Milan could not get past the goalless draw against Bologna, at the San Siro, in a game that they dominated but in which they were not successful and dropped two points that equaled, even more so, the fight for the ‘Scudetto’ after the thirtieth first day of Serie A.
Milan played to continue leading at home, with a full field and against a team settled in the middle of the table, but the team led by the Italian Stefano Pioli could not pierce the goal of a closed rival and that only generated danger in the first half.
Bologna started well, loose and direct. Eager to surprise the leader at his house. The ‘rossoblú’ team enjoyed several clear chances, but did not take advantage of them. It was difficult for Milan to get into the game, but since he tamed it, after half an hour, he was the clear dominator of the match.
The French Olivier Giroud was able to open the can with a powerful and precise header, but the Polish goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski appeared with a great intervention to get the ball under the sticks in what was the clearest of the first half.
The second act was a ‘rossonero’ monologue. Milan tried in every way, from all sides. Although he ended up abusing the lateral centers in view of the impossibility of filtering.
Benaccer, Tonali, Theo Hernández, Leao, Brahim, Giroud… they were not capable. Even Calabria, the attacking right-back, had his chance, but crossed his shot too far.
The final minutes were difficult for Milan. His public pressed, encouraged, but nerves flourished for the locals, who saw how they let the advantage they had in the championship slip away against a team that had nothing at stake.
The Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic was able to score in added time, but he finished high, with a bandage on his head included due to a clash with the Chilean Gary Medel.
The leader of Serie A could not win the match. Pioli’s team continues with its effectiveness problems, although Bologna put together a very remarkable performance.
With this ‘prick’, Milan remains the leader with 67 points, one more than Napoli, second, and four more than Inter, who have one game in hand. Still, in the absence of seven days, the Milanese team depends on itself to lift the ‘Scudetto’
For its part, Bologna remains seated in twelfth position. With nothing at stake.