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Milik makes his mark for Napoli

Napoli made amends for Gonzalo Higuain's shock departure by signing Arkadiusz Milik, and the Poland striker made sure fans got to know his name by hitting a first-half brace in a thrilling 4-2 win at the San Paolo yesterday morning (Singapore time).

Milik gave them a 2-0 lead by the 33rd minute, after he tapped home Dries Mertens' shot, which came off the post, then rose to beat goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma with a glancing header.

Milan looked to have fought their way back when M'Baye Niang, with a fine individual effort from a tight angle, and Spanish striker Suso, with a spectacular curling shot, pulled them level on 55 minutes.

But Juraj Kucka saw red soon after for a needless challenge on Mertens, his second bookable offence, and when Mertens saw Donnarumma save his angled drive with 16 minutes to play, Callejon ran in to convert the rebound.

Niang saw red for a second bookable offence in the 88th minute before Callejon scored another goal. - AFP.

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