Milan conquers Maradona and is leader

Milan strikes a huge blow on the table in the fight for the scudetto. The Rossoneri, thanks to a solitary goal from Giroud, knocked out Napoli at the Maradona and now have a three-point lead over the southerners and two over Inter, who still have a game to make up. It will be a great fight until the end, but Pioli’s men, with a solid and effective performance, showed that this year they do not intend to slow down as they did last year.

The night, at the Maradona, was undoubtedly the hottest since the pandemic began. Las Curvas roared like it hadn’t happened for a long time and also the Rossoneri visiting sector contributed to give a show. Both fans, yes, kept silent before kick-off, when Fuorigrotta played “Imagine” by John Lennon and the screens showed “stop war”.

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The game started with great pace, and the first quarter of an hour was Napoli’s best moment. After some contact in the local area between Bennacer and Koulibaly, there was another in the rossonera, where Tomori took down the ever-active Osimhen.

Once the first Azzurro arreĆ³n passed without fright, the Rossoneri grew. With pressure and very good organization, they did not leave depth to Osimhen’s arrivals and, as the minutes passed, they took control of the clash.

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His great moment culminated five minutes after the start of the restart. Giroud made it 0-1 with a shot from the edge of Calabria with a reactivity style Pippo Inzaghi. The Frenchman was relentless in the big events. He scored against Roma, Inter, Lazio and, against the Azzurri, he scored his first goal (he has eleven) away from the San Siro.

The goal uncorked the match, which changed face again. Napoli unsuccessfully besieged the Milanisti, who were able to do damage several times with counterattacks. In the end, the 0-2 draw (which Ospina denied Saelemaekers and Theo) was much closer to a tie. An eighties match was expected, but there were none of the emotions of the legendary 1988 showdown, although the ending was the same: the Rossoneri celebrating in Fuorigrotta.

Fiorentina draw against solid Verona

Fiorentina tied at home against a solid Verona (1-1), on matchday twenty-eight of Serie A, in a game that slows down the European expectations of those from Florence and that equalizes the struggle for European positions, which Verona is now looking at. Lazio and Roma won their respective matches, but Fiorentina wanted to take advantage of Atalanta’s defeat to further compress the difference between fifth and eighth place, but a well-placed Hellas Verona made a hole in this fight from their ninth position, now six points behind European positions.

For its part, Sassuolo thrashed at home a Venice that remains in relegation places (1-4), in a game in which the ‘neroverdi’ were far superior with the Italians Domenico Berardi and Gianluca Scamacca leading the team. What’s more, the Torino-Bologna and Genoa-Empoli matches ended in a goalless draw that leaves the middle zone without variations and with Genoa adding a point that serves them in their fight to stay in the highest category of Italian football.