AC Milan secured a slim advantage over Napoli in the first leg of their all-Italian Champions League

AC Milan secured a slim advantage over Napoli in the first leg of their all-Italian Champions League

AC Milan secured a narrow 1-0 victory against Napoli in the first leg of their all-Italian Champions League quarter-final clash, thanks to a first-half goal by Ismael Bennacer. Napoli started strongly, but Milan weathered the early storm and grew into the game. Braham Diaz’s breakaway set up the winning goal, with Bennacer firing home from the edge of the area. Napoli’s Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa was sent off in the second half, and Milan came close to adding a second goal when Simon Kjaer’s header hit the underside of the bar. The second leg will take place next Tuesday.

AC Milan secured a slim advantage over Napoli in the first leg of their all-Italian Champions League quarter-final thanks to a first-half goal from Ismael Bennacer. Bennacer struck from the edge of the area after a breakaway move initiated by Braham Diaz. Despite Napoli’s early pressure, Milan weathered the storm and grew into the game. Napoli’s chances of mounting a comeback in the second leg were dealt a blow when Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa was sent off, earning two yellow cards in less than four minutes. Milan will head to the second leg with a one-goal lead.