Casemiro: My goal no fluke!

Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro claims his wonder strike against Napoli came as no surprise to him. “It’s something I try a lot.”

Casemiro killed off Napoli’s hopes of a comeback in the second half as he sent a first-time volley past Pepe Reina from 30 yards out, but the Brazilian insists everything is still to play for in the second leg.

“We knew it’d be difficult because our opponents play good football,” he said after the game.

“My goal? It’s something that I try a lot, especially because I must take advantage of my runs forward.

“It’s important that we overcame a great team, but our lead isn’t enough for the return leg. They’ve shown that they’re very dangerous.”

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