Milan best start since 2003-04 as they recapture top of Serie A

by | Dec 4, 2021 22:58

Milan are the sole Serie A leaders for the first time in 10 months after their best start to a season since 2003-04.

The Rossoneri leapfrogged Napoli and went top thanks to their 2-0 win over Salernitana, while the Partenopei were beaten 3-2 at home by Atalanta.

It has created a fascinating situation in the top four, with Milan on 38 points, Inter 37, Napoli 36 and Atalanta 34.

The last time Stefano Pioli’s men were alone at the top of the table was February 13, ahead of their surprise defeat to Spezia.

Inter then beat Lazio to take the leadership and ended up running away with the Scudetto, 12 points clear of their city rivals.

Meanwhile, Milan have earned 38 points in the opening 16 rounds, their best start to a Serie A season since 2003-04, when they went on to win the Scudetto.

At this stage in the 2020-21 campaign, the Diavolo had 37 points in the league table, so have improved their tally by one.

6 Comments

  1. Milan Fan

    If only we hadn’t lost to Fiorentina and Sassuolo because of Tatarusanu, Gabbia and Romagnoli’s suicide missions …

  2. FERBAN

    Shame they don’t have the players they had back then. Just shows how far the league has fallen.

  3. Andy

    The season is long. It was actually in the second half of the 2003-04 season that Milan broke away from the competition (Roma). Right now, Inter look like the favorites, with Milan and Napoli going through a bit of a wobble.

  4. DiMastta

    “Winter Is Coming…”

    That’s when old men’s bones creak and silver crowns fall off.

    Ask Zlatan and Olivier.

  5. el_lasPas

    A mix of young good players and senior player show that how good is this team can operate as a unit. The only problem now is their player depth. Loss of key player may downgrade the team strength in one area for example striker.

  6. interista

    With Inzaghiball rolling and players are clicking (Calha, Dumfries…) the Scudetto is for Inter to lose.

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