HomeSerie AMilan frustrated in goalless stalemate with Cremonese

Milan frustrated in goalless stalemate with Cremonese

Soccer Football – Serie A – Cremonese v AC Milan – Stadio Giovanni Zini, Cremona, Italy – November 8, 2022 AC Milan’s Charles De Ketelaere and Simon Kjaer looks dejected after the match REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo

(Reuters) – Second-placed AC Milan were held to a 0-0 draw at Cremonese in Serie A on Tuesday as Stefano Pioli’s men wasted several clear-cut chances to score.

Both teams sat back in the opening stages before Milan gradually started dominating possession. However, neither team found the net in the first half despite several chances for the visitors.

Milan’s first chance came after 25 minutes, but winger Ante Rebic miscalculated his attempt to head the ball and it bounced wide.

A minute later, Rebic played through Divock Origi but Cremonese goalkeeper Marco Carnesecchi managed to save the Belgian striker’s effort with his legs.

Milan continued the pressure in the second half, with Origi being denied a goal in the 56th minute after he was ruled offside by VAR.

Milan are second in the standings with 30 points from 14 games, eight adrift of leaders Napoli. Cremonese are 18th on seven points.

(Reporting by Tommy Lund in Gdansk; Editing by Christian Radnedge)