Serie A: Napoli tops Milan 2-1

MILANO. Napoli bested Milan to win 2-1.

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MILANO. Napoli defeated 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 54′. 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 help of Fabiano Preti and Alessio Berti. The 4th official was Federico Dionisi. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 17.8 degrees Celsius or 63.99 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 53%.​

Match Statistics

The ball possession was identical with both team possessing the ball for 50% of the time.

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Milan was in possession of the ball for 50% of the time vs. Napoli that controlled the ball for 50% of the time.

Milan was more aggressive with 71 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 5 were on target. Nonetheless, Napoli was capable to find the solution to win this match.​

Milan shot 19 times, 5 on target, 14 off target. On the opposite 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 other side, Napoli received 3 yellow cards (A. Rrahmani, G. Simeone and A. Zerbin).

After this match, Milan will stay with 14 points like Napoli and Atalanta to move up in the 5th place. On the opposite side, Napoli will have 14 points like Atalanta and Milan to move up in the 3rd place.

Match Events

  • 18'
    18'

    S. Kjaer

  • 45'
    45'

    D. Calabria

  • 46'
    46'

    P. Kalulu

    S. Kjaer

  • 46'
    46'

    S. Dest

    D. Calabria

  • 53'
    53'

    R. Krunic

  • 54'
    54'

    M. Politano (Penalty)

  • 63'
    63'

    A. Rrahmani

  • 66'
    66'

    B. Diaz

    R. Krunic

  • 66'
    66'

    J. Messias

    A. Saelemaekers

  • 66'
    66'

    G. Simeone

    G. Raspadori

  • 66'
    66'

    A. Zerbin

    M. Politano

  • 69'
    69'

    O. Giroud

    T. Hernandez

  • 71'
    71'

    G. Simeone

  • 74'
    74'

    F. Tomori

  • 78'
    78'

    G. Simeone

    M. Rui

  • 82'
    82'

    Y. Adli

    C. De Ketelaere

  • 87'
    87'

    T. Ndombele

    K. Kvaratskhelia

  • 87'
    87'

    E. Elmas

    P. Zielinski

  • 88'
    88'

    A. Zerbin

  • 90'
    90'

    M. Olivera

    M. Rui

Next match

In the upcoming Serie A match, Milan will play away with Empoli on the 1st of October with a 9-2 head to head in favor of Milan (5 draws).

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

Milan: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Stefano Pioli chose to play with the following team: Mike Maignan (6.3), Davide Calabria (6.8), Simon Kjær (6.4), Fikayo Tomori (6.7), Theo Hernández (6.9), Ismaël Bennacer (7.2), Sandro Tonali (7.2), Alexis Saelemaekers (6.4), Charles De Ketelaere (6.6), Rade Krunić (7.0) and Olivier Giroud (8.3).

Substitutes

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′).

Top player: Olivier Giroud

The player who no doubt impressed Milan the most was Olivier Giroud.

His rating is (8.3) with 1 goal, 23 passes (82% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 17. He hit the woodwork once times.

Napoli: Formation and Lineups

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

On the opposite side, Luciano Spalletti played with: Alex Meret (6.9), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (6.5), Amir Rrahmani (6.9), Min-jae Kim (7.6), Mário Rui (7.3), André Zambo Anguissa (7.0), Stanislav Lobotka (7.1), Piotr Zieliński (6.7), Matteo Politano (7.2), Giacomo Raspadori (6.4) and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (7.0).

Substitutes

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′).

Top player: Min-jae Kim

Probably the most impressive player in Napoli was Min-jae Kim even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.6) with 40 passes (77% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 13.

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