Team news: Napoli were without Alex Meret, Faouzi Ghoulam, Fabián Ruiz, Amin Younes. Milan had to do without the suspended Hakan Calhanoglu, as well as without Alessandro Plizzari, Andrea Conti, Ivan Strinić, Cristian Zapata and Riccardo Montolivo. Kickoff time was 20:30 CEST.

Goals: Bonaventura (14′), Calabria (49′), Zieliński (53′, 67′), Mertens (80′)

S.S.C Napoli (4-3-3) – Carlo Ancelotti
David Ospina; Elseid Hysaj, Raúl Albiol, Kalidou Koulibaly, Mário Rui (73′ Sebastiano Luperto); Allan, Marek Hamšík (63′ Dries Mertens), Piotr Zieliński (72′ Amadou Diawara); José Callejón, Arkadiusz Milik, Lorenzo Insigne.
Unused: Marfella, Karnezis, Malcuit, Verdi, Ounas, Maksimovic, Chiriches, Rog.

AC Milan (4-3-3) – Gennaro Gattuso
Gianluigi Donnarumma; Davide Calabria, Mateo Musacchio, Alessio Romagnoli, Ricardo Rodriguez; Franck Kessié, Lucas Biglia (58′ Tiémoué Bakayoko), Giacomo Bonaventura (81′ Patrick Cutrone); Suso, Gonzalo Higuain, Fabio Borini (70′ Diego Laxalt).
Unused: Reina, A. Donnarumma, Mauri, Castillejo, Bertolacci, Abate, Caldara, Simić, Halilović.

Referee: Paolo Valeri.

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Kourosh

Calabria and Biglia are the weaker players thus far, Romagnoli and Kessie are playing well.

We have the right approach to this game but must be quicker on the break in the second half. We can score on the counter. Castillejo and Bayakoyo will definitely help if we can keep it at 1-0 in the second half.

Jibola

Biglia is as slow as snail, oh my world! Calabria was awful and Borini did well against all odds. Donna has been so confident.

Lets hope we bring home at least 1 point regardless how poor we look but honestly its hard to sit and watch. Napoli pressing has been causing us all kinds of problems.

Milan10

Sheva the troll: boateng’s volley’s the best, better than zidane’s and san marco’s
Bonad10nho: lol hold my beer

Calm down

Although we are leading and not allowing Napoli anything but the ball movement is to slow especially when Biglia is in possession and we are making to many passes at the back with little effort moving forward.

I appreciate that they are showing no fear to pass to ball around in the box under pressure, that’s actually the type of football I like, but I think we can make more damage to the opponent with a bit of forward passing.

Great pass by Suso leading to a Borini assist for a beautiful by Bona. Forza Milan.

Precious Osaro

am i watching the right match

Ink

That was absolutely beautiful.

Sheva

Update: Calabria is sooo good as a wing-back, Borini still trash haha

Martin Bernhard

Napoli 0 – 2 ac milan , Calabria

Milanellofm

What a goal and what a ball from biglia!! Lets go don’t stop!!!

Nesta1

Goooalllll napoli 0 Milan 2!

Daryoh

Perfect finish from calabria

Faceless

Goooooal !!!!!!!

Nesta1

How are we playing better than last season?not watching but keeping up on flash score

Martin Bernhard

Rai Italia link http://handrefut.blogspot.com/p/ch04.html#m1a

unfortunately 1-2 now

Ink

Ugh Biglia

RK

Biglia has been poor but that was mussachio’s pass that caused the pressure

Milanellofm

And there’s the gift. U see. We cause goals from our own self

O'GABB'S

Is Biglia suffering from partial paralysis?

Precious Osaro

Higuian is getting pissed with the service

nick

What the hell is Milan doing??what have they been working on all summer and why are we forcing playing out from the back every time? wtf!

It feels like Montella all over again!

