Theo shines at Milan co-leader

The French full-back is standing out with Milan this season too. Against Spezia he was fireproof and got one more goal.


Theo Hernández has found his place. After a tremendous year in Vitoria and after not reaching his level at Real Madrid, he seems to have fit in at San Siro. After a first year in which he finished as one of the defenses that generated the most goals in Europe with 12 (seven scored and five given to his teammates) and among the best in Serie A, Marseille is facing his season of confirmation and nothing has started badly.

The full-back is one of the 'middle-aged' members of this Baby Milan who points out ways by co-leading Italian football with Atalanta. Three games, three wins, seven goals in favor and none against. All while qualifying for the Europa League was played, which they achieved last Thursday after a viral penalty shoot-out against Río Ave.

Against Spezia, Theo did not lower the piston at any time and also worked, searched and found the goal prize. The Frenchman launched himself to pressure Kevin Agudelo, who lost it in the middle, and flew towards Rafael's goal, which he beat with an inside shot perfectly adjusted to the long post. His good performance in attack and defense (three interceptions), made him one of the players of the match for the Italian press.

What was a sensation last season begins to become a remarkable reality with the start of this 20/21 season. At the top just before the national team break, Milan faces a tough schedule on their return with the derby against Inter, the following match against Roma and two Europa League games against Celtic and Sparta Prague. Several stakes that will test the great form of the rossonero team and also the side.

Neighbors and rivals, once again

In the next derby in Milan, two former teammates will meet who experienced a similar situation at Real Madrid and are meeting their best level in Lombardy. We are talking about Theo himself and Achraf Hakimi. During their time at the Bernabéu, neither of them convinced Zidane and after leaving the Castellana, although there are buy-back options, they have emerged as two of the best offensive full-backs in Europe. The Moroccan did it in Dortmund and is doing it now in Conte's 3-5-2. From the band he already has a goal and two assists in three games.

Both full-backs, now neighbors and rivals as in their stages in the Real Madrid and Atlético quarries, will face off on the 17th in a Lombardy derby that will be followed closely from the capital of Spain.

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