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Ibrahimovic's Wonder Goal Not Enough For Milan

cornerAc Milan hasn’t had a really good start in the start of the year as after dropping a point against Udinese last weekend at San Siro, the Rossoneri once again failed to keep their six points lead at the top after being held into a 1-1 draw by Lecce.

Milan’s poor attitude after taking the lead through Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s wonder goal can pretty much be blamed as the cause of their dropped points as the fashion capital side’s lapse of concentration led to the equalizing goal scored by Ruben Oliviera.

Starting the match with a three points lead from second place Lazio, Milan started the game in a very commanding fashion as they are bossing the ball possession, however there seems to be a lack of sharpness from the league leaders as they make too many passing error in the half. Lecce themselves didn’t really do much as they were much more focused in keeping the Rossoneri at bay and would probably pleased with a point from the game.

Ending the half with a disappointing 0-0 draw, Milan took the lead as early as the second half started after Ibrahimovic’s amazing speculative shot blazed through Lecce’s goal after the big Swede won a ball from the home team’s defender in a counter attacking move. Strangely, the Rossoneri seemed to lose their appetite for the game as it was the host that went on pushing their luck in searching for the equalizer despite having plenty of scarce at the back as the away team threatened from their sharp counter attack.

After a very rigid display of football, Lecce finally get their equalizer less than 10 minutes before time after Ruben Oliviera converted a corner from the right hand side escaping the challenge from Alessandro Nesta, who looked a little bit rusty in the game. The equalizing goal seemed to spark Milan alive as they began to take the attacking initiative once again and would’ve re-taken the lead once again in more than one occasion as they were missing few goal scoring chances in the final five minutes.

After surviving a biting nail moment in the last five minutes, Lecce fans erupted in joy as they finally managed to get a point from the current Serie A leader straight after taking three point in previous week against the league runner up, Lazio. As for Milan, their lack of sharpness seemed evidence in the game as they looked a little bit off the pace at time especially with the movement of several players who just returned from injuries along with suspension such as Nesta, Mathieu Flamini and Massimo Ambrosini. The draw only put the fashion capital side have a four point lead at the top of Serie A ahead of Lazio that got a lucky win in a game few hours before the fashion capital side’s match at Via Dal Mare.

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