Napoli, Milan set for heavyweight bout

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2020-21 Serie A

Matchday 8

21-22 November 2020


Two of Italy's heavyweight contenders will battle for ascendancy when Napoli welcome Milan to the Stadio San Paulo on the evening of Sunday 22 November 2020, kick-off at 20:45. The match is one of 10 spread over 21-22 November as part of Matchday 8 in the 2020-21 Serie A season.


Napoli come into the clash placed third on the log with 14 points, having claimed a 1-0 away win over Bologna on November 8, thanks to a goal from Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen. Manager Gennaro Gattuso insists his side must take it one step at a time.


Ismael Bennacer

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“I don’t like this talk of Scudetto and us having to kill teams off easily. Calm down. We are a strong team who can run into difficulty when we only play one half well,” Gattuso explained. “This is a team that needs to be kept on their toes and at times, we still have some off days. When we get hammered, we need to react straight away.”

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Milan, meanwhile, maintained top spot with 17 points and remained unbeaten after a 2-2 draw at home to Hellas Verona in which they needed a late equaliser from Zlatan Ibrahimovic to complete a comeback from two goals down.


“We were coming off our first defeat in many months and tonight almost immediately went 2-0 down. We reacted, we showed that we are a strong team and that we have character,” said manager Stefano Pioli. I have some strong lads, but we are the youngest team in the league and that doesn’t stop us being mature lads too.”


Kalidou Koulibaly

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In head-to-head stats, Napoli and Milan have met in 39 matches across all competitions since 1993. The Neapolitans have claimed 12 wins compared to 11 for the Rossoneri, with 16 games ending in draws.


The teams' Serie A meetings last season both ended in draws: 1-1 in Milan in November 2019 and 2-2 in Naples in July 2020.


Serie A fixtures, 21-22 November


Saturday 21 November

15:00: Crotone v Lazio

18:00: Spezia v Atalanta

20:45: Juventus v Cagliari


Sunday 22 November

12:30: Fiorentina v Benevento

15:00: Internazionale v Torino

15:00: Roma v Parma

15:00: Sampdoria v Bologna

15:00: Hellas Verona v Sassuolo

18:00: Udinese v Genoa

20:45: Napoli v Milan


Selected head-to-head stats


Napoli v Milan

Matches played 39

Napoli wins 12

Milan wins 11

Draws 16

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Published: 11/19/2020