AC Milan’s difficult league form continued on Saturday night as they were beaten 3-1 by Udinese at the Dacia Arena, ruining a night in which Zlatan Ibrahimovic set a record.
La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) write how Milan’s crisis in the league persists as the Rossoneri ended the month of March with zero victories across Serie A and the Champions League, despite qualifying for the quarter-finals after a draw against Spurs.
They amassed only one point in the last three league matches (Fiorentina, Salernitana and Udinese), thus complicating the path to get top four, and last night they were outplayed by Sottil’s team.
The home side took the lead in the first half with a shot from Pereyra that left everyone standing still and while a reaction from Milan followed and Ibrahimovic netted a penalty in the second half – becoming the oldest player to score in Serie A in the process – what followed was more concerning.
Beto and Ehizibue scored for Udinese to seal a 3-1 win while Pioli’s Milan have totally lost their identity on the pitch and the defensive solidity they had found in February, keeping clean sheets against Torino, Tottenham, Monza and Atalanta.
The second half saw the Rossoneri play a 4-2-3-1 formation, but once again without ever being dangerous. Even the substitutions – De Ketelaere, Rebic and Origi – did not help, creating great confusion and making a lot of mistakes.