NAPOLI CAN FIGHT BACK AT HOME AGAINST MADRID-MERTENS

Dries Mertens rued missing the chance that would have seen Napoli lose by just one goal at Real Madird, but is adamant all is still to play for in their Champions League last-16 tie.

Napoli took an early lead through Lorenzo Insigne’s superb effort, but goals from Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos and Casemiro – whose effort was equally stunning – gave Madrid a 3-1 victory at Santiago Bernabeu.

“After going 1-0 up we couldn’t keep hold of the lead,” he told Mediaset Premium.

“Unfortunately I missed the chance to make it 3-2 from the Jose Callejon assist. We lost against a strong side, we needed to give more, but there’s another match to go and we will give our all.

“In the opening stages we did so well, played our game and we had chances to score more goals, so I don’t think we did badly.

“We have to see how the second leg goes.”

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