CM: Milan have learned to win a different way – Torino victory came with minimal effort

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are beginning to develop a reputation as a team that know how to win no matter how well or how badly they play, a report claims.

Milan were far from their free-flowing best during last night’s 1-0 win over Torino at San Siro, but writes how the team were able to take advantage of the one major chance they got in the 90 minutes and showed the the necessary humility to defend the result with grit and determination.

Stefano Pioli’s side had everyone accustomed to playing games with high intensity, creating a lot of chances and scoring plenty of goals, but the win against the Granata came with minimum effort and the result was a sixth straight victory.

Last season, out of 53 overall matches including the Europa League and Coppa Italia, a 1-0 win occurred just once in the away game against Sparta Prague. Gradually, a different mentality has been formed, one that means the team can win without playing at their best.

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  1. Great clubs win even when they play their worst games. It is what separates winners and greats from the rest of the pack. This is the mentality needed to win Scudetto.

  2. Well, it wasn’t a minimum effort win but more a subject of luck. Torino had several good chances to score a goal. Minimum effort is when you don’t attack a lot therefore you don’t let opponents attack you as well. Like freezing the game somewhere in the middle.
    Just like Atletico have been doing since Simeone started managing them.

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