Rafael Leao matches bizarre Andriy Shevchenko benchmark, but AC Milan’s title hopes suffer fresh blow
AC Milan star Rafael Leao this evening joined club legend Andriy Shevchenko as only the 2nd member of a somewhat unusual club, owing to his latest Rossoneri goal.
Leao was back in action a short time ago, featuring from the off as Milan welcomed Udinese to the San Siro for a crunch Serie A showdown.
And the Portuguese international, in the midst of a fine spell of form in front of goal, managed to find the net for the 3rd time in four outings across all competitions, courtesy of a fine finish on the half-hour mark:
The ball from Tonali 🔥
The first touch and finish from Rafael Leão. 🧊 pic.twitter.com/V7ECY9MHCe
— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) February 25, 2022
The latest goal netted by the Rossoneri’s gifted wide-man, meanwhile, as alluded to above, has too seen Leao etch his name into the history books at the club.
As per statisticians Opta, the 22-year-old has joined Andriy Shevchenko as just the 2nd player to ever find the net on all seven days of the week in Serie A whilst donning Milan’s colours:
7 – Rafael Leão has become today the second player able to score in each of the seven days of a week in the Serie A for AC Milan, after Andriy Shevchenko. Calendar.#SerieA #MilanUdinese pic.twitter.com/Z7crzwIKwE
— OptaPaolo 🏆 (@OptaPaolo) February 25, 2022
Udogie secures a point
Unfortunately for Leao and Milan alike, though, his 11th goal of the season did not prove enough to guide the Diavolo to all three points on Friday night.
This comes with a controversial finish on the part of Destiny Udogie having seen Udinese depart the San Siro with a share of the spoils, in a 1-1 stalemate.
Pioli’s Milan, in turn, have seen their Scudetto hopes dealt a considerable blow, aware that a victory on the part of city neighbours Inter over Genoa this evening will see the Nerazzurri join at the Italian top-flight’s summit, whilst in possession of a game in hand.
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