Thursday, February 22, 2024

FT: Napoli 1-1 AC Milan, AC Milan Qualify for Semifinals (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)

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AC Milan have qualified for the semifinals of the 2022/23 Champions League after eliminating Serie A rivals Napoli, MySportDab reports.

First Half Report

Napoli dominated proceedings as the the match kicked off.

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Luciano Spalletti had to overturn a narrow 1-0 defeat in first leg at San Siro to progress to the semifinals.

It was a heated contest as the Azzurri bundled the visitors with good swathe of possession but failed to break the goal deadlock.

AC Milan gave a good account of themselves in their own half, holding off the challenge while keeping their attacking instincts intact.

Twenty two minutes into the game, Napoli conceded a penalty and AC Milan had a golden chance to double their aggregate lead but Giroud missed it.

The game continued with both sides looking to take the lead with a great attacking pace when with the ball.

At the cusp of the end of the first half, AC Milan dropped the bombshell with Olivier Giroud on target.

The France international atone for his penalty miss with a perfect finish for the Rossoneri following Raphael Leao’s dazzling run.

It was a nightmare goal against Napoli as AC Milan looked to complete a double over the home side, heading into the break with a 1-0 lead.

Second Half Report

The second half began with Napoli ramping up their attempts to find an equaliser and possibly pull a comeback.

They held sway on the game and dominated proceedings going forward.

AC Milan retreated to their half defending to sustain their narrow 1-0 lead as the pressure continued to mount.

With the second half far spent, it was still AC Milan still maintaining the lead as Napoli blanked goal scoring chances.

Napoli ramped up the pressure late into the final minutes of the game but could not break the goal deadlock with Kvaratschelia missing a late penalty to the home side.

In stoppage-time, Victor Osimhen salvaged a draw for the home side but it was too late to pull a comeback as AC Milan hung on to settle for a 1-1 draw and progress to the semifinals after the final whistle.

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