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Sunday, 22 March 2009

Napoli 0 Milan 0

With Inzaghi in goal-scoring form and players like Pato, Beckham, Seedorf and Maldini, one could have expected Milan to make an impression on this game early on in the first half.
Napoli however, were not about to roll over and threatened Dida's goal on several occassions. Milan looked comfortable without really supplying the telling final ball to a lone Inzaghi, but it was Napoli who had the ball in the net from a corner after 36 minutes only for it to be (wrongly) ruled offside.
The first half saw Beckham appearing once again more in the center of midfield before returning to his traditional right wing role in the second half.
The second half saw Milan with large chunks of possession, and Napoli had to be concerned to see Seedorf take the bench after 10 minutes of the second half to be replaced by Ricardo Kaka on his way back from injury. Inzaghi also left the field just after the hour mark to be replaced by Ronaldinho leaving Milan with a trio of Brazilians up front with Kaka and Pato already on the field. Almost immediately Napoli spurned a golden chance to score, illustrating the point that although Milan had all the possession, Napoli probably had made better chances.

As the game wore on, Napoli threatened more and Milan still failed to really create any convincing goal-scoring opportunities, hardly causing the Napoli keeper to stretch himself. Dida on the other hand was kept busy in the Milan goal, and still is a cause for concern with some of his decision-making.
The game became ugly five minutes from the end with players squaring up and coaching staff and substitutes spilling onto the pitch and the ref losing control somewhat. However the game resumed and on 90 minutes Beckham had a chance from a free-kick, the keeper got down well at his right-hand post to deny Milan a goal - the last reportable action in a disappointing game which Napoli should feel they could have won, Milan should be happy with the draw after an unconvincing performance.

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