AC Milan vs Napoli took place on Monday (20.12.2021) in the early morning WIB in San Siro. The Rossoneri had to retire after a goal from Eljif Elmas.
Milan actually scored a goal at the end of the game. The referee canceled Franck Kessie’s goal after checking it via VAR.
As a result of this defeat, Milan slipped to third place in the Italian league with 39 points, four points behind Inter Milan at the top. Napoli are in second place with the same points but are superior due to the goal difference.
The course of the game
Napoli scored a quick goal in the fifth minute. Eljif Elmas’ header from a corner successfully tore the goal from Mike Maignan.
Partenopie did not let up the pressure despite the 1-0 lead. Milan’s defense was threatened again in the eighth minute after a corner kick by a header from Amir Rrahmani and a shot from André-Frank Zambo Anguissa.
Milan were threatening after the game had run for more than 15 minutes. Zlatan Ibrahimovic tried twice to head through the Napoli goal but failed to get the ball into the net from a corner.
Napoli began harassing Milan again in the last five minutes before the break. There were four attempts by Luciano Spalletti’s team but none of them resulted in a goal.
Milan started the second half quite well. The first shot on goal by the Rossoneri came in the 48th minute by Zlatan Ibrahimovic and a minute later by a long-range shot by Junior Messias, but neither had scored.
Napoli threatened in the 51st minute. Amir Rrahmani took a corner kick but failed to score as the ball was still secured by Maignan.
Until the game is over for an hour, Milan looks lost looking for an equalizer. All the efforts of Stefano Pioli’s troops never led to one goal.
Ibrahimovic could not use a bad game against Napoli in the 84th minute. When the ball fell at his feet, Ibra couldn’t even control the ball well, even though the distance to the goal was very close.
Milan had scored in the 90th minute through Franck Kessie, who took advantage of the chaos in the Napoli penalty area. VAR then canceled the goal because it smelled like offside.
Milan couldn’t score in the remaining time. As a result, Naples emerged victorious.
AC Mailand: Mika Maignan; Alessio Romagnoli, Fikayo Tomori, Fode Ballo-Toure, Alessandro Florenzi, Brahim Diaz, Franck Kessie, Sandro Tonali, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Rade Krunic, Junior Messias.
Neapel: David Ospina; Juan Jesus, Amir Rrahmani, Kevin Malcuit, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Piotr Zielinski, Diego Demme, Zambo Anguissa, Andrea Petagna, Eljif Elmas, Hirving Lozano.
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