Serie A has served as the rollercoaster ride of a lifetime to kickstart the new domestic campaign across Europe and last night, we were treated to another example of that as Roma went toe to toe with AC Milan. The pair locked horns in what proved to be an intense affair that, ultimately, was won by Milan – despite a late scare.
Today, we’re going to pick through the game and discuss a few of the main talking points as the season continues to evolve with each and every passing week.
The Ibra effect
Zlatan Ibrahimovic just doesn’t seem to age and as the season progresses, we’re pretty confident in saying that isn’t going to change (barring any unfortunate injuries). The veteran scored his 400th league goal and, in doing so, offered up the platform for Milan to build on and eventually win the game. He’s quite easily one of the most complex individuals to ever play the game and while many don’t like him because of that, there’s no point in pretending like he’s anything other than one of the most natural finishers of his generation – and perhaps of any other.
Roma threw the kitchen sink at AC Milan and managed to put together an insane 24 shots in comparison to AC Milan’s eight. Jose Mourinho can make all the excuses he wants to try and explain away what happened but at the end of the day, they just weren’t clinical enough in front of goal. The top four is still an incredibly realistic ambition for them to shoot for and even though the title seems to be a bit out of their reach, there are signs that Mourinho could build something special – provided he stays in the job long enough.
Serie A is heating up
Napoli and AC Milan are neck and neck in what’s turning out to be an absolutely thrilling race for the title; but they aren’t the only ones making waves. Inter, Roma, Atalanta and Lazio are all mixing it up and in doing so, they’re adding another dimension to a league that has been in desperate need of a facelift for a long time now. This season is shaping up to be one for the ages and even though a lot of folks will prefer to tune into the Premier League, this really isn’t one to miss – and this fixture was proof of that.
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