions Real Madrid. NapoliRealMadrid : la nostra formazione ufficiale! ChampionsLeague ForzaNapoliSempre pic. They will almost certainly need to keep a clean sheet - and an early goal would certainly rev up their fans and put the Spanish giants on the back foot. And with Real boasting the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema - who netted twice against Eibar on Saturday - Napoli are certainly going to have to weather a storm or two. The Belgian forward is in superb form with 16 goals in his last 15 appearances. Ex-Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina is fresh from a fantastic 94th minute finger tip save that he deflected on to the crossbar to preserve that victory at Roma.
Simon Burnton. Tue 7 Mar We just had to be solid, be patient and wait for our moment, and that happened. They were going to come after us and try to get their fans behind them. We tried to deal with it as best we could. Obviously we could have been a bit better, but we knew we would get chances in the end, and thankfully we took them.
Please refresh the page and retry. The Serie A side, trailing from the first leg of the round of 16 tie, looked more than capable of overturning the deficit as they dominated the first half and took the lead through Dries Mertens in the 24th minute. He repeated the trick six minutes later, although the ball took a deflection off Mertens and was given by UEFA as an own goal to the Belgian. Alvaro Morata added another goal for Real in stoppage time to complete a aggregate win which sent the Spanish side through to their seventh successive Champions League quarter-final. H ard lines on Napoli, who gave it everything in the first half and were roared on by magnificent support.
Ramos the hero as Real Madrid beat Napoli to reach quarters
Real Madrid 3-1 Napoli All Goals and Highlights ENGLISH COMMENTARY 15/02/2017 - HD