Who would have thought AC Milan will be fighting for the Scudetto this season after struggling over the years? It is no longer news that the Diavolo are on top of the log and they have stayed there in 2020 going into 2021.
Since the beginning of the season, the Rossoneri has maintained that spot while the usual top teams were struggling to get things right in their fold.
Milan also passed a very important message that they are not ready to joke this time with his team consisting of the blend of experienced and young lads. They defeated fellow city rivals, Inter Milan and later recorded a 2-1 victory over Napoli inside the Diego Amando Maradona Stadium. They have now finished the year on high by defeating SS Lazio in an extraordinary five-goal thriller.
Milan took control of the game with the first two goals from Ante Rebic and Hakan Calhanoglu.
Lazio got back into the game despite a saved Ciro Immobile penalty that rebounded into the direction of Luis Alberto.
The then took over the game in the second half to equalise from Immobile’s strike. Only for Theo Hernandez to score a late header to seal the win for Stephane Pioli’s men.
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Such a win without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Simon Kjaer, Matteo Gabbia, Ismael Bennacer and suspended Franck Kessie, shows that AC Milan has become a team of steel that can grind out a win if they want to.
It was a victory well earned with Ante Rebic and Sandro Tonali not 100 percent fit either.
Since the acquisition of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, AC Milan looked like a different team entirely. In 2020 alone, they showed their dominance by recording 79 points in 35 games, with Juventus fourth behind Inter and Atalanta.
Pioli has helped lifted the Rossoneri top the top of Italian football in 2020 where they also recorded six points more than Inter.
Ahead of the January transfer, it is expected that Milan will make some signing especially in the defensive unit in order to reduce the amount of goials conceded. They have no problem in the middle of the park and the final third. All they need to do is to ensure those guys are fit.
If they can maintain this consistency and the likes of Rafael Leao, Ibrahimovic, Rebic, Kessie, and Canhanoglu, AC Milan is capable of dethroning Juventus as Serie A champions..