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SATO 2009 Serie A Awards: Best Offense

AC Milan had one of the most explosive offenses this season in Serie A and they deserve the honor of league’s Best Offense.  Milan shared a joint-lead with champs Inter in total goals scored (70) and scored more goals in front of the home crowd then any other Serie A club with 39.  The homefield advantage was a big factor for Milan this season, they were tied for the lead in home victories with 14 and finished with the second most wins all together wrapping up the year with 22 victories. 

AC Milan was a unique offensive club this year and the best as an all-around team.  The club did not have a league-leading scorer and actually only had a few players reach double digits in goals for the entire year.  AC Milan scored tons of goals and won games by spreading the ball around and allowing everyone on the team to contribute to the goal-scoring cause.  

It also doesn’t hurt when the key players on your team are named: Kaka, Ronaldinho, Filippo Inzaghi, Andrea Pirlo, Gianluca Zambrotta, Massimo Ambrosini, and Paolo Maldini.  Let’s face it, Milan has tons of stars and usually they find a way to make most of the key players happy.

Unfortunately, the one key star that kept everyone else on the squad in check (Kaka), has left the building and the club will need to fill the void the Brazilian has left behind.  But AC Milan should be alright next season despite the absence of one of the world’s best.  They still have elite-level talent on their squad plus they made a decent amount of loot from dealing away that Kaka guy anyway.

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