AC Milan vs Napoli: Milan suffer first defeat of the season in the Serie A at San Siro

AC Milan vs Napoli: Milan suffer first defeat of the season in the Serie A at San Siro

Fred Kennedy
  • AC Milan vs Napoli Serie A clash ended in a 2-1 win for the Blues on Sunday, September 18, at San Siro
  • Goals from Matteo Politano and Giovanni Simeone were enough to secure a crucial win for Napoli away from home
  • The victory now has the Luciano Spalletti-tutored side topping the Serie A standings with 17 points, on level with second-placed Atalanta

Reigning Italian cham[ions AC Milan have suffered their first defeat in the Serie A this season following their 2-1 loss to Napoli on Sunday night, September 18.

Prior to the defeat, Milan had picked five wins in six outings, with their last outing ending in a 2-1 win over Sampdoria.

Giovanni Simeone, Napoli, AC MIlan, Politano, Spalletti, Olivier Gioroud, San Siro, Serie A.
Giovanni Simeone of SSC Napoli celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's second goal during the Serie A match between AC Milan and SSC Napoli. Photo by Matteo Ciambelli.
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Napoli, on the other hand, have equally been in good shape, having got off to a flying start to their new season after picking 14 points from six matches.

Therefore, the Sunday showdown at San Siro represented one of the biggest tests for either side as the race for the Scudetto starts to shape up.

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Napoli stun AC Milan at San Siro

However, it was Napoli who eventually came out on top after 90 minutes of action, with the Blues scoring twice in the second half to cart home the three points.

The first half of the match was pretty much even, with neither side managing to find the back of the net.

It was in the second half when proper action kicked off as the visitors broke the deadlock in the 55th minute through Matteo Politano, who fired home from the spot.

However, Napoli's lead was shortlived as Milan drew level nine minutes later through Olivier Giroud.

Giovanni Simeone went on to bag the winner for the Naples with just 12 minutes left on the clock as the tie ended 2-1.

The win was enough to ensure that Napoli end the weekend top on the charts with 17 points, on level with second-placed Atalanta.