As the 2020/2021 season reaches its finale, we look at the AC Milan performance so far, to start to understand what went wrong and, obviously, what the rossenere got right in the pursuit to this season’s main goal, the Champions League spot.
A long season
The rossonere have played, to date, 23 matches including Serie A, Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana (which took place at a neutral ground). Considering there are still 5 league games and, at least, 1 Coppa Italia game yet to be played, Milan will reach 29 seasonal games, surpassing the 2018/2019 season (27 seasonal games) as the busiest season. They might even reach the 30 seasonal games milestone whether they make it to the Coppa Italia Final.
Looking for positive aspects
Unfortunately, another 2018/2019 season has been already equaled as Milan suffered 4 losses (Juventus twice, Fiorentina and Internazionale). Although, for what is worth, this season’s defeat have been against much more significant opponents, meaning the rossonere learned the lesson to drop points on the way against the likes of Chievo Verona (2018/2019) or Florentia and Empoli (2019/2020).
Feels like Home
10 of those 23 matches took place at the rossonere’s homeground, whether it was at the Sport Center Peppino Vismara or at San Siro. To date, there has been 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, not a bad record. Milan have scored 17 and conceded 4 goals. A goal difference of positive 13 goals and an average of 1,7 goals scored.
Away games are not a concern
The record for those 12 away games (remember the Supercoppa Italiana fixture took place on a neutral ground) left are not that bad either. The rossonere have won 9, draw 1 and lost 2 of them. Though, they have scored 31 goals and conceded 11 times, keeping, to date, a positive 20 goal difference and a 2,6 average goals.
Valentina Giacinti has scored 22 seasonal goals so far, equaling her best goal-scoring run from the 2018/2019 season. On that same season, the second-best goalscorer for the rossonere was a seasoned Daniele Sabatino (20 goals). So, Natasha Dowie (10 goals) on her first season at Milan and in Serie A is already half way there.
Positive season so far
23 games, 17 wins, 2 draws and 4 defeats. 49 goals scored (including here a Salvi’s own goal against Orobica at the Coppa Italia group stage), 17 goals conceded. Those numbers are quite impressive, but all Milan fans hope to see the rossonere thrive and keeping add positive figures, like, for example, surpassing the 65 goals scored mark from the 2018/2019 season, without equaling the 18 goals conceded mark from the last season.
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