Real Madrid beat Napoli 1-0 in Champions League semi-final
Real Madrid won 2-1 on aggregate at Napoli in the Europa League semi final after a late equaliser.
The hosts, who had a goal disallowed in the first leg after a challenge from Real Madrid defender Fabio Quagliarella, took the lead through Diego Lopez in the 73rd minute.
The Nerazzurri, who have won the Europa Leagues in each of the last three seasons, then hit the woodwork in the second half when Diego Alves scored from close range.
Napoli’s Alessandro Matri scored the decisive second and Gonzalo Higuain was sent off for a second bookable offence.
Article Continued BelowArticle Continued BELOWThe draw means Napoli will face the winner of Juventus and Napoli’s rivals AC Milan in the quarter-finals of the Europa league on Wednesday.
The Serie A champions have won five straight league games, with Napoli only losing once in their last six matches.
In the last 16, Real Madrid defeated AC Milan 4-1 in the semi-finals last season.