Precious Osaro

what did i say ?..its now 2-2..next we are going to lose 3-2, milk’s goal..though this is a student against master.. napoli’s formation switch killed it

nick

Donnarumma sucks big time. Really wish we sold him this summer.

Ink

That my friend, was a precision strike.
It is a wonder that Donna even got a touch there.
Reina wouldn’t have even got a touch.
Appreciate a good strike.
In fact all four goals today, have been brilliant. No talking point for keepers.

Naz

No Ink your wrong Donna is at fault for first two along with Gattuso, and here’s why Donna is totally shit at playing out from the back and every time he has he’s put us under pressure, he started that shit which led to there first goal with a bad pass He’s at fault for the second because he flapped at the cross first time and was then in the middle of nowhere when the shot came in Its Gattuso fault because when we are 2 nil up he should of told them to take no chances and NOT play… Read more »

Milan10

Supermaneuer wouldve caught that no problem like he caught reus’ free kick

Milanellofm

Milan have no fuel left in the tank they look tired. Napoli now going all out

Emmy Apache

Please Milan is still not back yet.
Gattuso is not quality coach at all
What is the difference between Biliga and Montolivo? Why is Gattuso making fool of his hatred on Montolivo ?

Milan10

Can somebody please tell me how the fvck was that not a foul on pipita?

Milanista121

Valeri, nuff said. He hates Milan. So many 50/50s, and 60/40s and even 70/30 in our benefit that weren’t free kicks, but hey, that’s Valeri for you! Surprised he didnt gift Napoli the penalty when Rui fouled Calabria, he knew VAR would’ve intervened anyways probably. Hate to blame the ref, especially when we lose the way we did now, but most of the times when Valeri referees, we lose. No wonder when he doesnt give us free kicks and allow the others momentum.

Milan10

It was actually a rhetorical question mate but u explained the exact reason very well haha

Baresis Dream

We’re so soft on the back, man …
Higuain is a superstar, but getting no service.

Rex

Somehow I do felt like I’m on Napoli’s blog here given how much negative comments toward Milan own players..
Even when we were ahead!

Willy_Milano

I have said this over again Gigio isn’t a top goal keeper and Gattuso needs the balls to drop him now!!

Pele80

Nonsense!

Precious Osaro

what did i say 3-2 right..now thats the last goal of the day.. what do u expect when we are playing like this is a friendly

Ink

Sub in Cutrone now lol.
Cannot, simply cannot let Mertens get in there without any obstacle.

Sheva

Sorry Rino this is maybe in the affect of how pissed I am but you are garbadge too as a coach, still reapect you as a playing legend.

yourBoss

Need to push more men forward when attacking Higuain can’t do it all on his own

RK

So now we have to pray for a draw, when we should have been holding on for a win. Ffs

misund

Thanks to the referee we are losing. No doubt.

C

No you cant blame it on the ref no matter how bad he has been Milan stopped playing that is why

misund

Well when you get every decision against you frustration accure. Once you get frustrated you stop playing with composure. 10-15 min of the game would have been spent on freekicks if he did what was right. The picture of the game would be different if they was not allowed to get away with everything. And Napoli would have been the one frustrated.

Milanista121

both yes and no, we threw away this match when Musa played that stupid pass to Biglia, but as you said, the ref isnt helping by not giving us a single free kick it feels, and thus not allowing us to take a breather and lets napoli bombard us and keep their momentum. valeri is known as a Milan hater. always dubious calls when it comes to milan.

C

Man im regretting i even put on this match what an embaressment seriously 0-2 only to lose it to 3-2 in less than a half

dejan10

#metoo

yourBoss

OMG

nick

Milan look like Montella’s old Milan. Smh. Looking shaky and foolish playing out from the back.

