Stadio San Paolo, Napoli, Italy
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FT: The result means that Napoli move onto 35 points, four points clear at the top of the league while Milan remain seventh on 19 points. The victory also meant Napoli went 25 matches unbeaten in the league.
FT: Milan created some good chances and went close when Bonaventura’s strike from-range was tipped over the bar by Reina before Kalinić drew a comfortable save from Reina with a header from a Kessié cross. Romagnoli then fired home a superb late-volley after a headed-clearance from Albiol.
FT: Napoli created some good chances and went close when Mertens was sent through on-goal by Insigne but his effort was smothered away by Donnarumma, before Hamšík drew a fine save from Donnarumma from a tight-angle. Substitute Zieliński then doubled their lead after he slotted home through the legs of Donnarumma from a tight-angle.
FT: So Napoli hold-on to defeat Milan and extend their lead at the top of Serie A to four points and go 25 matches unbeaten in the league.
FT: Albiol is booked for dissent after the final whistle.
90’+4′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.
90’+3′ Allan is booked for dissent.
90’+3′ Albiol is penalised for a foul.
90’+1′ Goal!! Romagnoli fires home a superbly-struck volley from outside the area after a headed clearance from Albiol.
90′ There will be four additional minutes.
85′ Mertens is caught offside.
85′ Mertens is penalised for a foul on Bonucci.
84′ Final Milan change sees Montolivo replaced by Lucas Biglia.
79′ Chance!! Kessié sends a teasing delivery that Kalinić meets with a header that Reina saves with ease.
77′ Final Napoli change sees Callejón replaced by Marko Rog.
77′ The delivery is flicked-on, but the hosts clear the danger.
76′ Second Milan change sees Borini replaced by Ignazio Abate.
76′ Close!! Bonaventura fires an effort from-range that Reina tips over the bar.
73′ Goal!! Zieliński is sent through on-goal by Mertens and the substitute fires home through the legs of Donnrumma from a tight-angle.
71′ Bonucci fires an ambitious effort harmlessly off-target from-range.
68′ Second Napoli change sees Piotr Zieliński replace Hamšík.
65′ First Napoli change sees Christian Maggio replace Rui.
62′ Rui is penalised for a foul on Borini.
62′ Insigne is caught offside.
61′ Locatelli fires an effort wide from outside the area.
55′ Borini wins a freekick.
53′ Silva is penalised for a foul on Jorginho.
50′ Close!! Hamšík fires an effort at-goal from a tight-angle that Donnarumma parries away.
47′ Chance!! Mertens exchanges passes with Insigne, who sends the Belgian through on-goal but the striker’s effort is smothered away by Donnarumma.
45′ Borini wins a freekick.
45′ Milan get the second-half underway.
HT: So will Napoli hold onto their lead or will Milan come back in this match? Join us again for the second-half.
HT: Napoli will need to add to their tally in order to put the tie to bed. They have to be more clinical in front of goal in the second-half as they won’t want to rue their missed opportunities. Milan have to make the most of their chances in the second-half themselves as it won’t be easy to get the better of the Napoli defence. They know they cannot afford to concede another goal as it could be game over.
HT: Milan didn’t create many chances, but the closest they came was when Suso cut-inside to fire an effort at-goal that Reina saved well at his near-post.
HT: Napoli created some good chances and went close when Callejón’s header from an Insigne pass was parried behind by Donnarumma, before Albiol headed wide from the resulting-corner. Mertens then tested Donnarumma with a speculative-strike from-range before Allan tested Donnarumma with a strike from the edge of the area. Hamšík then drew a good save from Donnarumma from the edge of the area before Insigne slotted home past Donnarumma after the referee consulted with VAR, following the linesman initially disallowing the goal for offside. Insigne then hit the post, albeit from an offside position, before the Italian forward forced Donnrumma into a fine save.
HT: So Napoli lead at the break.
45’+2′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.
45’+3′ Close!! Insigne cuts-inside to curl an effort at-goal that Donnarumma brilliantly palms away.
45’+2′ First Milan change sees André Silva replace Suso due to an injury.
45’+1′ So close!! Reina’s clearance finds Insigne who fires an effort against the post, but the flag goes up for offside.
45′ There will be three additional minutes.
45′ The delivery is cleared.
44′ Callejón wins a corner.
41′ Kessié fires an effort off-target from-range on the volley.
40′ Jorginho fires an effort over the bar from-range.
39′ Locatelli wins a freekick.
35′ Suso wins a freekick.
32′ Goal!! Jorginho sends Insigne through on-goal and the winger slots home past Donnarumma after the referee consults with VAR, having initially ruled the goal out for offside.
31′ Close!! Hamšík fires a powerful effort from the edge of the area that Donnarumma saves well.
28′ Close!! Allan scuffs an effort from the edge of the area that Donnarumma parries before gathering at the second-attempt.
26′ Close!! Suso cuts-inside to fire an effort at-goal that Reina saves well at the near-post.
25′ Suso cuts-inside to fire an effort over the bar from outside the area.
24′ Close!! Mertens fires an effort from-range that Donnarumma saves with ease.
20′ Locatelli is caught offside.
15′ Kessié is penalised for a foul on Hamšík, although the Milan player is down with an injury and is receiving treatment.
14′ The delivery is eventually cleared.
13′ Donnarumma concedes a corner.
13′ Chance!! The delivery is headed wide by Albiol at the back-post.
12′ Chance!! Insigne sends a fine lofted-pass into the path of Callejón, but his header from a tight-angle is saved well by Donnarumma, who takes the ball out of play after a ricochet.
11′ Suso wins a freekick after a foul from Rui.
7′ Rui is penalised for a foul on Montolivo.
5′ Kalinić wins a freekick after a foul from Callejón.
4′ Borini is booked for a foul on Rui.
3′ Kessié is penalised for a foul on Hamšík.
2′ Jorginho fires an effort wide from outside the area.
0′ Napoli get the game underway.
S.S.C. Napoli: Pepe Reina (GK), Mário Rui, Kalidou Koulibaly, Raúl Albiol, Elseid Hysaj, Marek Hamšík, Jorginho, Allan, Lorenzo Insigne, José Callejón, Dries Mertens
A.C. Milan: Gianluigi Donnarumma (GK)Alessio Romagnoli, Leonardo Bonucci, Mateo Musacchio, Riccardo Montolivo, Franck Kessié, Giacomo Bonaventura, Manuel Locatelli, Fabio Borini, Nikola Kalinić, Suso