The Serie A season will stop for two weeks due to the international break but AC Milan can rest easy knowing they have defended their position at the top of the standings.
As il Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews) writes, the Rossoneri are three points ahead of Napoli and six over Inter, who have a game in hand. Stefano Pioli continues not to say the word ‘Scudetto’, but the players and the fans are beginning to see what would be a monumental achievement get closer by the week.
The Rossoneri will have to accelerate in their next three matches against Bologna, Torino and Genoa after the break and the goal is to stretch the gap as much as possible over Napoli, Inter and Juventus before playing Lazio, Fiorentina, Verona, Atalanta and Sassuolo to close out the season.
In particular, Milan will have an eye on the next Serie A round in which Atalanta-Napoli and Juventus-Inter are on the calendar. Nobody wants to look too far ahead, and everyone only wants to think about one match at a time, but the feeling is good.
However, there is a crucial area to improve: the team learn to close games to avoid having to suffer every time until the 90th minute, as Pioli also admitted after Cagliari.