Bordeaux 1-2 Milan: Player Ratings

By Ahmed Khalifa -

AC Milan began their preseason with a win in Agen, France against Bordeaux in a useful runout for Montella’s men.

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the first half as Vincenzo Montella tasted victory for the first time with his Rossoneri side.

Malcom scored a consolation for the French side, but a youthful second half team hung on for Milan.

Starting XI

Donnarumma (7): Gigio was barely called upon but did well to prevent the opposition when needed.

Abate (6): The captain of the game, Ignazio did pretty well in the right hand side of the defense.

Paletta (7): Gabriel was strong at the back and did a really solid job. His interceptions and reactions were great and he barely put a foot wrong.

Romagnoli (7): As usual, Alessio did a fine job at the heart of the defense and was well-focused throughout the game.


Antonelli (6): Despite looking a bit rusty after coming back from an injury, Luca did pretty well at the left hand side of the defense

Poli (7): Andrea usually isn’t usually one who’s praised but giving credit where it’s due, he was working tirelessly at the centre of the field.

Bertolacci (6): The Italian midfielder didn’t play in his preferred position but looked to be improving from what has been a season to forget.

Bonaventura (8): Like always, Bonaventura has been crucial to the Rossoneri and made a great run before setting up the second goal for Suso.

Suso – MOTM (8): The young Spaniard brought his form from his loan at Genoa back with him scoring both goals to give the Rossoneri the win.


Niang (6): A bit of a loose cannon, the young Frenchman didn’t do much in terms of creating chances but had a decent game overall.

Menez (5): Jeremy didn’t have a good match, really and looked to be low on stamina.


Gabriel (6): The Brazilian goalkeeper looked shaky at times but also made some fine saves to prevent the opponents from grabbing the equalizer.

Calabria (7): The young Italian full-back put in a solid performance playing both on the right and left side of defense.

Vergara (6): The young Colombian centre-back showed a few good signs of confidence on the ball but looked a bit shaky while defending.

Ely (6): Back from quite a long injury, the young Brazilian centre-back did well in defense despite a few errors.

De Santis (6): One defender some were looking forward to was Milan Primavera’s own Ivan De Santis, and he did not disappoint.

Mauri (7): The little Argentine-Italian is a fan favorite of the Rossoneri faithful and hasn’t let them down, putting on a solid performance and coming close to score towards the end of the game.

Zanellato (7): Here’s one we’d like to see more of. Niccolo Zanellato put in a fine performance and made some great touches and pieces of play.

El Hilali (N/A): Mattia El Hilali did not play much, coming on late on in the match.


Crociata (5): Giovanni Crociata didn’t make much of an impact on the game but contributed a bit by creating chances.

Vido (6): Another youth prospect of the Rossoneri, Luca Vido showed a bit of skill after coming on, though does need to improve in a few areas.

Adriano (5): The Brazilian striker created himself a few chances but didn’t do enough to score, missing a few scoring opportunities.

The Coach

Montella (7): Montella is off to a great start in his first game as head coach of the Rossoneri. Hopefully it is just the beginning and we go on to witness many more victories!

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