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1 March 2011
• Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano
Referee: G. Rocchi
• Attendance: 77276
90' + 4'
That's it! Milan beat Napoli 3-0 to keep their title hopes on course with an excellent result as an Ibrahimovic penalty, Boateng and then Pato settle the score.
90' + 2'
Napoli appear to have given up the fight now as Milan hold onto the ball.
Campagnaro does well to come in and goes for the right-foot shot from the edge of the box... wide of the mark!
Napoli appear to have burst into life late on as they look for a consolation goal.
Yebda still battling for Napoli, but he is having a hard time trying to beat Flamini.
Ohhh! Great clearance from Thiago Silva who makes a last ditch clearance on Cavani following a decent cross from Dossena.
Shot from Gargano for Napoli... way over the crossbar.
Assist Alessandro Nesta
Goal Alexandre Pato
Ten minutes remain, but It's all over for Napoli. It's damage limitation from the Azzurri now.
GOAL! Milan 3-0 Napoli! And it's Pato who smashes the ball into the net with his right following a furious break from his side.
And Milan seem to have this one in the bag. They have been dominant from start to finish. Napoli have never really been involved in the game. The Rossoneri fully deserve their two goal lead.
Assist Alexandre Pato
Goal Kevin-Prince Boateng
Yellow Card Kevin-Prince Boateng
GOAL! Milan double their lead with Boateng who gets onto Pato's ball to finish superbly as he beats De Sanctis with a powerful left-foot strike.
Milan continue to press as Gattuso takes a breather, he seems tired.
Zuniga does well to get down the flank for Napoli as he charges forward, his colleagues wait for the cross... no! Terrible pass as he gets too much power on the ball.
Gargano tries to cross three times... third time lucky as the ball reaches Cannavaro... his header is soft though and it goes wide without troubling Abbiati.
Yellow Card Walter Gargano
Ibrahimovic plays the ball for Flamini who is in a great position... left-foot shot is fired... well wide. Another poor effort from the midfielder.
Aronica brings down Boateng. Free-kick Milan... Pato takes it, but it's central, and Napoli's defence can clear.
Thiago Silva bursts down the middle of the park and passes for Pato... Good closing down from Cannavaro who makes the challenge for Napoli.
Gargano with the ball again as he opens a channel down the left for Dossena... he is caught offside. It's a poor decision.
Free-kick Napoli... Gargano whips the ball in... Abbiati sees it go wide.
Napoli in trouble. It seems as if Mazzarri's men have stayed inside the dressing room psychologically. No response from them as Milan play as they like.
Ohhh! Great save by De Sanctis who flies across goal to stop a rocket from Pato!
Good save from Abbiati who uses his feet to stop Mascara's shot. Milan continue to dominate possession, Napoli seem flat after the penalty blow.
Robinho does well to cross for Jankulovski... De Sanctis is there as he saves.
And Milan are in front within five minutes of the second half restarting. Replays suggest the penalty is the right decision as Aronica clearly handles.
Penalty Goal Zlatan Ibrahimovic
GOAL! Milan take the lead as Ibrahimovic converts the penalty!
Yellow Card Salvatore Aronica
PENALTY FOR MILAN as Aronica sticks his arm at the ball from a corner to prevent Pato from getting onto it!
The second half is underway. No changes to either side. But, Cassano is warming up for Milan.
Half -time at San Siro! Milan 0-0 Napoli. It's a stalemate thus far at San Siro. Milan have been the better side by far creating plenty, but Napoli have proved solid.
Yellow Card Alexandre Pato
Ohhh! Aronica becomes Napoli's goalkeeper as he blocks a shot from Pato after he beats De Sanctis... that should have been 1-0 Milan. Great defending from the Azzurri who are clinging onto life.
Throw in for Milan... it falls to Robinho on the right and he goes for the cross-shot, but it's a less than perfect effort.
Pato does well to cut inside from the right... he plays a nice ball for Ibrahimovic who shoots... over! Milan continue to divide the game, but they are yet to make their game dominance count.
Flamini's shot is sky high and wayward as it goes into the stands. A terrible effort from the Frenchman.
What a chance for Milan, but Van Bommel takes too long and sees it fizzle out. He delays the shot, allowing Aronica to charge him down and clear the danger.
Robinho makes a fine run... he sees Ibrahimovic and serves him, the striker cuts inside and hits a left-foot shot, but Maggio gets the block on it.
Mascara finds Cavani in the box... Thiago Silva commits and makes the challenge... Cavani goes down, but there is no penalty.
It's all Milan as Van Bommel tries to find Robinho, but his pass is poor. The Rossoneri are in control, but their final ball needs improvement.
Quick break by Milan with Ibrahimovic... he finds Flamini... good clearance from Pazienza who puts the ball out for a Milan corner which comes to nothing.
Pato does well to control the ball inside the area... he winds up the shot, but he is stopped after being caught offside. Good decision.
Campagnaro fails to get power on his clearance. The ball falls to Gattuso outside the box... he shoots... high and over.
Mazzarri comes off the bench to liven up his players. He is unhappy with their performance thus far even though they are coping well under Milan pressure.
Gattuso to Flamini who plays it for Ibrahimovic. The striker goes down in the box under a challenge from Cannavaro, but the referee waves play on. No penalty.
Cavani is caught offside. Good play from both sides thus far; Milan dominate possession.
Ohhh! Great work by Hamsik as he dazzles Jankulovski... he hits the ball with pace, but it's wide of Abbiati's goal.
Great run by Napoli's Maggio who beats his marker and sends the ball into Cavani... Thiago Silva gets the block for Milan as he clears the danger.
Ohhh! Abate finds Ibrahimovic who goes for the first-time shot, but it lacks punch, leaving De Sanctis to save the ball.
Ibrahimovic loses the ball to Campagnaro who finds Cavani... he takes a left-foot snap shot, but it's wide of the mark.
Great challenge from Gargano on Pato who goes on a run in towards the box, but he is quickly stopped by the Napoli man. Quick start from both teams with a high tempo early on.
Good start from Milan as Ibrahimovic controls well to feed Pato... he is offside though. Good call from the assistants.
Ohhh! Pato goes down on the edge of the box... the referee waves play on. No foul.
And we are off... Milan get the game underway.
MILAN: Abbiati, Abate, Nesta, Thiago Silva, Jankulovski, Gattuso,Van Bommel, Flamini, Robinho, Ibrahimovic, Pato.
Here are the official line ups: NAPOLI: De Sanctis, Campagnaro, P. Cannavaro, Aronica, Maggio, Pazienza, Gargano, Dossena, Mascara, Hamsik, Cavani.
Hello and welcome to Goal.com's live commentary of the week 27 Serie A clash between Milan and Napoli at San Siro. The game is being billed as a Scudetto decider, meaning both coaches have picked their strongest sides.
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