27 August 2016

AGAINST NAPOLI THE FIRST DEFEAT

Napoli win 4-2 against AC Milan: Niang and Suso the goal scorers for the Rossoneri

Napoli win an entertaining match against AC Milan. At the end of the 90 minutes’ coach Sarri’s boys win 4-2 against the Rossoneri who did not play with continuity. Tough Montella’s team had a great reaction and came back from two goals behind with Niang and Suso’. There’s still a lot to work on, but the team showed the will to play well and put on the pitch what the manager wants.

Suso, who scored the second goal for AC Milan

THE MATCH
Vincenzo Montella confirms nine players that won against Torino. Only changes in the first XI are De Sciglio for Antonelli and Gomez for Paletta (suspended). Up front the usual forward line with Niang, Bacca and Suso. After a mediocre start, Napoli score on their first chance: Mertens’ curved shot from the distance is parried by Donnarumma, but Milik, on the rebound finds the goal that give Napoli the lead. On 32’ Mertens finds the young AC Milan on his way to prevent him from scoring. But on the following corner kick, Milik scores the 2-0 goal with a fine header.
AC Milan’s reaction comes immediately in the second half. On 51’ Niang nutmegs Hysaj and with a fine shot to the far post beats Reina. This is the prelude to the 2-2: Suso on 55’ scores with a stunning shot under the crossbar from outside the box. The match is entertaining and both the teams play to win it. On 74’ the event that gives Napoli the lead once again. In the 74’ Mertens shoots from the left and Calejon receives Donnarumma’s rebound to score the 3-2. Few minutes later Kucka and Niang are shown a red card by the referee Valeri. With AC Milan two men down, the game is almost over. There’s though still time for a Napoli counter attack: Insigne passes the ball to Callejon who finds the net for the 4-2 that ends the match.

Niang during the match

POST MATCH REACTIONS
Gianluca Lapadula's interview with Milan TV: ""I’m happy for the debut, although the result s not satisfying. I can say the team is very united and this is important because it can make the difference. I had some issues but with the work we have done with the staff and with my teammates support I can say I am now feeling very well. The fact that the Manager decided to send me in is definitely a good sign. Apart from this, I must improve week after week, both if I play from the beginning or if I come on as a substitute. We need to restart from the will we showed, the will to never give up, even when you are losing you have to try to give do your best. This is one of the necessary ingredients. The result is disappointing, but we will learn from this ".

AC Milan debut for Gianluca Lapadula

THE SCORESHEET

NAPOLI-MILAN 4-2

NAPOLI (4-3-3): Reina; Hysaj, Albiol (44'sh Chiriches), Koulibaly, Ghoulam; Allan (28'sh Zielinski), Jorginho, Hamsik; Callejon, Milik, Mertens (33'sh L. Insigne) Subs: Rafael, Sepe, Maggio, Strinic, Lasicki, Valdifiori, Grassi, R. Insigne, Gabbiadini. Manager: Sarri.

MILAN (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Abate (35'sh Calabria), Gomez, Romagnoli, De Sciglio; Kucka, Montolivo, Bonaventura; Suso (40'sh Lapadula), Bacca (35'sh Sosa), Niang. Subs: Gabriel, Diego Lopez, Ely, Antonelli, Vangioni, Locatelli, Jose Mauri, Honda, Luiz Adriano. Manager: Montella.

Referee: Paolo Valeri from Rome.
Goals: 18' Milik (N), 33' Milik (N), 6'sh Niang (M), 10'sh Suso (M), 29'sh Callejon (N), 49'sh Callejon (N).
Booked: 10'sh Koulibaly (N), 16'sh Gomez (M), 21'sh Suso (M), 25'sh Hysaj (N), 40'sh Jorginho (N), 41'sh Albiol (N), 45'sh Zielinski.
Sent off: 30'sh Kucka (M) for bad behaviour, 42'sh Niang (M) two yellow cards.

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