CM: Milan’s attacking problems clear to see – supporting cast not up to the task

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have now failed to score in three of their last four games across all competitions and it has become very apparent that the attack has a lot of shortfalls. report how the 3-0 defeat in the Coppa Italia semi-final second leg was a blow, but there are still five games in which to try to score the highest number of points and the hope that Simone Inzaghi’s team will run into some false missteps along the way.

However, there is enough to suggest that Milan should be worried about the upcoming fixtures and more specifically their ability to outscore opponents, or even score at all. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has 8 goals in the league this season but has vanished off radar in 2022, while Rafael Leao has 9 goals and Olivier Giroud has 8, but both are working overtime and are feeling the weight of pressure.

That is because the supporting cast have simply not been good enough. Brahim Diaz’s form has collapsed post-Covid as he has not added to his tally of 3 league goals since last September, while Alexis Saelemaekers has scored just once and Junior Messias has 5 goals.

The Rossoneri shot a total of 19 times towards Handanovic’s goal on Tuesday night, and had a 0 on the scoreboard to show for it. In the three-point era (since 1994-95) only one team has taken home the Scudetto without having at least one double-digit forward and it was Lippi’s Juventus in 1996-97 season when Vieri, Padovano and Del Piero had 8, but the players around them made up for it.

Tags AC Milan


  1. Management should have known this. Milan has ibra and giroud. Their goal-scoring instincts are unquestionable. The biggest problem is, even messi and ronaldo, need a feeder. Just that.

    1. Yep. You can count the scoring chances created to Giroud this year with one or two hand fingers. I’m 100% sure Giroud hasn’t had even 10 chances this year when counting all matches. That sums it (the issue) up nicely.

  2. We are still overachieving. M & M took the gamble to not bring in anyone in January and for them, the top 4 goal, is still reachable even if we are currently in a attacking crisis. If in these last 5 games we do not score and lose out on top 4, it will be on M&M for hurting the team and failing. Top 4 finish, for M&M will be a successful gamble and season. Winning the scudetto would be a miracle and definitely not expected and not part or managements plan/goal. That being said, I hope this attacking problem goes away and we can have some exciting last 5 games.

  3. enough with the “headers” ,not fooling anyone, need more direct shots on goal with the feet from a central position,our corner kicks/services have produced nothing,zero, zippo,zilch. Last two goals we have had was with with our feet, that is why they call it football and not headball.

Comments are closed

Serie A Standings

Live football scores . Current table, fixtures & results.