AC Milan failed to extend their winning run last time out as Hellas Verona snatched a point in the 1-1 draw. The Rossoneri were struggling with a few notable absentees, mainly Ismael Bennacer and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
In today’s edition of Gazzetta Dello Sport (via MilanNews.it), the difference between the Rossoneri with and without Ibrahimovic has been highlighted. It’s no doubt that the 38-year-old is a very important player for Stefano Pioli’s side.
With ‘Ibra’ on the pitch, Milan have an average of 1.5 goals scored per game vs. 0.9 goals without him. Furthermore, the Rossoneri have an average of 0.5 goals conceded per game vs. 1.4 goals without the big Swede.
Finally, they also have a higher average of shots per game with the 38-year-old (18.5 vs. 15.3). In other words, Ibrahimovic’s presence for the derby against Inter will be essential, with Milan looking to grab their first win against their city rivals in quite some time.