AC Milan failed to make it three consecutive wins as SPAL scored two early goals to shock the Rossoneri. The latter needed a late own-goal to secure the draw, missing on two important points in the race for Europe.
That being said, Stefano Pioli’s side were unlucky not to win the game, although you could argue that they should have done better against the ten-man SPAL. Too many chances were squandered, to say the least, but there were some positives.
Lucas Paqueta was very impressive throughout the game and finally showed everyone what he can do. He used his skill and intelligence to create opportunities for himself and his teammates, performing a lot better than the man he replaced (Jack Bonaventura).
In his post-match interview, as cited by MilanNews.it, Pioli expected ‘more’ from the Brazilian. The latter, though, covered 11.57km during the game (via Serie A) – second-best in the game – and certainly did well most of the time in the build-up.
Of course, the manager is probably mainly referring to creating chances and scoring goals, but it’s interesting to hear nevertheless.