W – 3/3 Points Collected
N/A – First Match of the Season
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…
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