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Prior to the emergence of M'Baye Niang and the purchase of Mario Balotelli, Milan were a one-dimensional team.
All of the Rossoneri's attack came down the left flank, where Stephan El Shaarawy would burn defenders with his wonderful dribbling skills and his speed.
That made Milan all too predictable.
With the 18-year-old Niang now established on the right wing, Milan can attack from both sides of the pitch with purpose. Against Cagliari, Niang was one of Milan's top performers, showing the ability to get by multiple defenders and create chances from the outside.
Having Balotelli in the lineup makes Milan all the more dangerous. He's a perfect target man and can get to the outsides to help El Shaarawy and Niang, and also showed his unbelievable strength against defenders on multiple occasions on Sunday.
Balotelli could have easily had another goal or two as well, but it was not meant to be on the day.
Typically, this should prove to be a successful trio, but they need to learn to balance out the attack.
The attack came from the right side on too many occasions on Sunday. Cagliari knew that Milan were struggling to get the ball to the left side, and that closing down Niang and right back Ignazio Abate – who was in the attack a lot overlapping with the teenager – would close down Milan's attack.
Milan need to do a better job of distributing the ball across the pitch and getting everyone involved on a regular basis.