This morning, AC Milan woke up and saw their name at the top of the Serie A standings. Something to smile about but the question everyone is asking in Italy is: “for how long ? » The advance of the Rossoneri melts like snow in the sun. There is only a small dot left on Naples. The victory in the derby against Inter seems far away now and the draw conceded against Bologna (0-0) at San Siro on Monday at the end of the 31st day materializes the big problem of the Lombards for more than a month. They can’t score anymore.
Yesterday, despite 33 shots including 7 on target, the Milanese failed to deceive the Rossoblù defense. It would have been necessary for that to be calmer, more thoughtful in the last 30 meters, to be less clumsy but neither Giroud nor Messias, who started in the eleven, did not succeed, no more than the entrants Ibrahimovic or Rebic. . The evil is very deep, as this terrible statistic published in the Gazzetta dello Sport this Tuesday morning.
Terrible offensive inefficiency
In the last six games in all competitions, AC Milan have scored only four times in all the same 103 attempts. “Match analysis is easyassured Pioli after the meeting. We didn’t find our game, the light, the last pass, a lot of balls could have been played better… listed the Italian technician with regret. We found ourselves against a team that defended very well. This kind of match, if you unlock it, everything becomes easier, otherwise it’s complicated.
The Milanese seemed nervous too, as if something was wrong. The problem is as much collective as individual. If the 56 goals scored since the start of the championship are not infamous (4th attack in Serie A tied with Naples, Hellas and Sassuolo), no great scorer has asserted himself since the start of the season. AC Milan’s top scorers with 11 goals each (including tax), Olivier Giroud and Rafael Leão have not scored for their club since March 6 and February 25 respectively.
A bad omen for the final sprint
For Ibrahimovic, long injured it is true, we have to go back to January 9 to see his 8th and last goal of the season. The other attacking players also fail to do well. Brahim Diaz, Junior Messias and Ante Rebic have 12 goals between them. “The performance was good. There was energy and quality until the last 20 meters. There, we missed something; We build a lot but we do little. And you have to be more efficient in the penalty area.finally warned a still optimistic Pioli. “The next (game) will be better.” There will be no choice because it is Milan’s first Scudetto since 2011 that is being played.