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Pescara 1 - 1 Milan: Match Recap

Milan lose grip on European chase after spluttering against Pescara

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What a frustrating game for the Milanisti. Not only did Pescara barely work Donnarumma once or twice, but Milan had a host of chances and the result? A 1-1 draw.

Milan looked devoid of creativity and dynamism in the second half. These were points that couldn’t afford to be dropped, and Milan’s glaring mistakes in this one may come back to haunt them in their chase for Europe

The first half consisted of a back and forth battle for the first ten minutes, and then Milan took a lion’s share of possession from there. Momentum took a serious turn when Paletta played a ball back to Donnarumma and the youngster made quite the blunder at his feet as the ball simply bounced past him into the net. Although it wasn’t the cleanest ball, you have to think Gigio should have managed possessing it.

From there Milan pressed forward to get a goal and after a few missed chances, it was Pasalic in the 41’ who latched onto a loose ball after Deulofeu’s great run and smashed it home.

The second half, unfortunately, possessed hardly any creativity and passion until the dying moments of the game. You must wonder why Montella kept Ocampos in as the loanee from Genoa has failed to impress in his starts this season, and was well below par today as well. Milan seemingly abandoned their approach of playing the ball through the midfield and were careless in giving it away, only to have the defense consistently take it away from Pescara soon afterwards (this went on for a majority of the second half).

All in all, a frustrating performance resulting in two dropped points against a side fighting to stay out of the relegation zone. By all means, Milan should’ve taken all three points as they commanded possession and the majority of chances in this one. The Rossoneri will return to the San Siro next Sunday (April 9th) to face another relegation candidate in Palermo, hoping to make up for today’s performance.