GdS: Ibrahimovic goes missing against Liverpool when Milan needed him most

By Oliver Fisher -

Zlatan Ibrahimovic came up short for AC Milan on the night when they needed him most as the Rossoneri crashed out of the Champions League as bottom of the group.

This morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) reports how yesterday was not an evening to remember for Ibrahimovic, who did not perform as all the Milan fans expected despite being the one that Stefano Pioli and the young core of the team were hoping to lean on.

With a goal in the competition he would have overtaken Francesco Totti and would become the oldest scorer in Champions League history with what would have also been his 50th goal in the top European club competition, but in truth he never came close to netting.

He played just 31 in the whole game which is too few to imagine he would be decisive. It is also true that his team-mates did not give him the best service, but a different Ibra will be needed now there are only domestic competitions to focus on.

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  1. TBF, Ibra is 40 yrs old. And we were unable to play through the press of Liverpool to get the ball to him. He did win most of the headers when we went long but no one was there for the 2nd ball, usually Rebic picks up those headers from Ibra.
    I cannot say he disappeared, we just couldn’t feed him the ball as much as he needed it.
    The pressing of Liverpool was very good and Tonali had a very bad game with many loose passes. Bennacer changed things a bit and we were able to get to the middle a bit but in the end it just wasn’t enough. Now we have on Serie A and Coppa Italia and should aim to win the title from here on

    1. Agree with your points but I will say Ibra looked hesitant in a couple of his chances where he was free from defenders, especially in the first half. I believe he had 2 occasions where he could have just shot on goal but instead stopped and looked for a pass. He probably couldn’t keep up with the game. Unfortunate but nothing you can do.

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