Team news: Milan were without the banned Rafael Leão as well as without Alessandro Florenzi, Ante Rebić, Divock Origi and Zlatan Ibrahimović while Napoli had to do without Diego Demme and Victor Osimhen. Kickoff time for Matchday 7 of Serie A was 20:45 CEST.

Goals: Politano (55′ pk), Giroud (69′), Simeone (78′)

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Mike Maignan; Davide Calabria (46′ Sergiño Dest), Simon Kjær (46′ Pierre Kalulu), Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernández; Ismaël Bennacer, Sandro Tonali; Alexis Saelemaekers (66′ Junior Messias), Charles De Ketelaere (82′ Yacine Adli), Rade Krunić (66′ Brahim Díaz); Olivier Giroud.
Unused: Mirante, Tătărușanu; Ballo-Touré, Gabbia, Thiaw; Bakayoko, Pobega, Vranckx; Lazetić.

S.S.C. Napoli (4-3-3) – Luciano Spalletti (suspended, Marco Domenichini in the dug out)
Alex Meret; Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Amir Rrahmani, Kim Min-jae, Mário Rui (91′ Mathías Olivera); André-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Stanislav Lobotka, Piotr Zieliński (87′ Elif Elmas); Matteo Politano (66′ Alessio Zerbin), Giacomo Raspadori (66′ Giovanni Simeone), Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (87′ Tanguy Ndombele).
Unused: Marfella, Sirigu; Juan Jesus, Østigård, Zanoli; Gaetano; Lozano.

Referee: Maurizio Mariani.

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ZionTrain

I will have to trust Mr. Pioli on this team selection. He knows the team best and which players to trust. Forza Milan!

Milancrazyfan

Well , good luck. Lets go for 3 points, especially when shinter and juve slipped.

Realbomax

How long will it take for Rebic to come out of injury? He contribution is needed in times like this when Leao is unavailable.

SJF

Dont love that line up.
Fingers crossed team spirit can prevail

Ronaldinho80

Omg fucking post for fuck sake

Ronaldinho80

Fuck me goal is hanging in the air we are so close

milan4lyf

Damn.. Anyone’s watching Krunic? Dude’s playing the best game of his life so far. Just insane.

milan4lyf

So far Milan Played exceptionally well Keeping Napoli at bay like that. Good job from the boys.

Milanodieci

First 20 minutes were excellent. last 10-15 minutes not so much. Krunic and Saladmaker look great, Kvara already provoced two yellow cards. Dangerous guy.

AC Milan

Krunic was great, Salad was poor as always.

Ronaldinho80

Agree poor decision making and misplaced passes

Rossi

Sala couldnt connect one pass. And he only passes backwards, which makes it even worse.

Coach Seedorf

Been seeing some fans bashing at Origi and calling him a mistake. Well if you must know, I’m one of those fans who have always defended Origi’s arrival and I still do. I’m surely disappointed that injuries have hampered him till now but I still back him to do very well in this team this season. By the grace of God, he will get over his injury and resume fully with us after the international break. 20+ goals is still possible this season if he stays injury free going forward

SJF

Seriously dude, aside from injury he has been poor. Good option as a squad player but he never gonna score 20 goals for anyone, he never has

dan

and that’s the problem. Can he stay fit? His history suggest a big NO. But we can only hope.
I see him like Pato. When healthy they can be great. but they are rarely healthy

Milancrazyfan

End of 1st half. Gotta say no matter the final result im proud of this team.

AC Milan

Now we got 2 yellows on 2 right side defenders. I would sub Cala off and put Salad as RB and put Messias on to attack their right flank. Like attack it heavily to force their main threat 77 to def their left side.

Ronaldinho80

Shit has he hit the ball omg?

Ronaldinho80

Faaaak noooo fucking penalty fuck

Milancrazyfan

VAR stands for Very Asshole Ruling.

Ronaldinho80

Fuck one shot and goal nice.

