Ronaldo in longest ever Champions League goal drought for Real Madrid

Ronaldo in longest ever Champions League goal drought for Real Madrid

Two of those goals came just minutes into the second half, but the overall performance of both teams was excellent, setting up a huge and important second leg back in Italy. Ramos also looked to struggle to keep up with Insigne during Napoli's opening goal.

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.

Toni Kroos put Real Madrid in front en route to a 3-1 win over Napoli on Wednesday.

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos could ditch his number four shirt for 93 in the final season of his career as a tribute to the stoppage-time goal that helped the Spanish giants win La Decima in 2013-14.

Napoli took a surprise lead through Lorenzo Insigne, who was played through by Hamsik, before brazenly whipping the ball around a questionably-positioned Keylor Navas from outside the area.

Napoli thought they pulled a goal back through Callejon, who slid home Mertens' ball back across goal, but the winger was a yard offside.

Casemiro tried his luck from distance once again in the 66th minute, but this time the Brazilian midfielder's effort was wide of the post, before Mertens curled one over the crossbar down the other end after a smart set-up from Callejon. We're going step by step and game by game.

The Portuguese has scored 34 in 38 fixtures for Real in knockout games in the competition, but he was unable to build on that when the reigning champions took on Napoli on Wednesday. The result? Two goals in the first ten minutes of the half to blow the match wide open. Real Madrid have been eliminated in seven of their last eight ties with clubs from the peninsula in the European Cup or Champions League in the knock out stages; the only exception was against Roma in last season's round of 16. "Now we have the return leg at the San Paolo Stadium and I'm sure that we will fight even more".

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