Napoli won emphatically at the San Siro despite the absence of injured ace scorer Victor Osimhen and suspended coach Luciano Spalletti. Matteo Politano’s penalty in the second half and Giovanni Simeone’s header 12 minutes from time gave Napoli a statement win at the San Siro.

Napoli is in first place on goal differential over Atalanta and is one point ahead of Udinese, who defeated Inter Milan 3-1 in Sunday’s early encounter to continue their winning streak.

According to a fan who knows odds, Napoli has a solid chance to finish at the top if they continue to perform like this. If they can win this time, this will be their first title in around 25 years. 

They have also moved three points clear of Serie A champions Milan, who drop to fifth after their first-season defeat. Simeone said, “This is not just about quality. It is a determined team which is capable of sacrifice. All we want to do is give our all and get better daily.”

Milan had gone 22 games without a loss until Simeone’s first Serie A goal for Napoli. Milan levelled through Olivier Giroud in the 69th minute, and they were unfortunate to lose because Pierre Kalulu struck the post late.

Milan lost at least a tie due to the suspension of their crucial player Rafael Leao and some deft saves from Alex Meret, who deflected one early Giroud attempt over the bar.

Speaking to DAZN after the match, manager Stefano Pioli said: “I am not happy at all, and neither should my players be. We only scored one goal, which isn’t enough for the chances we created. I hope we learn to be more clinical in front of goal because we did everything right except for our mistakes in both penalty areas.”

Moreover, after scoring a beautifully hit low strike 10 minutes before the break, Atalanta was level with Napoli after earning three points in their match at the Stadio Olimpico. With only three goals conceded in seven games this season, Gian Piero Gasperini’s team has acquired a cynical streak. 

Final Thoughts

Napoli has been in great form of late, even before this victory. They are undefeated in their last seven matches, having won five. Napoli is a great team. They were already at the top of the Serie A table, and they won again against Milan. Hopefully, they will continue their ongoing form.