Data shows Milan’s striking drop-off in the second half of games

By Oliver Fisher -

The notion has been put forward that AC Milan suffer a decline in their performances in the second half, and the numbers certainly suggest there might be some truth to that.

Transferkmarkt (via MilanNews) have relayed how the Serie A standings would look if only the first or second halves were counter, which serves to help understand the performance of a team in the first and second part of the match.

In this sense, Milan are very much Jekyll and Hyde. If only the first half were played, Milan would be on 25 points and would be three behind Inter with 13 goals scored, four conceded and only one defeat.

If only the second halves were counter, they would be on just 15 points with seven goals scored, 10 conceded and 11th place in the table, 11 behind the Nerazzurri, still first.

The last four games perfectly demonstrate the Rossoneri’s issues. They were 2-0 up against both Napoli and Lecce before throwing it away to draw 2-2, while they were 0-0 against Juventus and Udinese at HT but lost both 1-0.

Tags AC Milan
Serie A Standings

Live football scores . Current table, fixtures & results.