Pellegatti draws comparison between current Milan squad and legendary 1954-55 team

By Oliver Fisher -

Journalist Carlo Pellegatti has drawn some comparisons between the current AC Milan side and the one that started equally well in the 1954-55 season.

In the end Olivier Giroud’s goal was enough as Milan beat Torino 1-0 last night at San Siro in what was far from a classic game but represented an important three points and a clean sheet. The victory means that Milan have won nine of their first ten Serie A games of the season for only the second time in their history, after 1954-55 under Béla Guttmann when they matched that record.

The well-known journalist and Milan fan Carlo Pellegatti spoke during an editorial for MilanNews and heaped praise upon the team for their fantastic start – the best in over 65 years in fact – and also drew some comparisons between that team and the current group.

“Nine wins and one draw. 28 points out of 30. A formidable path that no Milan have traveled in the last 67 years. It was the team of Liedholm, Cesare Maldini, Schiaffino, Frignani and Nordahl. Today it is the team of Tonali, Tomori, Leao, Ibra, Giroud and Diaz. Same heart, same passion, same shirt.”

They will be hoping to keep up the good form against Roma in Round 11, the same team they also faced in Round 11 back in 1954, and it was the Giallorossi who ended the unbeaten start too.

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