The Rossoneri got back to the win column with a massive victory on the road against the struggling SPAL, which is getting closer and closer to the swamp of the relegation zone. This time, AC Milan showed a lot more confidence than in the previous matchups and dominated their opponents, but let’s see a few numbers that sum up this brilliant performance.
38.7% - The ball possession allowed to SPAL on Saturday afternoon. The team managed by Gennaro Gattuso did a great job in terms of controlling the match and allowing their opponents only a few chances. Milan are the fourth overall in Serie A within this specific category boasting an impressive 54.7%, only behind Napoli, Roma and Juventus and they proved once again that their strength. However, SPAL still had some chance to make it a closer game and Gattuso didn’t liked it.
2 - Patrick Cutrone’s first brace in his career was the main reason why the Rossoneri could control the game Saturday. The 20-year-old forward showcased his scoring ability with a couple of tap-ins from close range, which is something Milan desperately needed this season. He’s already a Gattuso’s favorite, but he could only earn more minutes if he keeps doing this well even in the next weeks and André Silva fails to improve. Hopefully, he’s earned a starting spot in a three-men setup together with Giacomo Bonaventura/Hakan Çalhanoğlu and Suso.
44.4% - Finally an encouraging scoring percentage by Milan. The Rossoneri made 21 attempts, 9 went on target and 4 were successful, which is incredibly better than their usually below 30% trend. This is one of the few times, if not the only one, the Milan offense showed up and win a game this season. Even if this is a good sign of resurgence, it looks that the team still needs a lot of work to become more efficient in terms of scoring.
Now it’s on to Sunday night match against Sampdoria, where we will see if the Rossoneri can keep up the pressure!