The 0-0 draw against Sassuolo on Tuesday night did not have many positives but it did show that AC Milan can rely on Mike Maignan.
MilanNews write how Stefano Pioli’s side are in the lead in terms of the number of clean sheets obtained in 2022 among the ‘top five’ European leagues, after back-to-back clean sheets against Bologna and Sassuolo.
Maignan was not very busy against Bologna, but he saved a penalty at the Mapei Stadium from Domenico Berardi in the first half. The Frenchman has a clear mission: to win a starting position with the national team in view of the World Cup.
For Magic Mike it was the third penalty saved since he has worn the Rossoneri shirt after those against Real Madrid in a friendly and Liverpool in the Champions League.
He is the best goalkeeper in the league and forms part of a defensive department including Davide Calabria, Pierre Kalulu, Fikayo Tomori and Theo Hernandez that are always present and always reliable.