AC Milan and Atalanta draw as Leao showcases brilliance

Rafael Leao showcased an outstanding performance for Milan against Atalanta, scoring a sensational solo goal early in the match.

Rafael Leao Saves Ac Milan Against Atalanta
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While Milan couldn’t secure a victory against Atalanta, Rafael Leao showcased a dazzling performance for the Rossoneri. Stefano Pioli’s team surged ahead within three minutes of their Sunday clash with la Dea, courtesy of an extraordinary solo effort by the Portuguese sensation. Leao dribbled masterfully down the flank and into the box before unleashing a spectacular, curved shot into the far corner, granting Milan a 1-0 lead.

Despite Leao’s stellar display, Milan failed to capitalize on their advantage, conceding an equalizer from the penalty spot before halftime, ultimately sharing the points with Atalanta after a grueling 90-minute battle at San Siro.

La Gazzetta dello Sport commended Leao’s industrious performance in Milan’s draw, stating: “The goal is akin to graffiti by TvBoy, emerging out of nowhere but with flair. He exhibits ambition, proactivity, and provides opportunities for Loftus-Cheek and Pulisic.”

Corriere dello Sport lavished praise on the Portuguese winger, emphasizing his significant contributions: “He took revenge by silencing the critics. The goal was pure magic. The ingredients: elegance, dribbling and precision. The Portuguese immediately unlocked the match and found the net again in the league after five months. Amazing assists for Loftus-Cheek and Pulisic.”

Tuttosport observed how Leao consistently posed a threat throughout the match, remarking: “Evening as a technical leader. Ready to go and draw a rainbow that brings San Siro down. He’s in good condition, a constant danger for la Dea.”

Rafael Leão

Rafael Alexandre Conceição Leão

Forwarder, Midfielder

PortugalPortugal

Age: 25

188 cm

81 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 29 4 Missed
Minutes 2233 77.0 Avg
Goals 7 0.2 Avg
Assist 8 0.3 Avg
Attempt 121 4.2 Avg
Passes 762 26.376.5% AvgSucc
Yellow 5 0.2 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 23 times for 1721 minutes for Serie A.

Rafael Leão scored 4 goals for Milan. He procured 7 assists. He received 4 yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 3rd in Serie A. In the last match Milan drew 1-1 against Atalanta.

Milan performance and stats

Milan

Manager: Stefano Pioli
Rank 2nd
Win 21
Draw 6
Loss 6
Goals 64-39
Diff 25
Rank 3rd
Win 2
Draw 2
Loss 2
Goals 5-8
Diff -3

Milan is currently 3rd in the Serie A with 53 points.

In the last 26 games, it has won 16 times, drawn 5 times, and lost 5 times. In its last match, Milan drawn 1-1 against Atalanta.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 50 goals and conceding 32.​