A solitary goal by Matteo Politano against Napoli was enough to win on Sunday evening in Serie A. 1-0 at AC Milan at AC Milan.
It was a match lacking in quality, but it had its moments of drama, with Ante Rebic sent off for the Rossoneri in the last minutes of the match.
Although both sides tried to create chances in the first half, both goalkeepers remained relatively calm. Milan’s best chance came when Rafael Leao shot straight at David Ospina as Napoli came close with a Piotr Zielinski shot that was saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Partenopei took the lead in the fourth minute of the second half when Zielinski made a through ball to Politano, who controlled the ball with his left foot and then beat Donnarumma with an angled shot from the right not preferred.
Napoli touches 2-0 when Fabian Ruiz hits the fly with his left but Donnarumma manages to save the ball.
Milan continue to seek the equalizer, with substitute Rebic providing a cross to Leao, who once again hits Ospina. On a free kick from Sandro Tonali he heads Rebic but Ospina manages to save with a nice save.
Rossoneri left-back Theo Hernandez was booked for a reckless foul on Victor Osimhen while previously there was a VAR review on a potential penalty. Fabrizio Pasqua, after a long delay, finally decided not to assign a penalty to the Devil and resumed playing.
Rebic suffered a red card for dissent in injury time, while Osimhen wasted an opportunity to double the Partenopei at the end.
Milan are now nine points behind city rival Inter Milan in the Serie A standings in second place, while Napoli share fifth place with Roma with 50 points.