Naples offers Milan (2-1) and joins Atalanta at the top of Serie A

For AC Milan, this setback is the first in the league since last January, a series of 22 consecutive matches without defeat (16 last season, 6 this season). Stefano Pioli’s team had however succeeded strongly by hampering Naples with very high pressing. The start would have been perfect if Olivier Giroud, sharpened before finding the Blues, had not stumbled on the bar (13th).

Napoli, under the eyes of its trainer Luciano Spalletti in the stands because suspended, was able to loosen the vice rossonero little by little, in particular thanks to the accelerations of Khvicha Kvaratskhelia. The Georgian left winger, sensation at the start of the season, pushed Simon Kjaer then Davide Calabria to two nasty fouls synonymous with warnings.

Giroud was not enough

Pioli preferred to take out his two experienced players at the break. But the young full-back Sergino Dest, who came on in place of Calabria, was a little naive against Kvaratskhelia, in turn conceding a foul, but this time in the box: Politano did not flinch to open the scoring in force under the belly of Mike Maignan (55th).

In the absence of suspended Rafael Leao, Théo Hernandez then redoubled his efforts on the left wing to try to make the Portuguese forget, offering the equalizer to Giroud (69th).

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