Tag: Gennaro Gattuso

In a very evenly matched first half, both Napoli and Milan failed to consistently disorder their opponent’s defense and create good chances. In the more dynamic second half, a more aggressive Napoli clearly dominated, until Milan unveiled their newest weapon: Krzysztof Piatek. Tactical analysis by José Pérez. AC Milan is in the middle of a […]

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Joaquín Correa scored a late equalizer to earn a well-deserved point for Lazio, after AC Milan initially took the lead through a deflected own goal. The systems deployed by both sides largely cancelled each other out, but Lazio remained assertive for the large majority of the match because of their aggressive positioning and counterpressing. The […]

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AC Milan’s manager Gennaro Gattuso stated prior to the match, that “a draw against Juventus would probably do”, that Leonardo Bonucci would be “the one to close down” and that Gonzalo Higuaín would need to “stay calm, because he gets irritated easily”. It did not quite go Gattuso’s way, as his defensive approach backfired within […]

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Learning from their previous duel with Betis, Milan started adjusted into a 5-3-2 lineup, reverting from their usual 4-3-3 shape. Their plan only clicked until the second half, by adjusting the positions of Çalhanoğlu and Suso. On the other hand, Betis displayed their strengths and weaknesses. Their buildup from the back is rock solid, but […]

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