Well…not much can really be said about that performance. With Atalanta drawing with Juve over the weekend, Milan had the opportunity to catch up in the quest for Europe, but alas it was not to be. The Rossoneri were sloppy in the early going and an early free kick tested Milan, but Donnarumma provided an excellent save. After a poor clearance into the middle from Deulofeu, Zapata gifted a goal to Trotta in the 8’ after he was easily shaken off the ball. The rest of the half carried on with no real excitement until the last five minutes when Suso had two great shots met with two great saves from Crotone keeper Alex Cordaz.
The 2nd half went much better for the red and blacks, as they looked to threaten goal but they had quite the trouble beating Cordaz in the net. A scramble in the box in the 50’ saw the ball bounce off Paletta into the goal for Milan’s equalizer. Although the squad pushed, not much was able to be done against an in-form Crotone side. These were crucial points that needed to be picked up and may come back to haunt Milan as in two of their last four games they’ll meet Roma (May 7th) and Atalanta (May 13th) before finishing the season out against Bologna (May 21st) and Cagliari (May 28th). Milan will need to find their form with these next two difficult games approaching, and we can only hope they find it quickly.