CorSport: Milan need goals from forwards in the final sprint as worries become deeper

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have scored just four goals in their last six games which points to a problem in the attacking department that must be fixed, a report claims.

Il Corriere dello Sport (via MilanNews) reports how the last goal scored from inside the area dates back to 450 minutes ago when Olivier Giroud netted the winner against Napoli. Since then, two winners have come from outside the area as Pierre Kalulu settled the game against Empoli and Ismael Bennacer’s volley was enough for three points in Cagliari.

The striker with the best average is Zlatan Ibrahimovic who has scored goal every 137 minutes, while Olivier Giroud has put the ball into the net once every 211 minutes but at least his goals have always been in big games. Ante Rebic and Brahim Diaz are more worrying: the Croatian scored every 285′ while Brahim even is every 506′.

The Rossoneri’s top scorers are Leao, Ibra and Giroud, all with 8 goals, and double figures for each must be almost an obligation if the team are to have any hope of recovering from their attacking woes to win the league and/or the cup. Then, the aforementioned Diaz and Rebic but also Messias and Saelemaekers must make their contributions too.

Tags AC Milan Alexis Saelemaekers Ante Rebic Brahim Diaz Junior Messias Olivier Giroud Rafael Leao Zlatan Ibrahimovic


  1. Football is a team play on a individual play so the flanks and midfield has boost for the attackers to get the balls to be converted to goals

  2. Giroud is a complete striker but if he has been feed from the teammates,

    LEAO and BRAHIM are selfish,

    IBRA is too old. His ball control is almost zero and slow,

    SELESMEAKERS only knows running.

    Messias is little narvours and dribbling monger.

    Some of our players need to change their attitude in order to be a real team with teamwork, so pioli has a big task ahead of him because he must change his face at milanello

  3. I should be doing the analyis, “Milan needs to score more goals” you think ? and “Giroud scores,at least his have been in “big” games”……hello !!!!!! every game is a big game 1 thru 38, we would not be in this mess that we are in if we would have scored just one goal more than crap teams at the bottom of the table

  4. Giroud is an excellant “header” so Pioli has pushed for our wingers as well as Calabria and Theo to give that style of service, I know and can see it, unfortunately our opponents see it as well, Giroud often mrked by at least 2 or 3. I credit Pioli for at least allowing or directing Theo and Calabria to drive more centrally drawing defenders away from Leao and Giroud. We need more direct central shots at net, even if further out, many of our goals early in the season were off rebounds rattling around in the box. The service sent in for headers is now too easily defended. Saele. yes does run alot however at least he runs at the net, Diaz like a fly buzzing aroung at high midfield, unfortunately his short stature inhibits him from vision of opportunities in box (all he sees is shoulders and jerseys) especially with the players fielded today at center back who are tall and big, also leading to Diaz’s demise by being easily pushed off the ball. Rebic better choice at 10 than Diaz. Messias loves to get trapped in the corner where he is man handled by the fullbacks and trapped not only by them but the by and touch lines as well. Enough with the headers, we ain’t cutting it.

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