MN: Maignan one of Milan’s heroes again – his incredible record in 2022 continues

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan got three fundamental points yesterday at San Siro as Rafael Leao’s late winner saw over 71,000 fans go home happy.

As MilanNews recall, Leao took advantage of an error in distribution from Terraciano and ran into the box before finishing low through the crowd to secure three golden points for Stefano Pioli’s team, who once again have Mike Maignan to thank.

The French goalkeeper, a few moments before Leao’s goal, made a brilliant stop to deny Cabral’s header with an incredible reflex stop where he kept out the initial effort and then smothered the rebound too.

The former Lille man has now reached 15 clean sheets in 29 league games and in 2022 he has conceded only eight goals, which is second place in the ‘top five’ European leagues as only Liverpool let in less (6).

In the absence of Ismael Bennacer, Maignan became the director of the Rossoneri’s attacks as he managed to find the attackers in behind many times. Pioli knows that he has multiple weapons to use, and with 7 points needed for the Scudetto they will all be used.

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  1. Best transfer in the last 5 years, with maybe only Ibra and his mentality changing transfer for a 7M per year salary being close to that.

  2. Imagine if we had a proper goalscorer… The title would’ve been ours ages ago 😂 should’ve spent some money on vlaovic

    1. I agree, but I don’t think Milan has 75M to spend on one player. Juventus sold Ronaldo and that was his 2 year salary, so the money was available. I would like to see Darwin Nunez join Milan next season, that would be perfect. Ibra could retire if we win the Serie A, and Giroud is a backup anyway.

    2. Imagine if we had someone to provide scoring chances to anyone really… Giroud, Rebic & Zlatan know how to score. The service is seriously lacking and no Darwin Nunez or even Håland would fix that.

  3. Yes, Giroud should’ve scored — that was a perfect pass by Kessie.
    And Leao should’ve scored w/ that sitter too but he made up for it in the end thankfully.

    Agree we need better players at RW and CAM to provide service — we already have one with Rebic who can play RW; but if we get Berardi or Dybala for next year, those are both players who can both score themselves AND provide good service.

  4. Better than gigio. And his build up passing! OMG. He could be slotted as midfielder and pass better than diaz and saelemaekers. His pass is pirlo’s lite!

  5. oh boy Milanello! That’s funny… but also sad (because I think it’s true that he really is a better passer than Diaz and Saele)

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