That tendency to play top sides tough continued on Monday, when the Rossoneri went to the Stadio San Paolo in Naples looking to avenge the 4-0 thrashing Napoli handed them in October. They didn't take the win—in fact, they were thoroughly outplayed over the course of the match—but they hung in with a dogged determination. After Lorenzo Insigne's deflected strike broke the deadlock toward the end of the first half, Milan responded immediately. Keisuke Honda's cross met Giacomo Bonaventura at Pepe Reina's far post, and the midfielder slammed home his sixth goal of the season, leveling the score just before the half. A few key saves by Gianluigi Donnarumma in the second half kept Milan level, and by the final whistle the score was the same. It may not have been a victory, but revenge was still had nonetheless—Milan prevented Napoli from taking advantage of Juventus' Friday slip-up against Bologna and retaking the league lead. The Rossoneri have certainly come up big when big teams stepped up to them—but their problem has been when they've faced smaller clubs.
Form LinesLast 5 matches, most recent firstAC MilanTorinoD 1-1 @ NapoliD 0-0 vs. CarpiW 2-1 vs. GenoaW 3-1 @ PalermoD 1-1 vs. UdineseL 2-1 vs. ChievoW 2-0 @ PalermoD 2-2 @ SampdoriaW 3-0 vs. InterD 0-0 vs. VeronaWhoScored. comProjected LineupsAC Milan (4-4-2)Torino (3-5-2)DonnarummaPadelliAbate Alex Romagnoli AntonelliMaksimovic Glik MorettiHonda Bertolacci Kucka BonaventuraZappacosta Baselli Vives Acquah PeresBacca NiangBelotti ImmobileUnavailableAC Milan: Diego Lopez (knee), Rodrigo Ely (Foot), Philippe Mexes (undisclosed injury) and Riccardo Montolivo (suspended). Torino: Cesare Bovo (sprain), Alessandro Gazzi (hamstring), Danilo Avelar (knee) and Marco Benassi (suspended).
This Milan have shown they can step up to the likes of the league's best on a pretty consistent basis. What they need to do now is show they can crush the teams they're supposed to crush the way champions do. They're being presented with a fine chance. Torino have taken a steep fall from grace this season. Two years ago, they qualified for European competition for the first time in 12 years. And in last year's UEFA Europa League, they became the first Italian team ever to beat Athletic Bilbao at the San Mames, eliminating them from the round of 32 with a 3-2 triumph in the second leg.
S. )Live Stream: BT Sport Connect (UK), beIN Sports Connect (U. )Milan coach Sinisa Mihajlovic's side is on a hot run of form. His team hasn't lost since the first game following the winter break, a 1-0 home defeat to Bologna on Jan. 6, and they've been holding their own—and more—against some of Serie A's best. On Jan. 9 against Roma, they dominated the majority of the game and should have come away with a better result from the Stadio Olimpico than their 1-1 draw.
Teams that a club with Milan's history should be swatting away like so many mosquitoes, such as Atalanta, Bologna and indeed Torino, have brought out their worst matches of the season. Even when they do beat them it comes hard, as it did in their 3-2 wins over Palermo and Udinese in September. The first game this season against the Granata was a case in point. Torino overran the midfield early in that match and had the upper hand for most of the game. Carlos Bacca's second-half opener in the sides' meeting in October was very much against the run of play, and Milan's lead only lasted 10 minutes before Daniele Baselli—a 23-year-old player Milan reportedly negotiated for last season, according to agent Giuseppe Riso on Radio Kiss Kiss (h/t Football Italia)—leveled the score.
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Puglia/Getty ImagesOn the other side, all eyes are on Immobile. Tired of waiting for Juventus to deem him ready of a place in their first team, he moved abroad two summers ago in a deal that gave co-owners Juve and Torino about €8 million each. Unfortunately, his time at Borussia Dortmund coincided with a rebuilding year for the German giants, and he moved to Sevilla last summer, only to be frozen out there. A return to Torino seems to have lifted his fortunes.
Giampiero Ventura was still being lauded as one of the best coaches around several months later. While Ventura's quality is still unquestionable, something has been missing from this team for a while. Even the successful return of Ciro Immoble, who spent the previous 18 months wandering the wilderness after winning the Serie A scoring title in 2013-14, hasn't sparked them into life. They started brightly, winning four of their first six games, but a shock loss to Serie A newcomers Carpi torpedoed their form, and it took them six weeks to win again thereafter. Morale wasn't helped when they lost October's Derby della Mole at the Juventus Stadium on a goal in the last minute of stoppage time for the second consecutive year. They've won only twice since December—a stretch that included another embarrassing loss to their city rivals in the Coppa Italia.
He arrived at Milan this season for €20 million, a sum that is frankly absurd for a player of his level. He'll never justify that kind of money because he's not that kind of player. He isn't bad, but he's just not that good. He has had good moments this season, and given Torino's form, this is as good a time as any to try to get back into a groove. But watcher beware—if he fails on Saturday, the comparisons with Baselli will come thick and fast—especially if Baselli hurts Milan again. Immobile scored twice in Palermo. Tullio M.
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