AC Milan vs. Napoli: Serie A Live Score, Highlights, Recap

Colin O'Brien@@ColliOBrienContributor ISeptember 22, 2013

FT Serie A coverage: AC Milan 1 - 2 Napoli, Giuseppe Meazza Stadium, Milan 

Napoli join Roma at the top of the Serie A table. It's only been four rounds, but this championship certainly has a very southern flavour to it.

The Partenopei were excellent in parts tonight, but they should have put this game to bed a lot earlier. If Milan has a full squad, they could have taken some if not all of the spoils. 

Credit should go to the Rossoneri for the spirit they showed; they fought until the final whistle but it wasn't enough. It's now a win, a draw and two losses for Milan in the league. If Allegri's not careful he could have a crisis on his hands very soon.

Starting line-ups:

Milan: Abbiati; Abate, Zapata, Mexes, Emanuelson; Poli, De Jong, Muntari; Birsa, Matri, Balotelli

Napoli: Reina; Mesto, Albiol, Britos, Zuniga; Dzemaili, Behrami; Insigne, Hamsik, Callejón; Higuain

Squads: 

Milan: Abbiati, Amelia, Coppola, Abate, Constant, Mexes, Vergara, Zaccardo, Zapata, Birsa, Cristante, Emanuelson, De Jong, Muntari, Nocerino, Poli, Balotelli, Matri, Niang, Robinho

Napoli: Rafael, Reina, Colombo, Albiol, Britos, Cannavaro, Fernandez, Armero, Behrami, Dzemaili, Hamsik, Inler, Maggio, Mesto, Zuniga, Callejon, Mertens, Higuain, Insigne, Pandev, Zapata

Preamble: 

Rafa Benitez's Napoli can join Roma at the top of the Serie A table this evening providing they can beat their hosts AC Milan at the San Siro. 

The Spaniard has a full squad to choose from, unlike his counterpart on the Milan bench, Max Allegri. The Rossoneri are without several key players for the game but will hope that Mario Balotelli can fire them to a win against the Partenopei. 

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