In 11 games, the Rossoneri have fallen 6 times now this season with the most recent one being a home 1-2 loss against Lazio last evening. AC Milan came into this game when they had not lost to Lazio at home in 30 years which was a 0-1 loss courtesy of a Paulo Maldini own goal who is now a club director and was seated in the crowd.
This loss meant that AC Milan is yet to win against a side above them this season.
AC Milan looked an improved side going forward and more lively but also always left a lot of gaps while defending most especially on the left flank where Theo Hernandez was in most cases caught in the attack.
After Milan had fallen behind thanks to a powerful Ciro Immobile header in the 25th minute, they responded within three minutes when Piatek’s tip was deflected into the back of the net by Bastos.
In the 37th minute, the home side suffered a blow when undoubtedly their best player on the night Samu Castillejo walked off the pitch injured and was replaced by Ante Rebic.
AC Milan seems like an improved side but Stefano Pioli should also look closely at defending
In the second half, AC Milan continued their fluidity in attack with left-back Theo, the whole midfield and attack heavily involved and on many occasions as in the first half but was constantly caught on the counter by an overlapping Lazzari and Luis Alberto.
Lazio’s second-half tactics paid off when they played along from deep within their half to Luis Alberto and later to Correa for the match-winner in the 83rd minute.
Milan surely seems like an improved side going forward but Stefano Pioli should also look closely at defending most especially lose balls from intercepted attacks.
If AC Milan continues to play the same way they did last evening, they will surely find ways of scoring goals but also will concede more often.
Milan will play Juventus and Napoli next.
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Author: Katende Basajjabaka
Katende writes about sports and occasionally technology.