Italian Serie A
AC Milan1Napoli2

AC Milan v Napoli

Napoli beat Milan
Napoli forward Insigne scored his fifth league goal against Milan - he has not scored more against any other club

Napoli strengthened their bid for a Serie A top-three finish as their splendid recent form continued with a win at fifth-placed AC Milan.

Napoli, last season's runners-up, made a flying start when Lorenzo Insigne drilled in Dries Mertens' cross-field pass after a swift counter attack.

Belgium international Mertens also provided the second when his sliding pass was squeezed in by Jose Callejon from a tight angle.

Juraj Kucka slid under Pepe Reina to give Milan hope before the break, but they could not find a second-half equaliser as Napoli stretched their unbeaten run to a 14th game in all competitions.

Teenage Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma came closest in injury-time, running forward for a free-kick and heading straight at opposite number Reina.

Both clubs harbour ambitions of finishing in the top three at the end of the season, ensuring Champions League qualification in the process.

Milan, who have not reached Europe's premier club competition since 2014, had lost just once in 11 matches going into the San Siro clash, only to leave themselves too much to do after a slow start.

They stay fifth in the Italian top-flight, one point above neighbours Inter, while third-placed Napoli are now level with Roma and a point adrift of leaders Juventus.

Juventus, who are bidding for a record sixth straight Scudetto, host fourth-placed Lazio in Turin on Sunday (11:30 GMT).

Line-ups

AC Milan

  • 99Donnarumma
  • 20Abate
  • 15GómezBooked at 51mins
  • 29Paletta
  • 96CalabriaBooked at 22mins
  • 33Kucka
  • 23SosaBooked at 26minsSubstituted forBertolacciat 74'minutes
  • 80PasalicSubstituted forNiangat 86'minutes
  • 8Fernández Saez
  • 70BaccaBooked at 56minsSubstituted forLapadulaat 73'minutes
  • 5Bonaventura

Substitutes

  • 4Ely
  • 9Lapadula
  • 10Honda
  • 11Niang
  • 16Poli
  • 17Zapata
  • 21Vangioni
  • 30Storari
  • 31Antonelli
  • 35Plizzari
  • 63Cutrone
  • 91Bertolacci

Napoli

  • 25Reina
  • 2Hysaj
  • 62TonelliBooked at 45mins
  • 33Albiol
  • 3StrinicBooked at 38mins
  • 5Marques LoureiroSubstituted forRogat 86'minutes
  • 8JorginhoSubstituted forDiawaraat 61'minutes
  • 17HamsikSubstituted forZielinskiat 74'minutes
  • 7CallejónBooked at 82mins
  • 14MertensBooked at 12mins
  • 24Insigne

Substitutes

  • 1Barbosa
  • 4Giaccherini
  • 11Maggio
  • 19Maksimovic
  • 20Zielinski
  • 22Sepe
  • 23Gabbiadini
  • 30Rog
  • 32Pavoletti
  • 42Diawara
  • 95Lasicki
Referee:
Gianluca Rocchi
Attendance:
54,257

Match Stats

Home TeamAC MilanAway TeamNapoli
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Milan 1, Napoli 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Milan 1, Napoli 2.

Attempt missed. Davide Calabria (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Suso.

Suso (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Amadou Diawara (Napoli).

Offside, Milan. Davide Calabria tries a through ball, but Gianluca Lapadula is caught offside.

Suso (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Piotr Zielinski (Napoli).

Foul by Juraj Kucka (Milan).

Raúl Albiol (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Gabriel Paletta (Milan) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Suso with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Marko Rog.

Attempt blocked. Andrea Bertolacci (Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Juraj Kucka.

Foul by M'Baye Niang (Milan).

Amadou Diawara (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. M'Baye Niang replaces Mario Pasalic.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Marko Rog replaces Allan because of an injury.

Delay in match Allan (Napoli) because of an injury.

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Gustavo Gómez.

Booking

José Callejón (Napoli) is shown the yellow card.

(Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

José Callejón (Napoli).

Offside, Milan. Andrea Bertolacci tries a through ball, but Gianluca Lapadula is caught offside.

Juraj Kucka (Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ivan Strinic (Napoli).

Mario Pasalic (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Piotr Zielinski (Napoli).

Foul by Gustavo Gómez (Milan).

Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mario Pasalic (Milan).

Elseid Hysaj (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Milan. Davide Calabria tries a through ball, but Giacomo Bonaventura is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Andrea Bertolacci replaces José Sosa.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Piotr Zielinski replaces Marek Hamsik.

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Gianluca Lapadula replaces Carlos Bacca.

Gustavo Gómez (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dries Mertens (Napoli).

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Raúl Albiol.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 21st January 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus19150440162445
2Roma20142441182344
3Napoli21135347242344
4Lazio20124435221340
5AC Milan2011453124737
6Inter Milan20113633231036
7Atalanta2011273224835
8Fiorentina209653325833
9Torino208663829930
10Cagliari2082103144-1326
11Udinese207492527-225
12Chievo2174102130-925
13Sampdoria206682226-424
14Bologna196581825-723
15Genoa206592227-523
16Sassuolo2063112834-621
17Empoli2046101126-1518
18Palermo2024141740-2310
19Crotone1923141434-209
20Pescara1916121536-219
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