GdS: Milan’s forwards freeze again without Ibrahimovic – against Atalanta it could be a problem

By Oliver Fisher -

Just as has happened in several important stages of the season, AC Milan looked lost on Sunday night without Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

After scoring three goals against Juventus and beating Torino 7-0 in the space of a few days, Milan failed to break through Cagliari’s defence. La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) questions what would have happened with the leader Ibrahimovic on the pitch.

Against Cagliari, Pioli tried them all, deploying Rebic, Leao and Mandzukic (albeit in the 88th minute), but the situation has not changed. No Rossoneri striker seems to feel at ease in the area, and this can only be a problem for a team that in Bergamo will be without the Swede again.

Rebic did not manage to be as incisive, Leao tried but with poor results and Mandzukic was thrown into the fray too late. The size of the Croatian would have been convenient to fill the area, but Pioli admitted after the game that he was not fit enough to play for longer. Against Atalanta, the hope has to be that more spaces emerge to attack.

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3 Comments

  1. victor says:

    Why is it that our players are afraid to shoot at goal ?

  2. aevarez says:

    It clearly show how uneaven Seria A is. in all other leagues 76 points is a guaranteed Championship League ticket.
    Really hope that AC Milan will have a game of their life on Sunday, My gut says that Juventus and Napoli will steamroll through their opponents.

  3. jimmy1138 says:

    Rebic had a 100% chance but completely missed the timing on that header. However in games like this you got to take chances like that.
    Then seeing the penalties Juve and Napoli got this weekend while the Cagliari defender drags Rebic down gripping the jersey at the collar makes me literally sick.
    If we miss the CL my screen will be in serious danger next season every time I see the stupid faces of Cuadrado and Calvarese…

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