Often in football – especially in Italy – the team that concedes the least goals wins. However, scoring many goals certainly helps. For AC Milan, the latter has been a problem this season, as reflected by the standings.
Just look at the numbers of Atalanta, who have scored the most in Serie A this season by far (70 goals). However, they certainly haven’t conceded the least. Milan, on the other hand, have an obvious problem up front.
As today’s edition of Gazzetta Dello Sport (via MilanNews.it) points out, they have scored 28 goals in 26 games. This puts their attack in 15th place if you compare with the other teams, though their defence has somewhat saved the standings (34 conceded).
There is no hiding, though, that things haven’t gone to plan this season. Indeed, these are the worst figures for Milan in the three-point era. To find worse numbers, you have to back to 1986/87, when the Rossoneri registered 26 goals in 26 games.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is back but despite the positive impact, he can’t do everything alone. What would have happened to Milan without Ante Rebic’s explosion in 2020? One thing is certain, the Rossoneri have to improve their attack.