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    Milan, Bacca: Why a spell on the sidelines is the answer to his goal drought

    Milan, Bacca: Why a spell on the sidelines is the answer to his goal drought

    One month, four matches without a goal for Milan’s Colombian striker Carlos Bacca. Since netting in the 4-3 home win against Sassuolo on October 2, the 30-year-old has been suffering his worst drought since joining the rossoneri. Last Sunday’s exchange with coach Montella after he was substituted in the narrow win over Pescara has set tongues wagging once again about his future at the club.
    On Monday, the player was given the day-off to spend some time relaxing with the family at Luna Park and for this weekend’s trip to Sicily to face Palermo, Bacca could find himself parked on the substitutes bench as Montella experiments with Lapadula and Luiz Adriano is his striking duo. It’s more likely however, that the coach, just like he did at the start of the campaign, will allow Bacca to recharge his batteries with the international break looming.
    So it’s not the first time that the Colombian will watch proceedings from the touchline; he did the same in weeks two and three against Napoli and Udinese respectively. This worked to perfection as in the next match away to Sampdoria at the Marassi; Bacca coming on to grab the winning goal. He backed this up the following week with the opener against Lazio. So maybe it’s time for another cure from the substitute’s bench to kick start Bacca’s season once again.

    By Federico Albrizio. Adapted & translated by Steve Mitchell

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