Dindudre

I kept hoping we would sign an RB in the offseason cos I was very very sure we can’t depend on Calabria and boy was I right ?? That 3rd goal should never have happened if Calabria covered his position and man well enough. Gattuso is being thought how to coach right here. Smh. Was up by 2 and 3 goals scored in the 2nd half ??? I’m just very disappointed. Smh

Niels8

Could someone tell me Kessie’s role on the pitch today?
No hard press, no great passing, no dribbling..

Precious Osaro

final prediction, gattuso will be fired by game 5.. his a good motivator but a horrible coach

JOHN THE BAPTIST

Fuck Gattuso, you are a legend but fuck you, we are losing because of your stupid tactics, always playing from the back even when under pressure, and obviously we can’t play this system.
Biglia was awful yet you left him till he gave Napoli life.
Blowing a two goal lead is not acceptable, fuck you, somebody help me give Conte a call, this fool gotta leave Milan fast, grinta my foot.

Ink

The difference between Milan and Napoli?
Pace. The speed of transition. The pace in the wings.
Will face the same problem against all fast teams.

Mertens, Insigne, Callejon, Rui
This is like Liverpool of Serie A.

Iheanyi

And am through with this season already. The boy can’t coach. Even at 2goals up I wasn’t confident. It’s not just about wining this match but rather having a wining pattern to take u all thru the season. We were just fortunate to have those 2goals.it could have ended 8-2 if napoli took there chances. New season same old story

Baresis Dream

Hate to admit this, but Ancelotti is schooling Gatusso like it’s the late 90s – especially with the subs.

Sheva

Calabria can’t defend for life. Absolutely destroyed by Insigne or anybody who wondered on that right flank.

dejan10

Just as I feared Gattuso the genius snatches defeat from the jaws of victory… I wonder if Zieliński and Insigne running rings around us for the best part of 90 minutes will ring any alarm bells in optimists’ heads.

Ben

Forgot how depressing this team was…

Milanellofm

Lmaooo what did I say was going to happen, I nailed it. One game in against napoli, fans start blaming the players, the coach, Leonardo and Maldini. Our first game against napoli who’s played two. I said that’d be a big factor. One game in and I have to hear the same old story. Gattuso like montella bla bla, we brought in the wrong players bla bla. To be honest, milan did better than I thought they would have. Which made it so much harder that we lost. I must say being up by 2 and losing in the second… Read more »

JOHN THE BAPTIST

Hi, if you are content with this performance, then I’m sorry I have nothing to tell you.
As far as I’m concerned, I don’t celebrate mediocrity, if he gets it right tomorrow we will be here to sing his praise, but for this match, I’m out for his jugular.

Milanellofm

Who’s content? What I’ve pointed out is how the fans are and I predicted it. We’re not playing Genoa here we’re playing napoli. I wasn’t expecting to be 2:0 up so losing makes it that much worse. I can’t stress enough that our first game in serie a in napoli would be different compared to going into napoli with a win. Now we lose and all of a sudden the critics are back out blaming anything they can. I put full blame on gattuso, does that make me think he’s bad and want him gone? No. Biglia never had a… Read more »

JOHN THE BAPTIST

Sassuolo played Inter Milan in their first game, I don’t think I need to tell you the result.
They defended a goal lead like their lives depended on it, and I never hear them say “grinta”.
Since the days of Montella, it’s been from one excuse to the other, we loose even when we play well, it has become a norm, and honestly I’m pissed off.

Dindudre

We CANNOT, I repeat, We WILL not go anywhere with Gattuso in charge. Mark my words! I said Conte will be the best coach for the new project but everybody was busy being sentimental cos Gattuso played for Milan. That’s so crazy. I hate watching his play style. I hate it so much. Smh

Ink

Negatives – Biglia, Calabria, Midfield, Defense, Attack
Positive – Err… teamwork?
Caldara should start next match.
And this midfield will always keep Higuiain isolated.

filipo

Terrible performance…why play out from defence @ 2-0 up…..and we had already made some mistakes earlier….i think Gattuso can motivate but is not a tactician yet