Serie A, Napoli-Milan 2-2, goal: Theo Hernandez at 20 ', Di Lorenzo at 34', Mertens at 60 'and Kessie on penalty at 72'.
Between two parties, the third gains. In fact, thanks to the 2 to 2 between Naples and Milan , Roma maintains fifth place in the standings plus 2 over Napoli and plus 4 over Milan.
Fun game at San Paolo between two teams that have proven to be healthy. Goals, emotions and some "cases" for the Rossoneri.
In fact, on social media we are talking above all of Donnarumma's 'ducks' and Ibrahimovic's reaction at the time of replacement.
But let's go in order. First of all, it is Milan who have taken the lead with Theo Hernandez. The former Real Madrid full-back scored with a powerful left-footed volley on Rebic's assists.
Then the peer of Napoli with the first of the two ducks of Donnarumma. The punishment of Insigne was not a masterpiece, and yet the AC Milan goalkeeper fiddled with it giving Di Lorenzo an easy tap in the empty net.
In the second half, Callejon's cross and Mertens' weak conclusion that went under Donnarumma's legs thanks also to a detour by Romagnoli.
Immediately after the second goal of Napoli, Pioli removed Ibra to insert Leao. He did not want to replace Rebic because the Croatian was playing better and had assisted for Hernandez's goal.
Ibra, who did very little tonight, took it very badly and protested in a blatant way against his coach throwing a bottle on the ground.
The change actually did well for Milan who found two by two on a penalty awarded for a foul by Maksimovic on Bonaventura. From eleven meters, Kessie has not failed.
The draw favors Roma but it is highly probable that in the end all three teams will qualify in the Europa League (Napoli is already certain of this goal because it won the Italian Cup).
Draw at San Paolo, Kessie fixes the result on the final two by two.
The choices of the two coaches.
NAPLES (4-3-3): Ospina; Di Lorenzo, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Ruiz, Lobotka, Zielinski; Callejon, Mertens, Insigne. Att. Gattuso
Available: Meret, Karnezis, Luperto, Ghoulam, Manolas, Hysaj, Allan, Elmas, Younes, Demme, Lozano, Milik, Politano.
MILAN (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma G; Conti, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Theo Hernandez; Kessie, Bennacer; Paquetà, Calhanolgu, Rebic; Ibrahimovic . All. Pioli.
Available: Begovic, Soncin, Calabria, Gabbia, Laxalt, Biglia, Brescianini, Krunic, Saelemaekers, Bonaventura, Leao, Maldini.
After a study phase, Napoli created their first scoring opportunity in the 15th minute. Mertens entered the penalty area of Napoli after dribbling two opponents, then started a shot at the edge of the pole miraculously deflected for a corner by Donnarumma.
Napoli pole at 18 '. Insigne hit him with the usual shot from the edge of the opponents' penalty area. Then Mertens tried to score on the rebound of the post but he was offside.
Milan ahead of the first lunge. Perfect Rebic's assist for Hernandez's goal at 20 '. The former Real Madrid footballer scored with a powerful volley that folded Ospina's hands.
Draw of Napoli at 34 '. Punishment of Insigne, short rejection of Donnarumma and winning tap of Di Lorenzo (who had already scored against Juventus this season).
The first portion of the game ended on the result of one by one. Come back to Naples at 60 '. Callejon crosses from the right and was a winner, two steps away, from Mertens. The Belgian shot was nothing special but Romagnoli deflected it under Donnarumma's legs.
Immediately after scoring, Pioli replaced Ibrahimovic to put Leao on the pitch. The Swede took it very badly. He protested blatantly by throwing the bottle on the ground.
AC Milan draw at 72 '. The referee awarded a penalty for Maksimovic's foul on Bonaventura. From eleven meters Kessie has not failed.
Milan remain in ten men in the 86th minute. Saelemaekers was sent off for a double yellow card remedied within minutes.
It ended 2 to 2 at San Paolo, with this result Roma remains alone in fifth place.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano