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%.
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.
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).
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.
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 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, Davide Calabria , Simon Kjær , Fikayo Tomori , Theo Hernández , Ismaël Bennacer , Sandro Tonali , Alexis Saelemaekers , Charles De Ketelaere , Rade Krunić and Olivier Giroud .
The home team had on the bench: Matteo Gabbia, Fodé Ballo-Touré, Aster Vranckx, Marko Lazetić, Tiemoué Bakayoko, Sergiño Dest, Pierre Kalulu , Ciprian Tătărușanu, Tommaso Pobega, Junior Messias , Yacine Adli , Malick Thiaw, Antonio Mirante and Brahim Díaz .
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 iswith 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 started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Luciano Spalletti played with: Alex Meret, Giovanni Di Lorenzo , Amir Rrahmani , Min-jae Kim , Mário Rui , André Zambo Anguissa , Stanislav Lobotka , Piotr Zieliński , Matteo Politano , Giacomo Raspadori and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Tanguy Ndombélé, Leo Østigård, Gianluca Gaetano, Juan Jesus, Alessandro Zanoli, Salvatore Sirigu, Davide Marfella, Hirving Lozano, Mathías Olivera, Giovanni Simeone , Alessio Zerbin and Eljif Elmas .
Napoli could not rely on the presence of A. Zerbin (injured).
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 iswith 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.