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Real Madrid striker Joselu apologises after scoring against Napoli in Champions League

Josh Lawless

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Real Madrid striker Joselu apologises after scoring against Napoli in Champions League

Real Madrid striker Joselu apologised to fans at the Santiago Bernabeu after scoring in the win against Napoli.

Real were 1-0 down early on against the Serie A champions after Giovanni Simeone's trip but lead at the break through goals from Rodrygo Goes and Jude Bellingham, the latter scoring his 15th goal in 16 games for Los Blancos.

Napoli levelled matters two minutes into the second half courtesy of former Fulham midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa.

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But Real were back ahead in the 84th minute after 19-year-old Argentine youngster Nico Paz came off the bench to pop up.

Joselu, another substitute, sealed the win in stoppage time. Yet the former Newcastle and Stoke man's actions after scoring were surprising to say the least.

While you might have thought the Spaniard would have been utterly elated after finding the net, he proceeded to do a praying gesture towards the fans.


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It appeared to be an apology of sorts from Joselu, who was well aware that he had missed some chances beforehand.

Bellingham, the man who assisted him with a lovely outside of the boot cross, showed his class by pushing Joselu towards the supporters behind the goal for a special ovation.

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The 33-year-old was then mobbed by his teammates, who were quite clearly delighted for him.

Joselu is in his second spell with Real, having scored in his two appearances back in 2011.

He was prolific for the club's Castilla outfit and eventually played in the Bundesliga for the likes of Hoffenheim, Eintracht Frankfurt and Hannover before Stoke came coming.

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He hit 36 goals for Alaves before scoring 17 in 37 during a solitary season with Espanyol, who were relegated to the second tier.

He was brought in on loan as a replacement for Karim Benzema, with Real having the option to purchase him outright at the end of the season.

He's scored six times in 18 appearances in all competitions.

Featured Image Credit: TNT Sports

Topics: Real Madrid, Jude Bellingham

Josh Lawless
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