Sons of two Argentina team-mates score for Real Madrid and Napoli against each other as they make their own way in game

TWO Argentines did their fathers proud as Real Madrid beat Napoli 4-2 in the Champions League.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side came from behind to secure three points and maintain their 100 per cent record in Europe.

Diego Simeone’s son Giovanni celebrates opening the scoring at the BernabeuGetty

Nico Paz, son of former Argentina star Pablo, scored his first Real Madrid goalRex

But they got off to a nightmare start when Giovanni Simeone, son of former Argentina star Diego, tapped in from close range despite the best efforts of goalkeeper Andriy Lunin.

Diego Simeone, who manages Atletico Madrid, won 108 caps for Argentina and was the victim of David Beckham’s infamous 1998 World Cup kick, which saw the England star red-carded.

Real equalised through Rodrygo before Jude Bellingham headed his side in front to take his tally to 14 goals in 15 games for Los Blancos.

Napoli then restored parity and the match appeared to be heading towards a draw before the hosts showed their quality.

Another Argentina, youngster Nico Paz picked up the ball midway through Napoli’s half, turned brilliantly and then unleashed a rocket from distance.

Goalkeeper Alex Meret could have done better as he palmed the ball into the net to spark a mad celebration from Paz.

It was his first goal for Real in just his fourth appearance for the Spanish giants.

His father Pablo Paz, who played alongside Simeone for Argentina in the 1990s, would have watched on with pride.


Real have topped their Champions League group and are one of the favourites to win the competition.

Elsehwere Manchester United are on the brink of elimination after drawing 3-3 with Galatasaray, while Arsenal won their group by thrashing Lens 6-0.