A league The ‘rossoneri’ have chained 17 games without losing, their best streak since 1996
Milan returns to enjoy days of ‘wine and roses’. He was about to entrust his future to Ralf Rangnick, but the commitment to keeping Stefano Pioli on the bench is proving to be the winner.
At least for now. The ‘rossoneri’ co-lead Serie A with Naples and Hellas Verona after defeating the Bologna (2-0) on the opening day and to win the Crotone (0-2), without Ibrahimovic, in the scoring premiere of an madridista Brahim Daz.
A triumph, the latter, which raises up to 17 (13 wins and four draws) Milan’s unbeaten matches between all competitions. It is time to go back to March 1996, according to ‘Opta’, to find a similar streak. It is true that, at that time, they chained 27 undefeated matches under Fabio Capello.
Still, the start promises. Since 2002-03, with Carlo Ancelotti on the bench, the ‘rossoneri’ they did not win the first two Serie A games … without conceding goals.
The other fact that excites the ‘tifosi’ is the youth of the team. The starting eleven against Crotone had an average age of 23 years and 266 days, the lowest since November 2019. In addition, the newcomerSandro Tonali, debuting as a headline like Brahim, became the first player born from 2000 onwards to start with Milan.