AC Milan recorded a much needed victory in Bologna thanks to Carlos Bacca’s first half penalty.
Cristian Brocchi’s side failed to really impress yet again, though at least this time they did get the three points to keep up the fight for sixth place with Sassuolo, who play Frosinone on Sunday
here are the ratings for the match…
Donnarumma (7) – Though barely called upon, Gigio controlled his area well and confidently. The 17-year-old earned his 10th clean sheet in his first Serie A season.
Calabria (6) – The young full-back got his first start since September 27 against Genoa and though he had a good game, there were times where he was hesitant and nervous.
Mexes (7) – Making his first appearance in a while, the Frenchman had a good game in defense and came close to getting his name on the scoresheet on numerous occasions.
Romagnoli (6) – Alessio had a so and so game, making a few risky mistakes but also doing great to keep the opposition from scoring.
De Sciglio (6) – In the absence of Luca Antonelli due to injury, Mattia stepped in to fill the left-back role and had a good game, contributing both defensively and offensively.
Kucka (6) – The Slovak has been having below average performances by his standards and it could be due to the change of formation.
Montolivo (5) – Il Capitano had a good start to the game but saw that good start turn into a not so good performance overall.
Mauri (6) – Earning his third consecutive start for the Rossoneri, the little Argentine put in a solid performance, apart from the yellow card he got after getting into a scuffle with Bologna’s Diawara.
Honda (5) – It was an average game in the trequartista role for the Japanese, having been pretty quiet in some parts of it. Keisuke did make a few great passes and created a few opportunities for the away side.
Luiz Adriano (7 MOTM) – The determination and effort he’s shown in this match has earned the Brazilian the Man Of The Match. He’s done exceptionally well and won the penalty which led to the only goal of the match.
Bacca (7) – Scoring the only goal of the match and his 17th Serie A goal of the season from the penalty spot, the Colombian had a good game and could’ve done more damage had more chances been created.
Bertolacci (5) – Marking his return from injury, the Italian midfielder couldn’t really make much of an impact, earning a yellow card himself 40 seconds after coming on from yellow-carded Mauri.
Poli (5) – The Italian came on for the fatigued Juraj Kucka to add energy to the Rossoneri midfield. Andrea didn’t really make an impact in the game.
Boateng (N/A) – Coming on for Keisuke Honda, Prince was put on to add some fresh legs to the attack and maybe put the game to bed with a second goal.
Brocchi (4) – The Italian coach didn’t really do well apart from the selection of the starting XI. There was no motivation, no desire, and the substitutions could’ve been done better.