Milan are finally top but can they stay there?
Believe it of not but the mighty AC Milan are clear at the top of Serie A for the first time since May 2004, when they last won the scudetto.
For a team which won the European Cup in 2007, that is an awful long time to go without leading the table on your own, not even for a week in September.
Sevens wins out of eight have propelled the Rossoneri to the summit this term and that was after losing their first two.
Most of those victories have been far from pretty, however. Sunday’s 1-0 home win over Napoli was courtesy of a late own goal while Kaka had a penalty saved.
Ronaldinho, although his cross caused the goal, was again generally poor and Carlo Ancelotti’s side laboured to break down Napoli’s defence despite Christian Maggio being sent off for the visitors just before halftime.
Milan lead Udinese and Inter by a point after 10 games and with the little matter of David Beckham arriving in January, we are at least in for an intriguing title run-in.
One thing is for sure, Milan won’t stay top for the next four years. They are not that mighty at the moment.