Napoli beats Milan 2-1. HIGHLIGHTS

MILANO. Napoli beat Milan to win 2-1.

Napoli beats Milan 2-1. HIGHLIGHTS

MILANO. Napoli beat Milan to win 2-1. All goals were scored in the second half.​ It was Napoli to strike first with a penalty of M. Politano at the 55′. Then it was a goal in the 69′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, G. Simeone gave the win to Napoli in the 78′ minute with a goal.

The match was played at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milano on Sunday and it started at 8:45 pm local time. The referee was Maurizio Mariani with the assistance of Fabiano Preti and Alessio Berti. The 4th official was Federico Dionisi. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant at 17.8 degrees Celsius or 63.99 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 53%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 51 Ball Possession 49
Shots
  • 19 Total 8
  • 5 On Target 4
  • 14 Off Target 4
  • 5 Shots blocked 2
  • 97 Attack 102
  • 71 Dangerous attack 66
  • 80 Ball safe​ 79
  • 0 Penalties 1
  • 9 Corners 4
Fouls
  • 18 Total 11
  • 4 Yellow Cards 3
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 5 Substitutions 5

Ball possession

The ball possession was not so different. Milan was in possession of the ball for 51% of the time vs. Napoli that controlled the ball for 49% of the time.

Attitude and shots

Milan was putting more pressure with 71 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 5 were on target. Anyhow, Napoli succeeded in find the solution to win this match.​

Milan shot 19 times, 5 on target, 14 off target. On the other side, Napoli shot 8 times, 4 on target, 4 off target.

Cards

Milan received 4 yellow cards (S. Kjaer, D. Calabria, R. Krunic and F. Tomori). On the opposite side, Napoli received 3 yellow cards (A. Rrahmani, G. Simeone and A. Zerbin).

Match Timeline

S. Kjaer- Yellow
18'
D. Calabria- Yellow
45'
P. Kalulu- sub ->S. Kjaer
46'
S. Dest- sub ->D. Calabria
46'
R. Krunic- Yellow
53'
55'
M. Politano(penalty)
63'
A. Rrahmani- Yellow
B. Diaz- sub ->R. Krunic
66'
J. Messias- sub ->A. Saelemaekers
66'
66'
G. Simeone- sub ->G. Raspadori
66'
A. Zerbin- sub ->M. Politano
O. Giroud(goal)T. Hernandez
69'
70'
G. Simeone- Yellow
F. Tomori- Yellow
74'
78'
G. Simeone(goal)M. Rui
Y. Adli- sub ->C. De Ketelaere
82'
87'
T. Ndombele- sub ->K. Kvaratskhelia
87'
E. Elmas- sub ->P. Zielinski
87'
A. Zerbin- Yellow
90'
M. Olivera- sub ->M. Rui

Standings

After this match, Milan will stay with 14 points like Lazio to sit in the 5th place. On the opposite side, Napoli will have 17 points like Atalanta to hold in the 1st place.

Next matches

In the next match in the Serie A, Milan will host Juventus on the 8th of October with a 21-9 head to head record in favor of Juventus (10 draws).

Napoli will host Torino on the 1st of October with a 14-4 head to head in favor of Napoli (6 draws).

Milan – Formation

Milan
G
M. Maignan 16.France
6.3
D
S. Kjær 24.Denmark
6.2
46' 18'
D
D. Calabria 2.Italy
6.8
46' 45'
D
F. Tomori 23.England
6.7
74'
D
T. Hernández 19.France
7.1
M
R. Krunić 33.Bosnia and Herzegovina
6.9
66' 53'
M
I. Bennacer 4.Algeria
7.7
M
A. Saelemaekers 56.Belgium
6.5
66'
M
S. Tonali 8.Italy
7.2
M
C. De Ketelaere 90.Belgium
6.2
82'
F
O. Giroud 9.France
8.6
Goals69'
Substitutes
G
A. Tătărușanu 1.Romania
G
A. Mirante 83.Italy
D
M. Gabbia 46.Italy
D
F. Ballo 5.France
D
S. Dest 21.USA
5.8
46'
D
P. Kalulu 20.France
6.8
46'
D
M. Thiaw 28.Germany
M
A. Vranckx 40.Belgium
M
T. Bakayoko 14.France
M
T. Pobega 32.Italy
M
Y. Adli 7.France
7.3
82'
M
B. Diaz 10.Spain
6.1
66'
F
M. Lazetić 22.Serbia
F
J. Messias 30.Brazil
6.8
66'

