GdS: Milan’s forwards suffer decline at the vital time – two worrying statistics emerge

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s attacking gears seem to have completely jammed at the vital part of the season as the team were once again held to a 0-0 draw.

A second 0-0 in a row last night leaves a sour taste in the mouth and the Rossoneri no longer have their title dreams in their hands because of Inter’s win against Hellas Verona, though they did open the gap to two points ahead of Napoli again.

La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) report two statistics that should worry. The first is that Milan have drawn two consecutive 0-0 matches in Serie A since December 2018 (also against Torino and Bologna) and failed to score for two matches in a row in the league for the first time since February 2021.

The team created several chances against Bologna and again last night, but the right decisions and some composure in front of goal are missing. Olivier Giroud hasn’t scored for a few weeks, Rafael Leao looks tired and the other attacking players are struggling to score.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ante Rebic being out injured didn’t help in terms of options from the bench, so now everything rests on getting a good result on Friday against Genoa.

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  1. Its a wake up call that we dont really need a defender and here we keep trying to signing expensive defender like Botman when our front is full of shits.

  2. Just highlights the limitations of Pioli.

    We had another CF on the bench but he still didn’t play him. He will probably be sold before he gets 5 mins..

    Poor, poor display

    1. We had a child that is struggling in our Primavera. Putting him in play would mean playing with 10 people on the field. Bremer would have broken him in half after 1st contact.

      It was painfully obvious our bench was short after summer mercato, yet we choose not to invest in anything worthwhile during winter window.

      Management is shortsighted. They hide their lack of ambition behind sustainability. With minimal investment we could have bolstered our attacking department.

      1. Elliott managemant is a hedge fund firm, they make their money by damn near pure analytics. What they do not understand is the dynamics of a football squad. I look at Man Utd. stacked with really great players, but shit on the field. To them minimum investment is not required since the Scudetto is icing on the cake, statistically we should make the CL. and they are OK with that.

  3. If budget is the real issue…. Let’s consider selling Leao to PSG @70m (The difference in output with Rebic is insignificant). Then invest in a top striker and a number ten… Whatever is intended for Botman should be redirected to a right winger ASAP.
    Tomori, Kjer, Kalulu n Gabia as center backs is a just good enough.

    Playing in next champions league with the current squad can’t get us past the group stage.

  4. Leao reminds me of Suso… Skillful but no goals, no delivery.. he is also a poor team player… Milan should consider selling him immediately after his renewal.
    We need players who are eager to win and willing to fight for the team blood, sweat n tears.. Leao’s commitment is 40% at its best.

    1. Lot of facts above. Hard to disagree. But too bad that Leao’s price goes 10% every week. By summer, it’s maybe 40M€ – if even that.

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