Match Preview: Napoli v AC Milan – Giornata 2

Team Form


W – 3/3 Points Collected

AC Milan

N/A – First Match of the Season

Match Preview

Second week in, and let’s pipe in the drama, shall we? AC Milan comes to the bay of Naples to visit Napoli in a match of reunions and a season starting for one of the teams involved.

First off, In Carlo Ancelotti’s first home match, he welcomes AC Milan. Carlo played for the Milan club for five years(1987-1992), and was the architect of two Champions League titles and one Scudetto  while in charge of the Rossoneri from 2001-2009. He takes on one of his former pupils in Gennaro “Rino” Gattuso. In pre-match interviews earlier this week, Ancelotti called Gattuso’s side “Attentive, compact and aggressive”, not unlike the boss who leads them.

On the other side, Milan bring two former Napoli players into their first matches as members of their new club. Pepe Reina, who was with Napoli for 4 years, across two stints, will likely be on the bench for this one, but Gonzalo Higuain will be coming too. The former record breaking Striker at Napoli, who left in the veil of secrecy for Juventus two summers ago, now arrives wearing black and red. It will be interesting to see if the Argentine gets the same type of reactions he got when he was wearing black and white…

Probable line-ups:

Napoli (4-3-3): Ospina; Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Allan, Hamsik, Zielinski; Callejon, Milik, Insigne

Milan (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Calabria, Mussachio, Romagnoli, Rodriguez; Kessie, Biglia, Bakayoko; Suso, Higuain, Bonaventura

By Ken Cioffredi

One Comment Add yours

  1. Josh Thiel says:

    Higuain will be booed and anytime he will get the ball supporters will whistle as loud as they can. He is dead to the Napoli supporter for transfering to the enemy. Heading to the San Paolo tonight with my fiancé. Her friend who’s boyfriend is a huge supporter said there are a ton of clubs from curve A that are protesting the first couple games because of ADL buying Bari. Forza Napoli Sempre!


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