GdS: Maignan and Leao’s plan bears fruit with eight-second and 76.58m move

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan showed off one of their added weapons during the win over Sampdoria as Mike Maignan provided a laser of a ball to assist Rafael Leao for the opening goal.

La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) reports how Maignan’s long pass to the Portuguese was clocked at 76.58 metres, and the first touch from the former Lille man took him away from his man before setting himself and smashing the ball home. It was an action that took just eight seconds, and showed a perfect pattern that the two have often tried even in training.

After making great saves in the derby, this time the Rossoneri goalkeeper was decisive with a long ball that cut the Sampdoria defence in two, and it is clear to see that from a distribution point of view Maignan is among the best in Europe.

Meanwhile, Leao – who marked his 100th appearance for the club with a goal – is showing himself more and more to be a top level player and it is no mystery that Milan is working to secure him until 2026.

READ MORE: Milan player ratings from Sampdoria win – Leao decisive and trio impress

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