AC Milan now face an uphill battle to secure a top four spot after a damaging 0-0 draw at home against Cagliari last night.
As La Gazzetta dello Sport writes (via MilanNews), the match against Atalanta will be a real mountain to climb and the Rossoneri will have to win a place in the Champions League by facing their most feared opponent, the only one they have not been able to beat during the management of Pioli.
Milan have managed – for the umpteenth time this season – to hurt themselves. The cycle however could close where it all began: in Bergamo, on 22 December 2019, when Milan lost 5-0 to Atalanta that gave rise to the current project with the additions of Kjaer and Ibrahimovic. The team are now obliged to fight to the last breath against Atalanta who certainly will not lie down, even if they are already qualified for the Champions League.
The train that passes through Bergamo is the last – and the most difficult – to take. Pioli’s team has shown that they know how to recover in the most complicated situations, but this time they will have to be able to tame their fears and play the game of their lives.