MN: Why Milan’s tough remaining fixture list presents a ‘great paradox’

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan and Inter keep on trading blows in the fight for the Scudetto and there could yet be further twists and turns along the way.

MilanNews journalist Pietro Mazzara writes in his latest column that Milan’s remaining fixture list of Hellas Verona away, Atalanta at home and Sassuolo away is certainly harder on paper than that of Inter, who have Empoli at home, Cagliari away and Sampdoria at home.

It is here that there is ‘the great paradox’ though because the Rossoneri ‘perform at their best’ when they face motivated opponents who are fighting for something as opposed to the lesser-ranking sides who look to frustrate.

In addition, playing against those with a motivation to finish as high as possible leads you to further decrease your error rate, both from a mental and a technical point of view. The next 270 minutes will therefore be a real rollercoaster, and the team that emerges on top will be the one that held their nerve better.

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  1. I agree with this. Milan dropped points to teams in the bottom of the league easily than those at the top or middle of the table.

  2. Too bad that even regarding the match schedules (not to mention refereeing errors and gifts to Inter – such as the penalty against Udinese yesterday) Inter are being favored: Once again they play their match first and then Milan will “have to win” their own match after knowing that Inter won theirs. Wasn’t it already the 7th time in previous 9 matches that Inter had their match before Milan’s? That’s a huge advantage mentally.

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