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At the start of the season it seemed that a top three finish in Serie A was highly probably for the Rossoneri.
However, Milan have only managed five points in the first five games. There's a certain bleakness surrounding the club that feels even more suffocating than last season, when Milan got off to their worst ever franchise start.
The difference is that this year the top of Serie A is much stronger. Teams like Roma, Napoli, Fiorentina, and Inter are better and are all fighting for those same three spots.
Milan are now ten points behind first place Roma, and it'll take another heroic effort to get them back in the European mix.