Ronaldinho80

Next time we need to be more clinical in final third we should have scored three times

Ronaldinho80

We were raping them and somehow we are the one who got fucked that shit is painful

SJF

Our team can dominate but not score. Its a shame, we are really close to being a great team, just a couple of players short

AC Milan

Can we stop play Saladman? He is dreadful to watch.

Ronaldinho80

Cmon guys just dont give up

AC Milan

Finally, salad’s off, we can have some attacks.

Dindudre

A coach that doesn’t know how to take risks. He should have played a 3 man backline but he chose to play his favorite boy Krunic instead.

Milancrazyfan

I hear shinter and juve will be looking for a new coach soon. Time to get your resume ready.

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Milancrazyfan

Damn diaz. Just got in and already created 2 chances.

Ronaldinho80

Diaz and Rebic are deadly from the bench

Ronaldinho80

Olivierrrrrrrr goalllllllll

AC Milan

Thank you Pioli for taking Salad off so Giroud could get a clean chance to score.

Milancrazyfan

Girouuuuuudddddddddddd.great passing between cdk and our 2nd capt.

Ronaldinho80

Cmon guy plese one more

Milancrazyfan

I think giroud being 36 years old is fake news. He is 26.

Milancrazyfan

Watching messias play is like watching a gateway vehicle with a flat tire running away.

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Ronaldinho80

Ajjaja jaj niw we are losing 2 1

Milancrazyfan

Your chance to be a hero tonight adli.

Milancrazyfan

Noooooo that f….. post.

Ronaldinho80

You fucking got to be kidding me another crossbar

Ronaldinho80

Fuck it it is just not our night this things happens

Gbenga AJOSE

I guess we made a big mistake in making Messiar permanent…..the guy is not pleasant to watch at all

Milancrazyfan

Definitely not a deserved loss, but thats the beautiful gane. Good game guys, had plenty of chances. Please pioli work with the guys in set pieces. We suck in corner kicks etc. Defense gotta stay a bit more alert, they are beasts just need a bit more concentration sometimes. Forzzzzaaa milan.

Oluwa Shevy

No regret the management should just renew Leo contract and give him a little pay rise it really shows he didn’t play only Theo functioning on that left flank the right flank need to be fix sala and junior need to go on loan with option to buy we need proper RW it’s just painful the unbeaten run had to end with Napoli but a good game if not for that pk.Milan should have Buried the game first half and giroud sometimes his flicks don’t add up or contribute to team play

SJF

Totally agree man, if we had a good left and right wing, imagine what we could do

ZionTrain

We loss to Napoli at the San Siro last season and we still won the scudetto. They ended our 8 game win streak last season too. So no biggie. Forza Milan!

Gbenga AJOSE

Yes,…we will clash again Hopefully we play with fulll squad..if Rebic was in this match, Napoli would not have won

Jon

We lost cause it wasn’t our night. We did everything right… If Leao was available, I doubt we’d lose tonight. But alright!
I guess we never should’ve slept against Sassuolo.
Finally, I think the right pairing should be Kjær and Tomori or we can introduce a 3 man backline. I hate to say this but teams can tactically penetrate Kalulu and Tomori.

milan4lyf

The result doesn’t reflect how good we played today. It was a good display of football. Obviously the usual suspects disappointed as always.. Saele missing passes awfully.. Brahim losing balls left and right.. Pioli’s awful subs.. But overall, the gameplay of Milan improved A LOT. Two crossbars and FOUR insane, and I mean INSANE saves from Meret.. Luck just wasn’t on our side in this match. This loss doesn’t sting much because we played really well even without Leao. Probably better subs from Pioli may have improved the result. Instead of Diaz, we could’ve sent Adli. But the weaknesses are… Read more »

Rossi

This one is on Pioli. A lot of bad subs. I think we were still the better team but Napoli coached got his subs right and change the game slightly in their favor. Also i think even that Milan has better players this year on paper, they were actually better last season since they were more motivated. I noticed that we play way more slugish this season with a lot less urgency. Hope they get more fired up along the season and put more hearth in to it. O and De Katelare should be given a try on the RW,… Read more »

