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Lorenzo Insigne opens the Champions League scoring against Real Madrid in fantastic fashion

This is an away goal to treasure.

SSC Napoli v Genoa CFC - Serie A Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images

Napoli’s start to their match against Real Madrid was slightly nervy and exposed at times — and then Marek Hamsik sent a ball up to Lorenzo Insigne between the center backs and he did this.

LORENZO INSIGNE IS A TINY GOD OF FOOTBALL AND YOU CANNOT STOP HIM.

Ahem.

It was a beautiful response for Napoli and one that will be treasured for a long time. More than that, though, it highlighted just how good Insigne can be — few players have the vision to catch Navas out like that, then have the touch, patience, confidence, and sheer skill to take Hamsik’s ball first time and do that with it.

If there was any doubt left in Aurelio De Laurentiis’ mind that Insigne needs to be re-signed and paid very, very well, because he is worth every euro.