AC Milan travelled to Naples without Stefano Pioli and Giacomo Murelli last night looking for a key win to continue their unbeaten run in the league. Bonera was in charge as Rebic made his first in months. Milan started off strong with a number of dangerous attacks finished off by Rebic and Calhanoglu but the breakthrough came around the twentieth moment from a stunning Hernandez cross which Ibrahimovic pipped Koulibaly to head into the bottom corner for the opener. Milan kept the pressure on but Napoli grew into the game with some good chances forcing a few good saves off Donnarumma as well as exposing Milan's weakness in dealing with set pieces. Milan opened the second half brightly with an incredible line cutting pass from Calhanoglu to set off Rebic who pulled away prior to lobbing a cross at the back post for Ibrahimovic to turn in with his thigh to make it 2-0. Napoli managed to pull one back when Kessie was dispossessed (with a foul) leading to a square ball and Mertens beating Romagnoli in a on-on-one to score. Bakayoko picked up a second yellow card and got sent off for a silly tackle on Hernandez. The game was in a stalemate thereafter as Saelemaekers and Ibrahimovic went off injured. Milan had a few good chances such as Colombo's interception and the run of play that followed leading to two blocked shots. In the additional time, Bennacer played a perfect through ball which Hauge picked up afterwhich he brushed aside Manolas before chipping Meret to score his first Serie A goal since joining Milan. Milan capped off a 3-1 victory, their first win in Naples in over a decade.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
- Ivory Coast national Kessie becomes Milan's most capped African player. [AC Milan Offside]
- Milan vs Napoli preview as Daniele Bonera takes charge. [AC Milan Offside]
- Milan making progress for Hellas Verona centre back. [AC Milan Offside]
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic hands over penalties to Franck Kessie. [AC Milan Offside]