Milan started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Stefano Pioli decided to play with the following team: Mike Maignan (6.3), Davide Calabria (6.8), Simon Kjær (6.2), Fikayo Tomori (6.7), Theo Hernández (7.1), Ismaël Bennacer (7.7), Sandro Tonali (7.2), Alexis Saelemaekers (6.5), Charles De Ketelaere (6.2), Rade Krunić (6.9) and Olivier Giroud (8.6).

The home team had on the bench: Matteo Gabbia, Fodé Ballo-Touré, Aster Vranckx, Marko Lazetić, Tiemoué Bakayoko, Sergiño Dest (5.8), Pierre Kalulu (6.8), Ciprian Tătărușanu, Tommaso Pobega, Junior Messias (6.8), Yacine Adli (7.3), Malick Thiaw, Antonio Mirante and Brahim Díaz (6.1).

Substitutions

Milan made 5 changes: S. Kjaer for P. Kalulu (46′), D. Calabria for S. Dest (46′), R. Krunic for B. Diaz (66′), A. Saelemaekers for J. Messias (66′) and C. De Ketelaere for Y. Adli (82′).

Best player: Olivier Giroud​

Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Milan was Olivier Giroud.

His rating is (8.6) with 1 goal, 25 passes (84% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 10 duels out of 18. He hit the woodwork once times.

Napoli – Formation

Napoli
G
A. Meret 1.Italy
7.1
D
Mário Rui 6.Portugal
7.1
90'
D
G. Di Lorenzo 22.Italy
6.6
D
A. Rrahmani 13.Kosovo
7.1
63'
D
M. Kim 3.Korea Republic
7.4
M
P. Zieliński 20.Poland
6.5
87'
M
S. Lobotka 68.Slovakia
7.3
M
A. Zambo Anguissa 99.Cameroon
6.8
F
M. Politano 21.Italy
7.2
66' Goals55'
F
K. Kvaratskhelia 77.Georgia
6.8
87'
F
G. Raspadori 81.Italy
6.4
66'
Substitutes
G
S. Sirigu 30.Italy
G
D. Marfella 12.Italy
D
A. Zanoli 59.Italy
D
M. Olivera 17.Uruguay
90'
D
L. Östigard 55.Norway
D
Juan Jesus 5.Brazil
M
E. Elmas 7.North Macedonia
6.8
87'
M
T. Ndombélé 91.France
6.6
87'
M
G. Gaetano 70.Italy
F
H. Lozano 11.Mexico
F
G. Simeone 18.Argentina
7.3
66' 70' Goals78'
F
A. Zerbin 23.Italy
6.8
66' 87'

Napoli started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

Luciano Spalletti played with: Alex Meret (7.1), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (6.6), Amir Rrahmani (7.1), Min-jae Kim (7.4), Mário Rui (7.1), André Zambo Anguissa (6.8), Stanislav Lobotka (7.3), Piotr Zieliński (6.5), Matteo Politano (7.2), Giacomo Raspadori (6.4) and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (6.8).

The following players were sitting on the bench: Tanguy Ndombélé (6.6), Leo Østigård, Gianluca Gaetano, Juan Jesus, Alessandro Zanoli, Salvatore Sirigu, Davide Marfella, Hirving Lozano, Mathías Olivera, Giovanni Simeone (7.3), Alessio Zerbin (6.8) and Eljif Elmas (6.8).

Napoli could not rely on the presence of A. Zerbin (injured).

Substitutions

Napoli made 5 changes: M. Politano for A. Zerbin (66′), G. Raspadori for G. Simeone (66′), K. Kvaratskhelia for T. Ndombele (87′), P. Zielinski for E. Elmas (87′) and M. Rui for M. Olivera (90′).

Best player: Min-jae Kim​

Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Napoli was Min-jae Kim even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.4) with 41 passes (78% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 14.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Serie A.​