The most exciting Milan

The 'rossoneri' are solo leaders of Calcio, but their growth comes from afar: they add 20 games in a row without losing. Maldini and Pioli's project goes beyond the unstoppable Ibrahimovic.


After the 2011 scudetto, Milan has not experienced many joys. The Italian Super Cups won in 2012 and 2017 were the only ones at a very gray time in their history, in which the Rossoneri left their natural habitat, the Champions League, which they have not played since 2014. They have been years of transition, after farewell to the glorious one was Berlusconi (28 titles), passing through the Chinese of the mysterious Li Yonghong and reaching the bottom Elliott, current owner.

Last year had started with doubts and bad results, which had led to the dismissal of coach Marco Giampaolo after just seven days. With Stefano Pioli on the bench, the team has rebuilt little by little, until returning to today's results, which once again put Milan at the top of Italian football.

Undeniable streak

The Milanisti have 20 games in a row without losing in all competitions (they have not lost since March 8) and are the solo leaders of Calcio, with four wins in four days, something that had not happened to them since 1995. The team changed the expensive since the arrival in January of Ibrahimovic, who contributed his ageless talent and competitiveness, but the project led by Paolo Maldini has been strengthened over time. He did it so well that the arrival of Ralf Rangnick was no longer necessary, which seemed safe and led to the separation with an enraged Zvonimir Boban.

The club has built a squad that responds to the demands of Pioli's 4-2-3-1, a drawing that the coach started using in February and has not given up again. Donnarumma in the goal is a guarantee, on the sides Theo is a cannon (his operation was undoubtedly the best in recent years) and Calabria wins more and more praise.

Romagnoli is one of the most valued center-backs in Italian football, and by his side Simon Kjaer's outstanding performance is surprising. In the midfield, Kessié and Bennacer bring strength and quality and Sandro Tonali, one of Calcio's brightest talents, will soon gain prominence. His signing, snatched from Inter's 'cousins' for around 35 million between transfer and purchase option, demonstrates the renewed strength of the club in the market as well.

Illusion present, bright future

In the forward there is much more than this Ibra in Benjamin Button version (16 goals in 23 games since January, four in the two games he played this year). The key men Rebic, Leao, Castillejo and Calhanoglu were joined by Saelemaekers, Brahim and the very young Colombo and Maldini, who will continue the family dynasty.

The triumph in yesterday's derby, the first since 2016, is a clear sign of the growth of a team that also shines for its youth. The average age of the Rossoneri used in this Serie A start is 23.6 years. The lowest in the championship, despite Ibra's 39. This data shows that Milan, in addition to a great present, has a future again. The objective is the return to the Champions League: Pioli does not want to talk about scudetto because "there are better teams". If you keep up this pace, however, you won't be able to avoid it.

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