AC Milan grabbed two crucial points to drag the UCL race into the final weekend of Serie A. Piatek returned to scoring while Suso scored a lovely free-kick. Here's a review of the game:
Abate with the "Con Il Milan Nel Cuore" t-shirt which means "With Milan In The Heart"— TheMilanBible (@TheMilanBible) May 19, 2019
Grande Abate! Cuore rossonero! ⚫️pic.twitter.com/4xyjlPiMsg
Grazie ABATE: Final Goodbye to the Scudetto Winning Squad
A heartfelt goodbye to a loyal servant of the red and black shirt. Ignazio Abate was never a flashy player nor did he enjoy the smoothest run with Milan. But he brought a sense of passion and pride every time he stepped onto the pitch wearing the Milan shirt. He saw Milan through their darkest hour and never flinched to signal an exit despite the offers waiting. Abate has turned into a leader over the past two or so seasons mentoring the likes of Calabria and Conti as well as helping Milan slowly but surely return to the top with three consecutive promotions into the Europa League and hopefully to the UCL this season.
Kessie Needs a Reset
Something is not going well with Franck Kessie. It’s quite unbelievable to see how poor his touch, his decision making and his finishing have gotten over the course of the season. His work ethic in undeniable and his presence in the midfield always makes a difference for the team, but his technical skills are worrying and are making fans too anxious. It is honestly hard to predict whether or not he will remain with Milan after the summer, but the larger question is why has his form declined with Milan? This is a player who was the complete box-to-box midfielder at Atalanta playing a key attacking role but at Milan it is tiresome to see him in the final third. His slip-ups and mistakes against Frosinone could’ve been costlier but luckily we pulled through. Bear in mind, he has contributed 5 goals per season and 6 assists in his two years at Milan and is only 22.
PIATEK GIVES MILAN THE LEAD!! WHAT A HUGE GOAL!— TheMilanBible (@TheMilanBible) May 19, 2019
PUM PUM pic.twitter.com/4dTKztq18A
Piatek Fires Back
Krzysztof Piatek got a much need goal against Frosinone scoring in a tap-in from a Fabio Borini slice that broke his 43-day drought. Piatek netted the opener early in the second half after Milan endured a tumultuous start to the game and the second half. Piatek’s goal was significant as he bagged his 30th goal of the season in all competitions and sets himself up to be one of Europe’s overall top scorers for the season, he is currently tied for 5th. There was a visible increase in confidence and a spring in his step following the goal and this should hopefully translate to a goal in the final game against SPAL and a hunger for the Capocannoniere title in 2019/20.
WHAT A HUGE PENALTY SAVE BY DONNARUMMA!pic.twitter.com/c7AFrtz4D9— TheMilanBible (@TheMilanBible) May 19, 2019
Donnarumma Saves Milan’s Season
Time and time again Gianluigi Donnarumma has saved Milan this season. He did it again against Frosinone with a huge penalty save that could have ended Milan’s prospects for the year. The penalty came in the 51st minute. Milan scored their two goals afterwards; thus the save was critical to boost the team and ensure they did not trail early into the second half. The win this weekend guaranteed European football for Milan for a third season running and keeps them in contention for the final Champions League spot in the final weekend. Gigio has matured and grown over the course of the season and is easily Milan’s MVP considering his awful start and his resurgence of form over the course of the season. He has bagged 12 clean sheets to date with one game to go.
Suso’s Resurgent Form
Suso on-form is a gem but Suso off-form is frustrating. Luckily, Suso has rediscovered his form from early on in the season since Milan went in Ritiro, he has returned from the training retreat with a bang that has won Milan 9 out of 9 points since the punishment. Suso has contributed in each game with a goal against Bolgona, an assist against Fiorentina and a beautiful free kick goal against Frosinone. He has set himself up for a grand finale against SPAL to round off a inconsistent but grand season for the Spaniard where he has netted 8 times and assisted 10 times in all competitions, his best tally in a Milan shirt. Once again, let’s hope for a big performance against SPAL to keep Milan in contention for the final UCL spot.
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