High press and Bennacer’s fascinating role: Tactical analysis of Milan’s draw with Roma

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan were 11 minutes away from making it five wins from five to begin the Serie A season, but were ultimately halted by a Roma equaliser as they drew 3-3 on Monday night.

The Rossoneri took the lead three times in the game through a Zlatan Ibrahimovic brace either side of Alexis Saelemaekers’ strike, but it was not enough as a leaky defence and some individual errors cost the team the chance to move four points clear at the top.

The first equaliser came from a corner that Tatarusanu flapped at and allowed Edin Dzeko to head into a virtually empty net, while the second was a controversial penalty awarded by referee Piero Giacomelli.

The third Roma goal was also avoidable, as Marash Kumbulla had the easy task of bundling into an empty net after Ibra had flicked on a low corner at the near post.

Below is an inquest into the tactical approach of Milan, courtesy of our writer Rohit Rajeev

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