Real Madrid were the firm favourites to advance to the Champions League quarter-finals after drawing Napoli in the Round of 16, but it was the Italians who took first blood at the Bernabeu this evening.
Zinedine Zidane deployed his strongest available XI - the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Sergio Ramos all started - but Lorenzo Insigne gave the visitors a shock 1-0 lead in the eighth minute.
The diminutive Italian winger scored from 40 yards; however, Madrid’s goalkeeper Keylor Navas really should have done a lot better to prevent the goal. (Scroll down to the watch the video).
Insigne made a run through the middle of the pitch, between Dani Carvajal and Ramos, and was picked out by Marek Hamsik.
The 25-year-old spotted Navas off his line and produced an audacious first-time finish past the Costa Rica international.
Video: Insigne scores from 40 yards v Real Madrid
Pretty embarrassing goalkeeping by Navas…
Reaction on Twitter
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