Second-placed AC Milan was held to a 0-0 draw at Cremonese in Serie A on Tuesday as Stefano Pioli’s males wasted a number of clear-cut possibilities to attain.
Each groups sat again within the opening levels earlier than Milan regularly began dominating possession. Nonetheless, neither staff discovered the web within the first half regardless of a number of possibilities for the guests.
“I believe our first half was respectable, the second was lower than our requirements in order that we may’ve executed rather more,” Milan supervisor Stefano Pioli instructed DAZN.
“We had been unable to create sufficient attacking conditions, Cremonese centered solely on defending and closed down all of the areas, however we nonetheless may’ve executed much better.”
Milan midfielder Brahim Diaz tried to slip in a cross from Junior Messias after 23 minutes, however the ball sailed over the bar.
Milan had one other likelihood two minutes later, however winger Ante Rebic miscalculated his try to go the ball and it bounced vast.
A minute later, Rebic performed by Divock Origi however Cremonese goalkeeper Marco Carnesecchi managed to avoid wasting the Belgian striker’s effort along with his legs.
Milan continued the strain within the second half, with Origi being denied a aim within the 56th minute after he was dominated offside by VAR.
Rebic got here shut once more to giving Milan the lead with a header after 68 minutes, however Carnesecchi managed to tip the ball away.
Cremonese may have snatched victory 4 minutes into stoppage time when residence striker Cristian Buonaiuto received the ball contained in the field, however his shot below strain went straight into the arms of goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu.
Milan is second within the standings with 30 factors from 14 video games, eight adrift of chief Napoli.
“It’s lots, we actually don’t like this example, however we’ve got a chance to win on Sunday after which there’s a protracted marketing campaign forward of us. Naturally, we didn’t need to be this far off at this stage. We congratulate Napoli on their report, however we may’ve executed extra,” Pioli mentioned.
Cremonese is 18th on seven factors.