Napoli vs AC Milan: Champions League – LIVE!
A heavyweight clash between two Italian giants is set to make for an intriguing Champions League quarter-final tie tonight with Milan boasting a one-goal aggregate lead from the first leg.
The Stadio Diego Armando Maradona will be packed with a fervent atmosphere driving the Neapolitans towards what would be a first-ever appearance in the last four of this competition. Napoli have been the runaway leaders in Serie A and will fancy their chances of pulling off a famous comeback against the seven-time winners.
Milan have, however, proven a bogey team for the Partenopei in recent weeks by claiming a 4-0 win in Naples earlier this month before Ismael Bennacer’s winner back at the San Siro. Yet, unlike the first leg, they will have to contend with Victor Osimhen tonight as the imperious Nigerian striker returns from injury. Follow Napoli vs AC Milan LIVE via Standard Sport’s matchday blog!
45+1 mins: Tonali booked, that’s a ban for a semi-final first leg.
45 mins: A hefty six minutes added on.
GGGOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!!!! Napoli 0-1 AC Milan
43 mins: WHAT A GOAL!
Magic. Sensation. Sublime. Leao’s run is all of that and more as he gallops forward on the counter from Ndombele’s poor touch.
The winger then lays it off for a simple finish as Giroud makes amends for his penalty miss. WOW!
41 mins: Ndombele slashes well over from outside the box after another threatening move lands at the feet of a Napoli player.
39 mins: Giroud has made a big impact at both ends this half, and he pops up again in his own box to prevent Lozano from getting a shot off – winning a foul in the process.
37 mins: VAR wants to make sure Leao did actually get the ball. He did, play on.
The corner swings in from the right and Milan hook it away.
36 mins: Kvaratskhelia still looking dangerous as Calabria sticks to him all the way across the 18-yard line, Lozano taking the ball but fumbling his control.
Napoli come back forward and again Lozano is played in…. Leao flies in with a big challenge and just gets the ball!
That was very nearly a penalty!
33 mins: Rui is down as well, having received treatment not long ago…
Is the tide turning against Napoli?
Lozano replaces Politano and Oliveira is the man to come on at left-back for Rui.
32 mins: Politano looks in a heap of pain as he is literally dragged off the pitch to allow play to restart.
31 mins: Nicely done by Hernandez to end Politano’s latest burst, following smart play from Ndombele.
But Politano then goes down off the ball! It looks like he jarred his knee, maybe. Physios are on.