Bellingham on target as Real battle to win at Napoli

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By Bobbie JacksonBBC Sport

Last updated on 19 minutes ago.From the section European Football

Jude Bellingham celebrates in front of his Real Madrid team-matesJude Bellingham has scored in both appearances in the Champions League this season

Jude Bellingham further enhanced his status as Real Madrid's star player, scoring and assisting as they beat Italian champions Napoli at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in the Champions League.

The England midfielder carried the ball from 40 yards out, charged deep into Napoli's defensive third and then proceeded to weave his way through their backline before curling a shot cutely into the bottom right corner to give his side a 2-1 lead at half-time.

Defender Leo Ostigard had earlier put Napoli in front in the 19th minute, reacting quickest to head in after Natan's effort came back off the crossbar, but Vinicius Jr levelled for Real when he was played through on goal by Bellingham.

Napoli came out with intent in the second period and their hard work was rewarded when Piotr Zielinski equalised from the penalty spot.

Referee Clement Turpin did not initially give the penalty when Victor Osimhen's shot was blocked by Nacho Fernandez but, following a video assistant referee check, the French official was told to take another look on the pitch side monitor and he overturned his decision.

Real grabbed the winner with just over 10 minutes left when Federico Valverde's thunderbolt of a shot cannoned off the crossbar and went in via the back of goalkeeper Alex Meret.

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Follow reaction of Napoli's match against Real Madrid and the rest of Tuesday's Champions League action



Formation 4-3-3

1Meret22Di Lorenzo55Østigård3Bernardo de SouzaBooked at 45mins17OliveraSubstituted forMário Ruiat 88'minutes99Zambo AnguissaSubstituted forSimeoneat 88'minutes68LobotkaSubstituted forCajusteat 88'minutes20ZielinskiSubstituted forRaspadoriat 75'minutes21PolitanoSubstituted forElmasat 70'minutes9Osimhen77Kvaratskhelia


6Mário Rui7Elmas14Contini16Idasiak18Simeone23Zerbin24Cajuste29Lindstrøm50D'Avino59Zanoli70Gaetano81Raspadori

Real Madrid

Formation 4-3-1-2

25Arrizabalaga RevueltaBooked at 89mins2Carvajal6Nacho22Rüdiger12CamavingaBooked at 29minsSubstituted forMendyat 64'minutes15Valverde18Tchouaméni5BellinghamBooked at 70mins8KroosSubstituted forModricat 65'minutes11RodrygoSubstituted forJoseluat 75'minutes7Vinícius JúniorSubstituted forCeballosat 84'minutes



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Match ends, Napoli 2, Real Madrid 3.

Second Half ends, Napoli 2, Real Madrid 3.

Attempt saved. Leo Østigård (Napoli) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Victor Osimhen with a headed pass.

Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Giovanni Simeone (Napoli).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Kepa (Real Madrid).

Attempt blocked. Giacomo Raspadori (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.

Attempt blocked. Eljif Elmas (Napoli) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Leo Østigård.

Foul by Dani Ceballos (Real Madrid).

Giovanni Simeone (Napoli) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Kepa (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution, Napoli. Mário Rui replaces Mathías Olivera.

Substitution, Napoli. Giovanni Simeone replaces André-Frank Zambo Anguissa.

Substitution, Napoli. Jens Cajuste replaces Stanislav Lobotka.

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Ferland Mendy.

Substitution, Real Madrid. Dani Ceballos replaces Vinícius Júnior.

Nacho (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Victor Osimhen (Napoli).

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Nacho.

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