Gattuso’s Napoli draws 2-2 against AC Milan

first_imgGattuso had both played for and coached Milan but had never faced the Rossoneri since leaving by mutual consent at the end of last season.There was a touching moment before the match when Gattuso embraced Milan technical director Paolo Maldini, who he played with at Milan for 10 years.“There are so many emotions, because it’s the first time I faced the team that made me become a man and made me win so much,” Gattuso said.“But I’m angry tonight with my players, because when you create seven to eight chances you need to score. It’s not just a problem with the forwards, we easily get to within 18-20 meters of the goal, but we still make so many mistakes and we need to improve.”Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma pulled off two superb saves before his side went ahead against the run of play in the 20th with Hernández volleying in Ante Rebić’s cross. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMILAN (AP) — Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso’s first-ever match against AC Milan ended in a 2-2 draw in Serie A on Sunday.Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Dries Mertens scored for Napoli to cancel out Theo Hernández’s opener but Franck Kessié leveled from the penalty spot 17 minutes from time.Napoli remained sixth in the Italian league, two points above Milan. Bonazzoli acrobatically volleyed in Samp’s second goal with a scissor-kick. Bram Nuytinck thought he had equalized moments later but it was ruled out for handball.Samp moved level on points with Udinese, six points above Lecce.Davide Faraoni also scored in similarly impressive fashion to help Hellas Verona draw 1-1 at Fiorentina, which leveled with practically the last kick of the match. Parma scored two stoppage-time goals to fight back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 against Bologna.___ Pandev fired Genoa in front in the 24th minute and the hosts had a great chance to double their lead 13 minutes later but Iago Falque had his weak penalty saved by Spal goalkeeper Karlo Letica after Arkadiusz Reca tripped Francesco Cassata.Genoa did get a second shortly after halftime when Schöne curled a magnificent free kick into the top corner.It could have had a third moments later but Andrea Pinamonti hit the post.OTHER MATCHESFederico Bonazzoli scored a spectacular goal six minutes from time to help Sampdoria to a vital 3-1 win at fellow struggler Udinese. Genoa improved its chances of avoiding relegation with a 2-0 win over last-place Spal.Goran Pandev and Lasse Schöne scored in each half and Genoa also had a penalty saved.It was Genoa’s first win since the restart and lifted the team out of the relegation zone. Genoa is one point above Lecce which hit the woodwork twice in a 0-0 draw at Cagliari. Spal is 11 points from safety with six matches remaining.The match in Genoa was played at a sluggish pace, with temperatures topping 30 degrees Celsius (90 F) . Napoli leveled 14 minutes later when Donnarumma could only parry Lorenzo Insigne’s free kick into the path of Di Lorenzo, who tapped in the rebound.And the hosts went ahead on the hour mark as José Callejón pulled the ball back for Mertens whose effort squirmed under Donnarumma at his near post.Milan had not lost since the restart and leveled when Giacomo Bonaventura was tripped in the box by Nikola Maksimović and Kessié converted the resulting penalty.Milan played the final few minutes with 10 men after midfielder Alexis Saelemaekers was sent off following two bookings in three minutes.RELEGATION FIGHTcenter_img Associated Press July 12, 2020 Gattuso’s Napoli draws 2-2 against AC Milan More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

Adnan Zahirović will play for Dinamo Minsk

first_imgFootball player of BiH Adnan Zahirović is the new player of Dinamo Minsk from Belarus. He left his current club Spartak Nalchik and went to Minsk where he’ll play until the end of the season.According to Russian media, Zahirović should earn half a million EUR with this transfer.He’s one of the best players of Spartak, he scored goals regularly although he’s a midfielder. In BiH team he’s considered to be the heir of Elvir Rahimić. He played for BiH in 15 matches.Zahirović was born in Banja Luka in 1990, finished primary school in Travnik, and went to youth school of FC ”Čelik” from Zenica, and had its debut for its first team in 2008. He quickly became the football player in U21 team and he is now indispensable in BiH national football team.last_img read more