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Milan vs Benevento: The start of a new era

The times are a changing for Milan.

AC Milan v Cagliari Calcio - Serie A Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images
Atalanta BC v Benevento Calcio - Serie A Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images

In an hour from now, Milan will take on everyone’s 'second' team Benevento.

Just a few months ago, De Zerbi’s men would shock the world when they beat Carpi in Serie B play-offs 1-0 on aggregate and qualified to Serie A for the first time in the club’s history. That incredible qualifying campaign was followed by a disastrous top flight with every single Serie A side preying on them. After 14 matches played, they have shockingly lost all of them with only 6 goals for and almost 3 dozens against.

AC Milan v Cagliari Calcio - Serie A
Rino is the man.
Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images

Whats is new for Milan? After sacking Vincenzo Montella, Milan will now be led by the legend himself, Gennaro Gattuso. Gattuso’s managerial resume isn’t appalling, at all, but he's still a novice. His Milan Primavera side was doing really great, sitting 5 points from the top of the table. Gennaro Gattuso was not the most tactically sound player in his days, and who could forget that generation which was arguably the finest Milan side in the history of the club? But, one thing that is synonymous within Gattuso is passion. The Italian midfielder played his heart out every time he was out on the pitch and we hope to see the same passion from his team as well.

Milan are currently sitting 7th in the table after Torino have drawn Atalanta 1-1 with 14 points off from the UCL spot (AS Roma with 34 is 4th). Even a win won’t take us to a better position in the table but we need this victory more than anything. I would say that it was a perfect time for Gattuso to come in and get settled as we will have a rather simple couple of weeks ahead of us starting today with Benevento. All the best, Rino.