This month he's been the leading player for goals, assists and generally great performances. From Lazio to Udinese, from the Coppa Italia to Serie A: Rafael Leão has made and is continuing to make the difference. With three goals and an assist, in what have generally been high-quality moments (such as the overhead kick against Salerno): thanks to this haul, AC Milan have dropped just four points in the league, as he also dragged AC Milan to the semi-final of the Coppa Italia, which earned him the votes of our fans, as February's MVP, through our official website; pipping Giroud, Hernández and Maignan to the award.
The Portuguese had also been the MVP for January too, which is indicative of his formidable start to 2022. Specifically, in February, Leão won the man of the match award after AC Milan v Lazio (Coppa Italia) and AC Milan v Sampdoria (Serie A), performances in which he stole the show. His talent, strength and speed have made him a formidable forward and above all, never has he been more consistently decisive in front of goal.
A determining factor: the appreciation of his teammates and praise from Coach Pioli, he has been hailed by San Siro. Leão has become just the second AC Milan player (after Andriy Shevchenko) to have scored in all seven days of the week in the league and is also the player to have scored the most goals in home games in 2022 (4). Furthermore, he shares with Giroud, a double accolade as the only Rossoneri to reach double figures this season in all competitions and also the only Serie A player to have scored the most goals in a single stadium (San Siro) in 2022.
Without forgetting that he recently celebrated 100 appearances for AC Milan at the age of 22. The numbers are extraordinary, as Rafa continues to shine bright. It is important to continue like this, work hard to grow and improve, stay ambitious and hungry, to finish the season on a high.
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