Milan wins 2-1. He knows how to suffer and again knows how to act. Without the renovation, all this would not have happened. All the best, this team knows no bounds
MG Milan 09/18/2022 – Serie A Championship / Milan-Napoli / Photo by Matteo Gribodi / Image Sport In the photo: Giovanni Simeone’s goal rejoices
“We have a team,” Fassino used to say. Other than a young and inexperienced formation, we forgive Spalletti for dialectical populism because he is this brilliant Napoli captain who wins in Milan with the maturity of great teams. But the case is that he is also accepting reality now.
Napoli go 2-1 at the San Siro at the end of a game in which the Azzurri showed that they know how to suffer and have the ability to respond. Qualities that former Naples often lacked. Napoli goes to the first stop in the standings, level on points with Atalanta and Udinese relegated.
Pioli’s side in Milan are playing well, and they would have deserved something more both for the chances in the first half and for the crossbar that Kalulu hit with the door wide open in the 85th minute.
But Napoli is made up of strong players, who do not retreat an inch, and who do not know a word of fear. Perhaps it would be appropriate to start a discussion about overestimating experience. Without the much-needed renovation, all of this would not have happened. Without De Laurentiis’ decision and without the tremendous work of Giuntoli and his collaborators.
Napoli wins as a team, as Spalletti likes. In the first half, he withstood the Rossoneri shock wave, thanks to Merritt (two excellent interventions, one with the help of the crossbar on Giroud) and the solidity of the central defensive couple. He suffers because Pioli chokes on Lobotka who only touched 28 balls in the first half.
It is based on the can opener Kvaratskhelia who warned both Kjaer and Calabria in 45 minutes (Pioli replaced both in the first half with Kaloulo and Dest.) But Politano on the other hand is playing a very generous game, with the defensive back falling to the applause. It also hunts flies. Not only. When, at the beginning of the second half, Kfara also drinks Dest and Mariani sets the penalty (at Farr’s suggestion), it is he who takes the penalty and scores it: Minnian senses but does not block.
The match took place on day 66. It’s a double twist. We will tell you one by one.
Napoli had to replace Politano due to an injury, and Zerbin fell into place and a chasm opened in his path. This time the environment of the 23-year-old from Novara is flooded. In the 68th minute he lost an important ball in three quarters, De Kitleri serves Messias well in the depth who hits the far post: Merritt blocks in two halves. One minute equals Milan. Nice job with Theo lower left, putting behind the center and Giroud turning into the nets.
While Kvara seems to agree with Spalletti when he was cincischia, winding himself up and missing a good opportunity, we remember that in the 66th Napoli also replaced Raspadori. In his place Simeone. Twelve minutes later, Cholito’s voice was heard. Work a ball well into the area, then Mario Rui sends it back to the center for a cross. The Portuguese is looking for him and heading to the far post.
Napoli wins again in Milan but that’s a new story. This team knows no bounds. Special mention to Merritt who put his signature on this victory tonight.