MN: Slip against Sassuolo means Lazio game is a must-win for Milan – more clarity is needed

By Oliver Fisher -

The top four race is getting increasingly intense and open as the weeks go on, and AC Milan can not allow for further lapses like against Sassuolo.

As MilanNews writes, tonight’s games between Roma and Atalanta and between Napoli and Lazio are crucial in the Rossoneri’s top four battle, but Milan absolutely need to think about themselves at least until Monday, when Pioli’s Rossoneri will visit Lazio.

The game in the capital – thanks to the slip against Sassuolo last night – means that Milan simply have to win in the capital to erase the disappointment of the defeat against the Neroverdi. Without the three points, Milan would arguably become the underdog among the five contenders for the Champions League.

Milan when looking their home performance alone are eighth in the standings this season, while away from home they are top with 13 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat. The hope has to be that playing away on Monday can be an advantage given the struggles at San Siro.

It will need a performance with more clarity with the decision making both in attack and in defence, with just one clean sheet in the last 15 games. In Rome it will be a real direct confrontation regardless of the results this evening.

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