Goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma made two direct mistakes that led to AC Milan’s goals in a 2-2 draw against Napoli. The number one AC Milan goalkeeper has a disastrous performance on the San Paulo pitch in the round of 32 Serie A 2019/20 round.
The team of red and black striped shirts entered the confrontation with Napoli, a direct competitor for the European Cup next season. He has a record of 6 unbeaten matches since the return of Italian football after the Covid-19 epidemic.
AC Milan was the better team to enter with Theo Hernandez’s opening goal in the 20th minute. Gianluigi Donnarumma also had many situations to prevent dangerous shots from the trio of Dries Mertens, Jose Callejon and Lorenzo Insigne in the attack of Napoli.
The turning point came in the 34th minute when Gennaro Gatusso’s men were awarded a free kick on the left wing. Donnarumma could not catch or punch the ball away.
He put the ball in the box, into the right range of Giovanni Di Lorenzo. The Italian midfielder only needs a simple cushion to close the ball to balance the score for Napoli.
In the second half, the goalkeeper, born in 1999, continued to make a mistake when he let Dries Mertens’s shot into the groin. Before that, Donnarumma made a closed foot but could not match the force of the Napoli striker.
At both goals, the camera was directed to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s position. The Swedish striker shook his head in frustration at his brother’s mistake, causing AC Milan to lose the advantage.
Franck Kessie scored the goal from the point of 11 m to pull back 1 point for the visitors in the 73rd minute. The game became tense at the last minute with four yellow cards drawn by referee Federico La Penna for AC Milan. In particular, Alexis Saelemaekers is a disqualified player at the end of the match.
Speaking at a post-match press conference, Napoli coach Gatusso said: “This is my first time facing AC Milan so I have a lot of emotions. I have to be angry with my players. The club was created, we should have put the ball in the net instead of struggling like this “.
This result makes the San Siro team temporarily ranked 7th in the Serie A rankings of 2019/20, 2 points behind rival Napoli.