Ismael Bennacer gave AC Milan a 1-0 house win over runaway Serie A leaders Napoli within the first leg of their Champions League quarter-remaining because the guests had Frank Anguissa despatched off within the second half.
Bennacer scored a primary-half winner as he hammered previous Alex Meret to place Milan on the right track for a primary Champions League semi-remaining since 2007, after they gained the competitors.
Napoli, who’re 22 factors forward of Milan in Serie A however have been with out injured star striker Victor Osimhen for the primary leg, had spells of dominance on the San Siro as they noticed an effort cleared off the road within the first minute and hit the bar within the second half.
But Anguissa picked up two yellow playing cards within the area of three minutes and 45 seconds to see purple within the 74th minute to halt their momentum, though Giovanni Di Lorenzo noticed an effort effectively saved by Mike Maignan late on.
Milan, who solely had two pictures on course, will take a slim result in Naples for the return leg on Tuesday with Luciano Spalletti’s aspect with out each Anguissa and Min-Jae Kim for the sport after the defender picked up a second-half reserving.
The winner of the tie will both play Inter Milan or Benfica within the semi-finals, with Inter in management after a 2-0 first-leg win in Portugal.
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The second leg takes place in Naples on April 18; kick-off 8pm.
Up subsequent for AC Milan, they journey to Bologna in Serie A on Saturday; kick-off 2pm.
Meanwhile, league leaders Napoli host Hellas Verona, additionally on Saturday; kick-off 5pm.