Milan finally put decade-long hoodoo to bed with win against Napoli

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan got over the line against Napoli at San Siro last night beating them 1-0, and in doing so they finally put an unwanted streak to bed.

As report, Theo Hernandez’s goal in the 25th minute decided the games and means that Stefano Pioli’s team to rise to 52 points and consolidate third place, momentarily moving to -1 from Juventus who play against Udinese tonight.

Milan had not beaten Napoli in a home Serie A match for over ten years: the last victory was on 14 December 2014, a 2-0 victory with gals scored by Jeremy Ménez and Giacomo Bonaventura.

Walter Mazzarri’s Azzurri remain at 35 points and are losing ground in the Champions League fight, slipping to seven points behind Atalanta, and now they have become the first Napoli side to lose away to Milan in the league for a decade.

As mentioned, the only goal of the game came in the first half and it was that familiar pairing of Theo Hernandez and Rafael Leao who linked up, with the latter setting up the former and a tidy finish following.

In truth both sides missed big chances to either pad their lead or draw level, and Milan had the post the thank when a cross was diverted onto the woodwork by substitute Jan-Carlo Simic, but they survived to claim maximum points.


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