Team news: Napoli were without Bartosz Bereszyński, Diego Demme and Victor Osimhen, while Milan had to do without Pierre Kalulu, Junior Messias and Zlatan Ibrahimović. Kickoff time for Matchday 28 of Serie A was 20:45 CET at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

Goals: Leão (17′, 59′), Brahim Díaz (25′), Saelemaekers (67′)

S.S.C Napoli (4-3-3) – Luciano Spalletti
Alex Meret; Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Amir Rrahmani, Kim Min-jae (81′ Juan Jesus), Mário Rui; André-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Stanislav Lobotka (68′ Elif Elmas), Piotr Zieliński (68′ Tanguy Ndombele); Matteo Politano (68′ Hirving Lozano), Giovanni Simeone (77′ Giacomo Raspadori), Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.
Unused: Gollini, Marfella; Østigård; Demme, Gaetano, Zedadka; Zerbin.

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Mike Maignan; Davide Calabria, Simon Kjær, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernández; Ismaël Bennacer (83′ Tiémoué Bakayoko), Sandro Tonali; Brahim Díaz (56′ Alexis Saelemaekers), Rade Krunić (83′ Charles De Ketelaere), Rafael Leão (74′ Ante Rebić); Olivier Giroud (74′ Divock Origi).
Unused: Mirante, Tătărușanu; Ballo-Touré, Florenzi, Gabbia, Thiaw; Adli, Bakayoko, Pobega, Vranckx. 

Referee: Antonio Rapuano.

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Oluwashevy

Forza Milan all the 3point very needed all the top teams running for the CL as won so we are winning for sure

Calm down

This teams problem is playing Krunic all the damn time

Dindudre

When we’re supposed to push forward our players continue to pass backwards and that’s not a winning strategy. Teams are more relaxed knowing we don’t like to push forward and put them on their heels.

Oluwashevy

Relax mate we will push when there is opening we playing Napoli there are not a small team.

Dindudre

But we use the same tactics in all our games. It’s not just about Napoli.

Dindudre

That was magical from Brahim Díaz! Wow!

Ronaldinho80

We deserve to vwin. First game we were better team and we lost

Dindudre

Krunić is easily dribbled, can’t complete a pass to save his life. Wtf. Vranckx or Adli can’t be worse than this.

Nesta1

Let’s get these 3 points, would be a massive result especially before champions league fixture

Ronaldinho80

Hehe we are fucking smashing them

K INC

Beautiful!!!

Raven

Diaz and Saele playing like Kaka. Milan loves a challenge and the boys are ready!

Dindudre

Milan is really surprising me today and I’m loving it! Forza Milan!!!

Ronaldinho80

Wtf is going on Saladmaker is dribling like Messi at his best. What a goal. This is fucking reality check for Napoli this is what happens if stars are not aligned for you anymore. Now we just hope for Napoli crisis ahead for CL

Raven

mamma mia Salelemaekers

Oluwashevy

I pray there reciprocate this form when next we meet because this all look like a bargain we allow you win this and CL you allow us win because am amaze with the way we just played today if we are playing this way am very sure we would be competing for the scudetto

Ronaldinho80

Hehe our team said maybe you are scudetto winners but we are still champions. We are playing with confidence and a swag at Napolis home

K.caesar

This is a decoy performance by Napoli so let’s not be deceived. Spaletti knows they have won the league so he is just experimenting against our UCL fixture. Yes it’s a good victory an I get the excitement but Pioli but understand the need to see beyond his nose. This Napoli we played today won’t be the same Napoli we will be facing in the Champions league in the coming week.

Ronaldinho80

In my opinion we were also better in the first game

Raven

Take your pills

Rossi

Well for sure it will be harder in the Champions League, but in general our style of play dose not suit Napoli. We were better in the first game as well.

Raven

Milan have a sucessfully eccexucted project. Napoli have three beast on the pitch.

Milancrazyfan

Yeah, what kind of conspiracy theory are you running here. Tonight, it wasn’t about who napoli is and will be. It was about who we are and what we can do. If we played like this for most of the season we woild jave been top of the table. Our boys can play if the right formation and and motivation is there.

Niels8

Looking at our tendency this season, I have the same worry. It will be much much harder at the UCL. They will be fighting not only Napoli, but also themselves.
Nevertheless, congratulations boys!

Calm down

Wow Saelemaekers is impressing me. Keep it up boy

Calm down

De Ketelaere ,everyone is scoring. Get yours tonight

Milancrazyfan

Diaz, saladmaker, leao what!!!!!!??? Where the hell have you been my beloved milan? Now that’s a textbook gameplay and performance. Team played close together and they fought and helped each other. That 1-2 passes in triangles were beautiful to watch. We’ve missed that from most of the season. Krunic as dm so so crucial. Allthough, not the best passer but he broke so many of napoli’s plays. Ben in advanced role playing its dividents. Still not 100% though, was running on fumes in secomd half. But puoli finally figured the midfield configuration out. Saladmaker, speechless. The boy was so motivated… Read more »

spencer

Underrate Milan at ur own peril. How do u go from losing 3-1 to Udinese to winning 0-4 against league leaders. This team won’t kill us with surprises.

Milan10

stupioli played brahim as rw once and already he’s man of the match and milan won 4-0 vs serie a leader.
goddammit pioli, why didnt you listen to milan10? why did it take 2 years for you to realize simple things like that?

Raven

You were missed, Forza Milan.

If Krunic has room in this team Diaz must be acquired, he has the experience and the love for our colors.

Pioli is crazy, he is a blend of good tactics with grinta IMO. But the crazy part sometimes is too much for a big club like Milan.

It’s also evident that some players need extra motivation in Serie A. We need more competition in some roles.

Pioli was not the right man for us, and he is still learning how to be a successful AC Milan coach.

Milan10

yeah it’s good to be back home. the rossoblog regulars are in discord group now. would you like to join mate? do you have twitter account?

Jay

i hope we don’t get carried away with this. Basically Napoli tested their loopholes in mid with this match. Pioli should be extra cautious

Ted

Right now I deem this win more important than CL. We need points to qualify for next season CL, so I don’t really care if this was an experiment from Spaletti. All in all they played like reigning serie A champions should. Forza Milan!

Ceezy

For all you comparing Saelemaekers to Messi, plz…have you ever heard of Roberto Baggio the Divine Ponytail? 😉

Last edited 2 months ago by Ceezy