Serie A round-up: Napoli see off AC Milan in six-goal thriller
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 27/08/16 11:20pm
Napoli survived a second-half scare to beat nine-man AC Milan 4-2 in an incident-packed Serie A clash on Saturday night.
Milan recovered from a two-goal half-time deficit to level, but their fightback proved in vain as Juraj Kucka and M'Baye Niang were sent off in the final 15 minutes and Napoli took advantage.
Summer signing Arkadiusz Milik scored twice before the break, his first goals since joining Napoli from Ajax.
The Poland striker opened his account after 18 minutes when Dries Mertens' shot struck the post and fell kindly for him.
Milik claimed his second after 33 minutes when he rose above Kucka from Jose Callejon's corner and directed a firm header past Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Milan's teenage goalkeeper had kept his side in the game at the interval with two splendid saves from Mertens, and he was rewarded when his side restored parity after 10 minutes of the second half.
Niang showed his pace and power before beating Jose Reina with a low left-foot shot and then Spanish midfielder Suso struck a beauty from 20 yards.
But Milan imploded after Mertens' 74th-minute shot was pushed out by Donnarumma for Callejon to finish from close range.
Kucka immediately picked up a second yellow card for shoving over Mertens and Niang was also cautioned again for preventing Reina taking a quick throw.
Napoli wrapped up victory when the unfortunate Alessio Romagnoli put through his own net in the final seconds.
Juventus' 1-0 win at Lazio was a far quieter affair with Sami Khedira settling a game of few chances in Rome.
Khedira had been on target in the champions' opening 2-1 victory over Fiorentina last weekend.
And the Germany midfielder was in the right place again after 66 minutes to profit from Paulo Dybala's clever ball over the home defence.