SERIES A – Pioli’s team imposed a narrow victory thanks to a winning move from the Frenchman in the first half, finally overcoming the Neapolitans at San Siro: this hadn’t happened in the league since 2014. Rossoneri -1 behind Juventus, Azzurri unlucky (self-post by Simic in the 89th minute) and further and further away from the Champions League zone.
The curse is finally broken: for the first time in a decade, Milan beat Napoli at home in the championship. At San Siro the postponement ends 1-0: the winning flash in the first half by Theo Hernandez is decisive, as he is caught perfectly in the area by Leão and makes no mistakes in front of Gollini. Almost an event: from 2014 to today, the Rossoneri had only managed to impose themselves on the Neapolitans in Naples.
Mazzarri started with the 3-5-1-1, ended the first half down by a goal, at the interval he switched to 4-3-3 (with Politano in place of Ostigard), and in fact we could see something more in attack. Only the most important element is missing: the equalizer. Also because the post spits the ball out in the 89th minute, avoiding an own goal by Simic.
And so Milan took home a difficult but invaluable success, keeping the door closed for once and temporarily moving to -1 behind Juventus, who were playing against Udinese on Monday evening. Napoli, on the other hand, lose again and again see the Champions League zone slip away: Atalanta, who won in the late afternoon in Genoa, are now 7 points away.