CM: Doubts and certainties – Pioli carefully studying the right attack to face Sassuolo

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are travelling to face Sassuolo this evening knowing they need a draw to win the league title, but of course the focus will be on getting the win.

Calciomercato.com talks about the doubts that Stefano Pioli has regarding his team selection ahead of the match, starting with the centre-forward role where Olivier Giroud is battling for a spot alongside Ante Rebic.

Despite having just 2 goals this season and many games missed due to an endless series of injury problems, Rebic has seen a growth his playing time over the past five games and has made a difference off the bench.

He played 29 minutes against Genoa and 36 minutes of the last match against Atalanta, with the feeling being that his physical condition is improving and he is growing in confidence. However, the hierarchy states that Giroud deserves to be the starting striker for the moment even if he has scored only one goal in the last 9 appearances.

He remains in double digits for the season, he has the experience, the charisma and the spirit of sacrifice and has had a big hand in the victories over Inter, Napoli and Lazio that could end up being the pivotal points in hindsight.

With hree goals and as many assists in the last 5 games, Rafael Leao is arguably the leader of the attack at the moment and has become one of the symbolic players in this Scudetto spring. At the Mapei Stadium he has a precedent too: on 20 December 2020 he scored after just 6 seconds from kick-off, which was the fastest goal in Serie A history.

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