Results went AC Milan’s way over the weekend, but they must continue their course in the league and keep pace with Inter in the Scudetto race.
As Il Corriere dello Sport (via PianetaMilan) writes this morning, a partial assessment can be made after the October break at which point Milan will have already completed two rounds of the Champions League and will have understood where they are at after 10 summer signings.
Cagliari, Lazio and Genoa all arrive in the league and those three opponents combined have not collected the same points as the Rossoneri, which shows how much they are struggled.
Pioli has already taken into account the need for rotations, choices dictated by the parallel path in the Champions League. After the break the Rossoneri will immediately face Juventus and Napoli, so the goal is to make it three out of three before the internationals.
Lazio did look like being a potentially daunting fixture given the need to alternate domestic commitments with Europe, but they have just one win in five and tend to struggle at San Siro too.
In fact, it was the clear victory over Lazio last May in Milano which inaugurated a sequence of five home wins in a row for Pioli’s side in Serie A.