Three games, eight goals, four scorers: Milan eradicate Leao over-dependency

By Oliver Fisher -

One of the most positive aspects of AC Milan’s start to the season has been their varied attacking threat, reducing their reliance on Rafael Leao.

Last season the accusations were widely made that Milan were only as good as Leao was in each game and that the team could only attack down the left flank, where Theo Hernandez also got forward as well.

That put a lot of importance on the summer transfer window in terms of adding to the attacking department and strengthening other areas. The arrivals of Christian Pulisic, Samuel Chukwueze and even Luka Romero have helped.

The first three Serie A games against Bologna, Torino and Roma have highlighted how Milan’s attack is much more varied, not just in terms of spreading the play from the left to the right but also in the opportunities it opens for more varied build-up play.

So far Milan have had four different scorers across their three games: Olivier Giroud (4), Pulisic (2), Leao (1) and Theo (1). Milan are no longer Leao-dependent.

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    1. Because he is still Primavera player.

      If needed he can play anytime (Italy/Champions League) in main team as he is eligible for UEFA List B player.

  1. If TR figures out how to finish some runs in the box better and finish generally then we may be unstoppable. That sitter Leao sent slowly passed where TR could should have been if he kept going. If the dude can get a goal and his confidence goes up in front of goal look out!

  2. As long as they can work together, we will keep raining goals on our opponents, and conceding less. The marking in the middle has really improved. Our goalie is seeing less and less balls to our goal post. Confidence is growing, and they are starting to believe in another Scudetto win.

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