AC Milan were unable to break Napoli’s unbeaten streak and remain 5th in the Serie A after going down 2-1.
It was another 2-0 first half deficit for Milan. However, this time they were unable to complete the comeback.
Milan started poorly (again), with Lorenzo Insigne drilling in a cross from Dries Mertens in just the sixth minute to give Napoli a 1-0 lead.
JORGINHO WINS THE BALL BACK TO THE MIDFIELD, IT'S SENT TO MERTENS WHO GIVES A GREAT BALL TO INSIGNE WHO FINISHES IT!#MILANNAPOLI 0-1 pic.twitter.com/75X658VEL3— ItalianFootballTV (@IFTVOfficial) January 21, 2017
Three minutes later Napoli were in again, with Dries Mertens again providing the assist, slipping a pass into the area for Jose Callejon who managed to squeeze the ball past Donnarumma to make it 2-0.
MERTENS THE CREATOR AGAIN!— ItalianFootballTV (@IFTVOfficial) January 21, 2017
CALLEJON FINISHES!#MILANNAPOLI 0-2 pic.twitter.com/aHvD9G7ia9
Milan managed to get one back in the first half to make it a decent contest and set up for a thrilling finish after Juraj Kucka slid the ball past Pepe Reina in the 37th minute.
GOOOOOL KUCKA MILAN BACK IN THIS ONE!#MILANNAPOLI 1-2 pic.twitter.com/O4LJ3pP5hJ— ItalianFootballTV (@IFTVOfficial) January 21, 2017
Despite a few more chances, Milan were unable to find an equaliser, with Donnarumma coming close in injury time after he rushed up for a corner and headed the ball towards the net, only for it to go straight to Reina.
The loss leaves Milan in fifth spot on the table, while Napoli increased their chances for a top three spot, and are level with Roma who are 2nd on 44 points.
Milan’s next match is when they take on Juventus in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals, where they will be looking to avenge their loss to them in last seasons final.