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Are Milan back to being a threat from set-pieces?

Bonaventura, Rodriguez, Calhanoglu and Cutrone show that Milan are no stiffs when it comes to set plays.

AC Milan v CSU Craiova - UEFA Europa League Third Qualifying Round: Second Leg Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images

It's like a match made in heaven isn't it, you know barring the last few years. Yes, Milan is back on track as we've heard so much, but they've returned and then some on set piece ability. The iconic picture you'll see all over twitter of Pirlo, Beckham, and Ronaldhino standing over the ball is something Milanisti have been aching for, and they have two world class set piece takers with Calhanoglu and Rodriguez.

Their set piece revival has almost mirrored the team's overall revival. Outside of just hitting free kicks, which we know the both of them can do, with Rodriguez's debut goal.

Milan have already shown to be dangerous on balls into the box. Indeed 4 of Milan's 9 goals thus far (including the ICC games) are from set pieces. Bonaventura and Cutrone scored today, with the latter scoring one against Bayern as well. Rodriguez also hit the curling effort to put Milan up 1-0 away in the Europa league. In a league where the best set piece takers are among Juventus, Inter, Roma, and Napoli, it's a true blessing to see a team that has such a great history of dead ball specialist get back to their old ways.