AC Milan 2-1 Parma: Player Ratings – Bakayoko and Cutrone shine in home victory

By Nikita Fesyukov -

AC Milan prevailed over Parma at the San Siro in a thrilling fixture after coming from behind, with Patrick Cutrone and Franck Kessie leading Gattuso’s team to an important win.


Donnarumma (6): Had literally zero work, as Parma’s only shot on goal resulted in a goal and it was a very good header for them to take the lead at the San Siro.

Calabria (7): A Quality performance from the right-back, who seemed to be all over the right side and supported Suso on a regular basis with his overlaps. He wasn’t as tested at the back, but when necessary, he was ready.

Zapata (7): After a few confusing moments at the start of the match, he and Abate formed a very solid partnership at the back and did not let Parma do anything to threaten Donnarumma’s goal.

Abate (7.5): Surprisingly incredibly confident and calm in a new role for him as a centre-back. His passing from the back was on point and at times he was capable of making the build-up faster. He also used his pace intelligently and tracked back well.

Kessie Calhanoglu

Rodriguez (6): Not ideal from Rodriguez, but he did his job at the back. Up front, he was not as used as Calabria and his crossing was somewhat off.

Jose Mauri (6): Despite many fans not being sure if the tiny midfielder is still alive, he started against his former team and did not do too bad. It was nothing special, but on the other hand, he did not make any major mistakes.

Bakayoko (7.5): Another positive performance from the Chelsea loanee, despite probably being at fault during the goal, even though it was more of an organizational problem. Otherwise, he was incredibly dominant in the midfield and continuing his improving trend.

Kessie (7): Had a fantastic first half and scored the winning goal from the penalty spot, but despite this, he could have done much better. His passing in the final third of the pitch in the second half was woeful, as the team could have ended up winning with an even bigger advantage.

Suso (7): Dangerous as usual. The point of reference of the offensive phase of Gattuso’s team. His crossing, passing a technique is a great asset that makes the team very dangerous.

Cutrone (7.5): Great performance from the youngster. Reacted very well to the deflected cross from Suso with a fine finish to equalize and then won the penalty kick with a smart move to make the defender use his hands in the box. A very Pippo-esque and man of the match performance.

Cutrone Parma

Calhanoglu (6.5): Hakan is slowly showing better performances, even though today was not as sharp from him as on Thursday. Had some flashy moments and good passes as well as shots, but needs to be more effective.


Borini (6): He himself did not make too much of a contribution, but added a bit more pace and hunger to the team as well as a change in formation which inevitably also resulted into the two goals scored to turn around the match.

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  1. We cannot blame Bakayoko for the goal as it was Kessie who marked and lost Inglese, but it was him to failed on headed the ball. Overall, we can agree that it was more of organizational problem as Milan always struggled with dead ball before the goal happened.

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