Napoli defeated AC Milan 2-1 to go to the top of the table with their fifth straight win in Serie A. The Rossoneri have had their 22-game unbeaten streak ended, as the Azzurri have seemingly started to mount a title challenge with their impressive performances.
Matteo Politano scored the opener for the visitors from the penalty spot, but Olivier Giroud was able to pull one back. The Frenchman has scored in three consecutive league appearances for the first time since July 2020.
AC Milan lose to Napoli at San Siro
After a timid first half, Sergino Dest was subbed on at half time and he took out Khvicha Kvaratskhelia to concede the penalty. Olivier Giroud was able to score an equaliser from Theo Hernandez’s cross, but substitute Giovanni Simeone scored from the bench once more to give his side an important three points.
Over the course of the season, this could prove to be a massive victory for Napoli as they look to reclaim the Scudetto. As of now, Milan are in fifth place, three points behind Luciano Spaletti’s side.
The international break will give them time to recover and regroup, and potentially get back to a good run of form. Inter Milan and Juventus are five and seven points behind Napoli respectively, while Roma are four points behind at 13 from seven games.