MN: Output from Milan’s forward department dries up – only one goal in the last nine games

By Oliver Fisher -

The goals from AC Milan’s forwards have dried up, a report outlines, and the team’s fortunes are suffering as a consequence.

As MilanNews writes, Milan achieved many records in 2020 and did so thanks above all to an offensive department – led by Zlatan Ibrahimovic – that scored in practically every game, not just once but twice. Something has gone awry in recent weeks though and the number of goals scored by the forwards have practically disappeared, as in the last nine games across Serie A and the Europa League (from Spezia-Milan to Milan-Napoli), only one goal was scored by a forward (Rebic against Roma).

The Rossoneri are also lacking goals from the attacking midfielders, primarily those of Calhanoglu who has scored a penalty against Lazio and only that. Alexis Saelemaekers has two goals, while Brahim Diaz, Samu Castillejo and Jens Petter Hauge still have only one goal scored.

It must also be added that Rafael Leao is struggling as a centre-forward, having not scored a goal since early January. If in the first part of the season Pioli’s team had managed to make up for Ibrahimovic’s absence, now his absence feels too much and therefore his return to the field is increasingly fundamental.

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1 Comment

  1. micah97 says:

    I think Pioli should allow the front players more freedom….he appears to discourage dribbling and is too reliant on full backs….let Brahim,Leao,Hauge,Saelaemakers and Rebic do what they want like the Roma game…..I think motivation is the main issue now…which affects confidence as well…the players appear motivated for Europa league…but not Serie A….we need that international break to regroup

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