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AC Milan Hit Two Milestones In Sampdoria Win For The First Time Since 2012/13

The goal scoring capability of the Rossoneri has finally returned with a larger output than the past 6 seasons.

UC Sampdoria v AC Milan - Serie A Photo by Paolo Rattini/Getty Images

AC Milan's hit two milestones last night that demonstrate how bleak the past decade has been. Milan have struggled since the end of the 2011/12 season when Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva were sold but not replaced. The team has missed out on Champions League football since the 2013/14 season and finished 5th in 2018/19 as a peak since 2012/13.

The first milestone is that Milan put four goals past Sampdoria on the road to hit 60 goals in a single league campaign for the first time since the 2012/13 season when they got 67 goals.

The second milestone is that Milan has three players with 10 or more goals in all competitions in a single season for the first time since the 2012/13 season too. Then it was Stephan el Shaarawy (19), Giampaolo Pazzini (15) and Mario Balotelli (12). This year Ante Rebic has 12 goals, Hakan Calhanoglu has 11 and Zlatan Ibrahimovic has 10.

These two achievements serve to demonstrate how poor the attack has been over the past 7 years. What's even more surprising is that Ibrahimovic and Rebic have practically played just half the season and the Stefano Pioli's men have scored 42 goals in the league in the second half of the season and just 18 goals in the first half, they still have one game to go.