Milan played their first competitive game of the season against Romanian side CS Universitatea Craiova in the first leg of their Europa League 3rd round qualifiers.
G. Donnarumma (6): Came up big with a brilliant one-on-one save in the 22nd minute to keep the game level at a stalemate. Made some slight errors with his cross collection and distribution but overall a good performance from the 18-year-old.
Abate (5): Had a poor game on the ball but stopped anything that challenged him defensively.
Zapata (6): A very solid game from the Colombian, had very good distribution and stopped many Craiova counter attacks.
Musacchio (8 MOTM): Barely put a foot wrong. A commanding defensive performance, keeping the opposition at bay.
R. Rodriguez (7): Scored the decisive goal from a swinging free-kick. Solid defensively.
Montolivo (5): Made the mistake for Craiova’s only real chance. Connected some good passes but generally looked off the pace of the game.
Bonaventura (6): Kept getting fouled out of rhythm, generally not the best creative performance by Jack but was still tidy in possession and solid in tracking back.
Kessie (7): A great performance from the Ivorian was quick and decisive in regaining possession for the team. A powerful driving force when on the ball as well.
Niang (5): Put in a good shift and a couple good tackles but lacked creative end product.
Borini (5): Also put in a good shift but was very sloppy on the ball, and was rash in his pressing and tackling. He did, however, create our best chance of the game with a lovely through ball.
Cutrone (7): Was due to a goal for his exploits, almost tucked away that Borini through ball only to be denied by the post. Narrowly missed a corner opportunity with the keeper getting a touch to put it in a difficult position.
Andre Silva (6): Came on for Borini and had a positive impact, didn’t get much support and was outnumbered in most attacking situations.
Conti (6): Improved the production from the right-hand side and was competent defensively.
Antonelli (5): Didn’t get much time to assert himself but was confident in defence.