Milan are finally top but can they stay there?

November 3, 2008

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.


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Darn. Now they don’t need that Beckham guy to get them into first place. 11/starting-eleven-football-blog-roundup .html

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Yes they will stay there for now. Inter will give them a run for there money though because of Jose Mourinho. It will be a close race between those 2 teams until the very last weeks of the season. My guess to win the Serie A; Inter Milan.

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Posted by Dan | Report as abusive

David Beckham will only enhance Milan’s chances of winning this year.. As Ronaldinho, critics, I thought you said he lost it whilst at Barca… SHHHHHHHHHHH!

Posted by Benjamin King | Report as abusive

Milan is not the same team they were years ago.
There still a real good team, but not a great team.
The last few games have been won by pure luck….
They won’t last in first place, mark my words

P.S Forza Inter

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Ronaldinho did not play poorly. He had a nice shot on goal that was saved, and created just as many chances as anybody.

Posted by Mackenzie Rivers | Report as abusive

Milan is great but this season is not bad as last , i belive the leage is for milan the juve and roma are doing now.

Posted by Saheed oluwa | Report as abusive

I thought Ronnie gave the ball away an awful lot, tried shots and tricks that were never going to work and generally lacked any sparkle.
Admittedly he set high standards three or four years back and any performance now will struggle to match that

Posted by Mark | Report as abusive

I think AC Milan can, because they have all the resources to stay at the top.

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