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Pioli finds faults in Milan’s performance after 2-0 victory

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Stefano Pioli feels Milan should have had more possession of the ball and in turn more control of the game in their latest Serie A match.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic missed out the match against Crotone but AC Milan remained unaffected by the absence of their coronavirus-plagued talisman as they ended up 2-0 winners.

Franck Kessie stuck in the dying minutes of the first half to ensure his side go into the break with an advantage before Brahim Diaz doubled the lead five minutes into the second half.

The Rossoneri, yet to concede in the new Serie A campaign, are now unbeaten in each of their last 13 league matches.

Despite a fairly good result in Sunday’s match, Stefano Pioli suggests his side still have a lot of room for improvement.

“When playing this often at the start of the season, it’s important to control the game, control the tempo, and make the opposition do the work,” Pioli told Sky Sport Italia, via Football Italia.

“We didn’t hold the ball as well as we should’ve, but it went well.

“I am satisfied with Sandro Tonali and Brahim Diaz’s performances. They are not yet at 100 percent, but can give the team a big helping hand.”