AC Milan will participate in three competitions this season and Serie A recently announced the schedule up until round 19. The Rossoneri have not exactly been dealt a good hand, as highlighted by Andrea Longoni.
It’s clear to everyone that good depth is needed to fight for the Scudetto and to reach the knockout phase of the Champions League. Usually, to further help the clubs, Serie A tailor the schedule of the league games based on the European clashes. However, Milan have not been that lucky this time out.
As highlighted by Andrea Longoni in his latest editorial for MilanNews, the scheduling is ‘questionable’ to say the least. In the first week of October, for example, Milan will face Dortmund away from home on Wednesday the 4th. Then, on the Saturday, they will take on Genoa away from home.
What’s most surprising in that case is the fact that there is an international break after that week, meaning it would have made sense to put Genoa-Milan on Sunday instead. This is something that the Rossoneri perhaps should file a complaint about.
After their six UCL group-stage games, Milan will play four times on Saturday while Inter, for reference, will do it just once. As Longoni concludes, the Rossoneri have not been dealt a good hand and should probably speak up.