Real Madrid battle back to beat Napoli

Ramos gestures to the Madrid fans after Saturday's victory over Osasuna

Madrid appeared to be set for a 1-0 defeat at the hands of city rivals Atletico in the Champions League final at the Estadio Da Luz, only for Ramos to come to the rescue and net a 93rd-minute goal to send the showpiece to extra time.

Lorenzo Insigne gave the Italians an early lead but Karim Benzema equalised in the 18th minute, before Toni Kroos and Casemiro both scored early in the second half for the holders.

Napoli will host the second leg on 7 March, in Italy.

From here Real began to fully exert their weight on the match, with Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo missing great chances, leaving the visitors to go in level at the break.

Wow. That's just an unbelievably ideal shot from a guy who has totaled just three goals for Real since 2013. It was soon 3-1 when Casemiro smashed a 25-yard volley across a helpless Pepe Reina and into the far corner.

Playing in the last 16 for only the second time, Napoli was one game short of matching its unbeaten record of 19 matches in all competitions.

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It wasn't even so much that they were ready for Real Madrid, it was nearly as though Napoli didn't care that they were playing Real Madrid. We're going step by step and game by game.

Insigne was fed through on goal by Marek Hamsik and spotted Real keeper Navas out of position.

From there on it was mostly one-way traffic through the first half.

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has resisted the temptation to rush back a fit-again Gareth Bale their Champions League clash today against an on-form Napoli backed by Diego Maradona. "We hope to keep getting results and achieving our objectives, which after all is what determines a coach's stay at a club". Casemiro's goal came from utilizing a bubble of space Napoli were consistently leaving in front of the defense, but even then it required an absurd finish for him to score.

Mertens leads the betting for Napoli along with Arkadiusz Milik, and the Polish striker, who is returning from a serious injury, is offered at the same price.

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