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Gems

Bringing on the inexperienced Dest at halftime was a mistake , calalanrua had that guy in his pocket
although booked , make that sub on 65-70 mins not 45 . Very unlucky to lose tonight , kalulu has to finish that , how’d he miss , like last season v Juve

Milancrazyfan

I wouldnt blame pioli for this loss. If we had won, probably people here would great subs. He packed the midfield. And threw dest there for calabria to use his speed to help slowboat messias but it backfired from the kid’s immaturity. Not his fault. He had the game prepared right and right executtion. Think about we dominated the only rival for seria title, and the team that embarrassed liverpool. Pioli did a great job, just not our night. Yes if our right flank was a bit better than great, but those 2 are the ones we have. Cdk on… Read more »

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Rossi

Well isnt that the whole point of a bad sub ? If it didn’t work out it was a bad sub. If it worked out and we won of course it would have been a good sub. Despite the penalty Dest didnt show any speed or anything else in attack either. Same goes for Messiah. He had one good chance given on a plate to him and he blew it. He dissapiared after that. Since it’s the coach who makes the subs we cant say that a bad sub isn’t really his fault. But it is what it is. CDK… Read more »

Milancrazyfan

Can’t point fingers at anyone man. It was a great performance. Pioli has turned this team around. As much as we criticize our boys sometimes, these are the guys that have given us the best performances in a decade. We should all be happy with the team. Also, this loss will help the team a lot, will make them better. Especially the young ones. And cdk is getting better at the am role, being young in a new team and league and all. Not the right time to confuse hime more as rw.

SJF

Pioli has done great and the team has been great but i disagree we should be happy.
We should be aiming higher and higher, in other words being CL contenders which is where this great club belong.
Never forget Milan are 7 time European champions, second only to Madrid.
And someday id like to see us catching them too

Calm down

He’s talking about the judgement at the time of the subs. To be fair to the people making decisions, it’s enough for a move to be sensible at the time because no one sees the future. Coach did well even thou I would never start Krunic on the wing. We were mostly unlucky. But yeah of course it’s normal to point out some things you’ve seen as errors, regardless

SJF

The team played well, but unfortunately its old news, our attack has no bite without Leao.
Theo did great to make a goal but we cant just rely on those 2 to create all the chances.
RW and striker are badly needed.

Imagine we had Vlahovic and Chiesa, we’d smash serie a and have a shot at CL.

Sometimes games just go this way, but top teams have options, which we dont have.

Goalkeeper through defence and midfield we have a good first 11 (lacking backup in midfield since Kessie left) but beyond that we are very limited

philldadon1899

LOL. Rubbish comment yet again.

No bite? This team created multiple chances and were just unlucky. If Kalulu put that ball in the net its a tie game missing our best player.

Imagine we had Vlahovic? Giroud has the same amount of goals than him this season. Juve lost to Monza. You should really just admit you are a Juve fan since you keep bragging about their players over the Milan ones.

That was a beautiful game of football and Milan was more unlucky than bad.

Emmyapache

Most of us expected this type of result since last weekend immediately Leao has injury because we all know the wingers Leao and Rebić always brings the effort of the midfield and combines well to win games for us so this result shouldn’t be more of a shock but rather a surprise that we could even play so good like this with lesser luck .our players tried and don’t forget similar thing happened here in San Siro last season when our players just same set of players were injured, we lost to Napoli by 1-0 and later won in Naples… Read more »

Emmyapache

Leao has red card I wanted to say

Ted

Calabria, Tonali and Theo join the injury list

Oluwa Shevy

Which source is this coming from hope it’s not true

Ted

Add Maignan to that list

Oluwa Shevy

Maigan hmmm for real am sure it’s just a minor issues there will recover before intl break is over

Ted

Up to 3 weeks. Not so minor.