Craig Bellamy believes Manchester City’s win over Napoli was a better achievement than Tottenham’s win over Madrid.
Manchester City and Tottenham cemented their spot at the top of their respective groups with wins over their challengers.
Tottenham beat Madrid 3-1 at Wembley to go top of their group, but Guardiola’s squad came from a goal down to win 4-2 away against Napoli.
“It sounds crazy because it’s Real Madrid and they haven’t lost a group game in five years, but I felt if Man City could go to Naples and win that was a big win,” he said on Sky Sports.
“For me, that was Manchester City’s biggest challenge of the season. Of course they’ve had Chelsea, but look at the form Napoli are in at this present moment.
“Real Madrid are not in great form, but the way Napoli have been playing at this moment, for Man City to go there and win is incredible.
“Napoli are one of the form teams in Europe, a possession-based team.
“I’ve been really impressed with Napoli. Playing-wise in European football they have really impressed me this year, so that is a really good win.
“That’s a really good statement for Pep Guardiola’s team.”