One of AC Milan’s biggest struggles this season has been salvaging a positive result when they have not been at their best from the first minute.
As Tuttosport writes (via Calciomercato.com), the data is definitely worrying: out of 11 games in which Milan went behind, only 8 points and a single victory arrived, and the win was the 3-2 in Florence against Fiorentina before the international break.
Five draws and five defeats make up the other results, but it is worth noting that in some cases draws came at the end of matches absolutely dominated like the 2-2 against Verona or the same scoreline against Parma, hitting the woodwork four times in the first half of the latter.
The 2-2 against Genoa was unacceptable at the time given the form of the Grifone, while the defeats in ‘six pointer’ games versus Juve and Atalanta were very damaging. A loss in Spezia, following by defeats against Inter and Napoli at San Siro were negative notes too.
Milan were under par against Udinese and needed Kessie’s penalty to recover a draw, while Hauge came to the rescue last weekend against Sampdoria. The data, it seems, points one way: if Milan do not find rhythm early and things get complicated, wins do not arrive.