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Same spirit without Zlatan?

Fri 27 November 2020 | 0:21

The Serie A leaders showed they have what it takes even in the absence of their top scorer, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Daniele Bonera

believes that his side put up a satisfying show in their Europa League draw against Lille on Thursday.

AC Milan

found the net by Samu Castillejo but Jonathan Bamba tied the game only after 19 minutes.

The Italian club, who have won Lille 3-0 in the previous Europa League round, had 58 percent of ball possession but they were unable to secure their goal from the opponent’s only shot on target.

The 39-year-old, who is suffering from a hamstring injury, has scored 12 times for his side and his absence seemed to take its toll.

Bonera

says the extent of determination was once again obvious against Lille.

"

This is the strong identity we now have in all of us. We're happy with the work the boys do every day. It's just a shame about the result tonight,"

said the assistant coach, who is sitting on the bench in absence of Stefano Pioli tested positive for COVID-19.

"We showed even before this match that the group was able to make up for his absence. He is such an important player, but the spirit of this team is always the same, with or without Ibra."

The draw left AC Milan second in the group trailing Lille and ahead of Sparta Prague.


source: SportMob