ANDREA PIRLO has taken the reins in the penalty spot again. This happens after one year that Ronaldinho has been taken the penalty shootouts.
Few slip-ups made by the Brazilian midfielder were enough for Leonardo to replace him. Veteran penalty-taker Pirlo is back to strike the ball from 11 meters, as reported on Wednesday in TuttoSport.
In the past, Pirlo and Kaka were sharing the honor of beating the goalkeeper from the short range, but since ‘Dinho arrived and Kaka left, the 29-year-old overpowered Andrea in the nomination for the penalty shootout-taker.
Ronaldinho missed few penalties this season, as mostly remembered against Inter Milan in the second Derby della Madonnina, were Milan were down by two goals. He also missed the penalty against Roma.
Of course, Roonie scores wonderful goals from the penalty spot, but Milan can’t risk anymore in losing such golden chances, and Leonardo has decided to put back Pirlo, who kicks wonderfully, to take those chances.
By Meytar Zeevi, Rossoneri Blog