They were both enrachadas and enrachados left. Milan and Naples signed the tables in a duel that could fall for either side, although Gattuso’s had more and better chances. Partenopeos and ‘rossoneri’ keep the pulse for that sixth place that gives access to the Europa League. The Neapolitans go to more and The feelings are being good, with the duel of the return of the knockout stages of the Champions League against Barça on the horizon.

07/13/2020 at 00:07


Albert Gracia




Ospina; Di Lorenzo, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Lobotka (Elmas, 65 ‘), Fabián (Demme, 65’), Zielinski; Callejón, Mertens (Milik, 74 ‘) and Insigne (Lozano, 74’).


Donnarumma; Conti, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Theo Hernández; Kessié, Bennacer; Paquetá (Saelemaekers, 46 ‘), Calhanoglu (Bonaventura, 61’), Rebic; Ibrahimovic (Leao, 61 ‘).


0-1 M. 20 Theo Hernández. 1-1 M. 34 Di Lorenzo. 2-1 M. 60 Mertens. 2-2 M. 73 Kessié.


Federico La Penna. T.A .: Di Lorenzo (10 ‘), Mario Rui (30’) / Theo (75 ‘), Conti (77’), Saelemaekers (2A 87 ‘).


San Paolo (behind closed doors).

Two approaches, two different tastes and both happy at the beginning. Milan cared little about not having the ball, so Naples, without question, took it and moved it. The Gattuso team is made for that. With Fabián, Lobotka and company, the partenopeos became masters and masters of the midfield and dominated with great ease.

Milan, meanwhile, was waiting. Without going too far behind, the ‘rossoneri’ became strong on two lines of four, preventing Napoli from deepening their game. Still, those of Gattuso found loopholes. Mertens was the first to warn, with a shot inside the area that Donarumma repelled with a save. And then came Callejón, who softly finished off the center of Mertens.

Naples believed it, so Milan answered. If you fail in my area, I make it pay in yours. Rebic stirred in the area, saw Theo alone at the far post and put it on for the Frenchman to volley. Hard blow for the Neapolitans, who did not fall apart.

Deserved Neapolitan tie

Gattuso’s men followed suit and found the prize in a strategic move that Di Lorenzo converted. Just 1-1, which served to break the duel before the break. The forwards stopped coming back, depopulated the midfield and the ball ran from one side to the other. Nobody took advantage of it, yes.

On the resumption, the roles were exchanged. Milan came out better, took possession and forced Napoli to wait. The Neapolitans returned the ‘favor’ of the first half to the ‘rossoneri’. When Pioli were better off, he focused on Callejón and Mertens went ahead behind to finish and put his own team back in front.

Milan did not sink at any time and continued on their own, until they found the prize of a maximum penalty that Kessié did not fail. With the 2-2 and after the carousel of changes, Naples returned to take the reins of the duel, more if possible after the expulsion of Saelemaekers. The duel ended completely broken, and anyone could win there. No one did.