Don’t blink! If you do you open your eyes there is another team at the top of Serie A. The last two weeks have seen three teams play musical chairs with the summit, the two teams above and defending Champs Inter. The Rossonerri are looking to revenge the controversial loss at the San Siro in the reverse fixture in the second versus third match. The upsurge in form of Frenchman Olivier Giroud has relegated Zlatan to the bench in recent games. Giroud hasn’t disappointed holding the forward line well. One of the most unselfish strikers around, Giroud had a one two with Bennacer that nearly produced the opening goal. Koulibaly on first glance looked like he tripped the Algerian at the end of the play to concede the penalty. The ref changed his mind at the last moment. Probably feeling Bennacer went down too easily. This was one of many chanced Milan created in this match despite having limited possession of the ball. Creative wise they are solid with Tonali the driving force in midfield. Napoli on the other hand did not create much chances for their impressive striker Osimhen.

The three attacking players playing behind the Nigerian were operating too far behind him when Milan attacked such that they couldn’t makeup teh ground when they won the ball from the Rossonerri. Just watch the attack on 55 seconds on the clip. Osimhen reduced to half chances like that as the Napoli transition play was too slow. The deadlock was broken four minutes into the second half and it was Giroud again. It was a typical poachers finish. A hopeful shot from Calabria was poked home. Now see Osimhen raising his hand for offside and Koulibaly looking guiltily at the linesman? Koulibaly’s form has dipped in recent games and it is shown by this. Not only did he play him onside, the Senegalese wasn’t aware of where the striker is at all times which is the golden rule of defending. Both teams were wasteful in front of goal in the match. But none so bad as Belgian Saelemeakers’s chance late on which he blazed over with Ospina to beat. Milan are top for the week with 60 points from 28 games, Inter have a game in hand are two pints behind with the Naples side a further point away after playing 28 games.