POINT AT THE SAN PAOLO, 22 February 2016


Milan play out a 1-1 draw with Napoli in round 26 of Serie A.


MILAN – The round 26 Serie A match between Napoli and Milan at the San Paolo ended in a 1-1 draw on Monday night.

The Azzurri enjoyed most of the possession, ramping up the pressure as the first-half wore on, and eventually found the opener on 39 minutes courtesy of a deflected effort from Lorenzo Insigne.

Milan reacted immediately though, and on the cusp of half-time, Kalidou Koulibaly headed a Keisuke Honda cross into the path of Giacomo Bonaventura who made no mistakes to volley in the equaliser.

The second-half followed a similar pattern with the hosts seeing most of the ball, and while Dries Mertens had an effort crash against the far-post, the Rossoneri rear-guard held firm to collect an important point and keep the team’s unbeaten run in the league going.

CLICK HERE for the minute by minute match-report.

Here are the stats and facts meanwhile to emerge from the match:

6 – the number of goals scored by Giacomo Bonaventura this season in Serie A.

8 – the number of consecutive matches unbeaten for the Rossoneri in Serie A after the draw in Naples.

15 – the number of points collected by Milan in the second-half of the season. From the first 7 matches of the season, the Rossoneri had collected just 9.

10 May 1992 – the last time Napoli-Milan at the San Paolo ended 1-1 in Serie A. On that day, the goals were scored by Riijkaard and Blanc.