AC Milan Takes Crushing Loss to Red Hot Genoa


As good as AC Milan has looked at times this season, it’s slowly becoming apparent the difference in quality between the teams in the European positions and the teams right below them. Milan is looking like they may not have a chance at any European competition in 2015-16 as well barring a Coppa Italia championship.

On Sunday, Milan traveled to Genoa to take on one of the hottest teams in Serie A. Genoa has been good all season, but their form in the last 10 matches is only topped by Juventus and barely at that.

The difference makers were Diego Perotti and Luca Antonelli as the former connected with the latter to give Genoa the only goal they needed to take the win from the Rossoneri. The goal was scored in the 32nd minute.

With the loss, AC Milan is now 1-2-2 in their last five which is good for 13th best in Serie A over that span. Milan started off very well this season but have cooled off significantly as the season has progressed. What looked like a potential European-qualifying campaign, now looks like another mid-table effort.

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  • While they only find themselves two points out of that elusive fifth place position, they are also two points ahead of 10th place Sassuolo so Milan has to be careful that this season does not spiral out of control.

    Tomorrow’s Serie A matchups will see Cagliari and Chievo clash in a battle of 17th vs. 18th place. Chievo is currently in the best relegation spot and only one point separates the teams. Verona and Sampdoria will face off soon after the Cagliari/Chievo match ends. Sampdoria has completely stalled with only six points in the last five matches after a fantastic start. They find themselves in sixth at the moment but should be able to take advantage from a Verona team that has struggled so far this season.

    Genoa will take on AS Roma next Sunday in a match that could either see Roma make a claim to tying things up at first place or see Genoa close the six point gap between the two teams.

    AC Milan will play next Sunday afternoon at the San Siro, a place they have fared much better in this season, to take on a resurgent Napoli side. Napoli is three points ahead of Milan and it will be imperative for them to close that gap.

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