The victory allows the team coached by Pioli to rise to 12 points and join Inter at the top of the table
Milan beat Verona 1-0 today, Saturday 23 September 2023, in the match scheduled for the fifth day of the 2023-2024 Serie A championship. The Rossoneri prevailed with a goal from Leao, who scored in the 8th minute. The victory allows the team coached by Pioli to rise to 12 points and join Inter at the top of the table. However, the Nerazzurri have one game in hand and will take the field tomorrow in Empoli, against the only team still with zero points.
Leao’s goal in the 8th minute decided the match. In the standings, the Rossoneri are momentarily close to Inter at the top with 12 points, while the Gialloblù remain stuck at 7 in sixth place together with Napoli, Fiorentina and Turin.
The Milan coach
“We always play to win” says Milan coach Stefano Pioli to Dazn. “Today is an important victory after a tiring week from a physical and mental point of view against a team that attacked us so much. At times the construction was slow and we lacked a bit of depth.” “Today Leao, as captain, performed well – adds Pioli -. I think we sometimes exaggerate the negativity that surrounds my players. I take my responsibilities. We need to stay close to the players with words and attitudes. The group is cohesive and responsible. Today Leao started very well and then dropped, but he is doing his best. He is happy with us, with the fans and with the club. When you grow up, you know you also have to endure high expectations.” The Rossoneri coach then spoke about Rade Krunic’s injury. “He suffered a muscle problem. I don’t know how long he will be out but we have two different solutions in that role, namely Reijnders and Adli. We will play twice a week and we will need everyone and everyone will have their opportunities.”