European Champions League

Napoli 1 - Real Madrid 3

Napoli: Reina; Hysaj, Raúl Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam; Allan (Marko Rog 56’), Diawara, Hamsik (Zielinski 75’); Callejón, Mertens, Insigne (Milik 70’). 4-3-3.
Madrid: Keylor Navas; Dani Carvajal, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo; Modric (Isco 80‘), Casemiro, Kroos; Bale (Lucas Vázquez 68’), Benzema (Morata 77’), Ronaldo. 4-3-3.

1-0. 24. Mertens. Picked up Hamsik pass and struck angled shot across Navas.
1-1. 51. Sergio Ramos. Angled near post header across Reina from Kroos corner.
1-2. 57. Mertens (own goal). Deflected in Ramos header following Kroos corner.
1-3. Morata. Fired rebound back in to net after Reina saved shot from Ronaldo.

Yellow cards: Allan 55’, Diawara 89’.

Defending champions Real Madrid are through to the quarter finals for the seventh year in a row after a 1-3 victory at Napoli on Tuesday night. A strike by Mertens midway through the first half took the Italian side to within a goal of turning things around though, and although Ronaldo hit the post at the other end, Mertens did the same soon afterwards. However two headed goals by Sergio Ramos from Kroos corners early on in the second half (the second attributed to a Mertens own goal), put the game beyond the reach of the locals, and Morata wrapped things up in injury time after Reina could only block a shot from Ronaldo.