Napoli – AC Milan: Rousing Rossoneri Continue The Revival (1-1)
The factions of the Neapolitan club put aside their problems in the belief that unity might push their players over the line. Indeed, it was a duel of tight margins. But, where one outfit labored to find the back of the net, the other fluidly proceeded into the final third in its best moments, engineering enough of a threat to break new ground on their road to recapturing former glory.
Tactical analysis and match report by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere.
The Italians can boast three clubs at this point of the competition for the first time in 17 years. This fixture blessed two of those with an opportunity to add modern success to their legendary histories.
It has been a historic year for Napoli. A 0-0 draw with Verona has only delayed the inevitable. Their 14 point gap at the top of the table has all but secured the return of the Scudetto to the south of Italy for the first time in 33 years since the days of Diego Maradona. These players are etching their names into Neapolitan folklore, and the process of mythmaking is now at a seminal moment. Their journey to the last eight of the Champions League already marks uncharted territory, but how far can they go?
Few have laid a glove on the champions elect in Serie A. Their visitors, AC Milan, remain in a select group. A
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