AC Milan secures their place in the Champions League semi-finals with a remarkable performance against Napoli. Despite facing a one-goal deficit from the first leg, Milan managed to put the hosts under pressure and create opportunities throughout the game.
Rafael Leao’s quick feet earned Milan a penalty, but Olivier Giroud’s spot kick was saved by Alex Meret. However, Leao and Giroud combined again minutes later, with Leao’s powerful running allowing him to set up Giroud for an easy finish.
In the second half, Napoli struggled to create chances and were unable to save their European campaign, even after a penalty was awarded against Fikayo Tomori. Kvaratskhelia’s penalty was saved by Milan’s impressive goalkeeper, Mike Maignan.
Although Victor Osimhen scored a goal for Napoli in the 93rd minute, it was too late for the hosts as they fell to a 2-1 aggregate defeat. For Milan, this victory marks their return to the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since 2006/07, the year they were last crowned European champions.
Match got tougher, Napoli struggles against AC Milan
Napoli has faced AC Milan three times this month, but unfortunately, they have yet to secure a victory. Here are the results from those games:
- April 2nd: Napoli 0-4 AC Milan
- April 12th: AC Milan 1-0 Napoli
- April 18th: Napoli 1-1 AC Milan
Although Victor Osimhen’s late header secured a draw in the most recent match, it was not enough to keep Napoli in the Champions League.
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Stefano Pioli’s men deliver an outstanding performance against their Serie A rivals, and the AC Milan substitutes rush onto the pitch to celebrate their famous result.
This victory secures AC Milan a place in the Champions League semi-finals!