Real Madrid clinched the top spot in Champions League Group C with a 4-2 victory against Napoli on Wednesday evening.
Despite an early scare from Giovanni Simeone, who tapped in for Napoli, Real Madrid swiftly turned the game around. Rodrygo and Jude Bellingham scored for the Spanish side, giving them a one-goal lead at halftime.
The second half saw Frank-Andre Zambo Anguissa leveling the score with a powerful shot, but late goals from Nicolas Paz and Joselu secured all three points for Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.
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Real Madrid had already secured qualification for the knockout stages but needed to avoid defeat against Napoli to guarantee top spot in Group C with a game to spare. However, the visitors took an early lead at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Simeone scoring after nine minutes.
The lead lasted only a minute as Rodrygo equalized with an exquisite goal. Bellingham then powered a header into the net, giving Madrid a deserved lead. Napoli leveled proceedings in the second half through Anguissa’s fierce effort.
Despite Napoli’s efforts, Madrid remained a threat. Paz’s long-range shot somehow slipped through the gloves of Napoli’s goalkeeper, and Joselu secured the victory with a fourth goal. The win ensured that Real Madrid enters the knockout rounds as the top seed.