GdS: Clean sheet finally arrives for the Kjaer-Tomori pairing – Milan’s defence appears stronger

By Oliver Fisher -

There is seemingly no end of positives to draw from Milan’s 3-0 win over Juventus on Sunday, with the clean sheet being one of the biggest.

La Gazzetta dello Sport writes how for the second game in a row, the goals conceded column for the Rossoneri was filled with a zero. The 2-0 win over a Benevento team in crisis was perhaps not a surprise, but the ‘Super Milan’ against Ronaldo and Co. showed that the Tomori-Kjaer pairing is capable of holding up against the league’s best. It is good news for Milan especially because it marks the first time the duo have not conceded a goal when fielded together.

The English and the Dane appear to be a perfect combination as the former is fast and aggressive while the latter is experienced and composed. Prior to the Juve game they had started 10 games together, but – with the exception of the match against Juve – they had always conceded at least one goal.

They let in 2 in the two legs against Manchester United, 3 against Lazio, 2 against Fiorentina and Sassuolo, then 1 against Roma, Parma, Sampdoria and Genoa. Romagnoli played against Benevento, but in Turin Tomori took back his place and scored a good goal. Regarding his future, Maldini and Massara want to sign him and while the €28m option to buy is high, a top four finish could be crucial.

Milan had not kept two clean sheets in a row since January 2021 – Torino and Cagliari, both of which ended 2-0 – and then only two clean sheets in four months since.

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