GdS: Milan player ratings for Inter defeat – Tatarusanu defiant; Ibra and Meite condemned

By Oliver Fisher -

It wasn’t Milan’s night on Tuesday night as a series of bad refereeing decisions saw them knocked out of the cup by Inter.

La Gazzetta dello Sport (via PianetaMilan) have published their player ratings this morning, beginning by giving Ciprian Tătărușanu an 8 out of 10 as nobody noticed the absence of Gianluigi Donnarumma. He made two saves on Romelu Lukaku, plus stops to deny Alexis Sánchez and Lautaro Martínez. There was also the denial of Achraf Hakimi and Aleksandr Kolarov worth mentioning too, with nothing he could do about either goal.

Franck Kessie got a 6.5, as he was ‘the last to surrender’. Without Bennacer and Sandro Tonali next to him and with new signing Soualiho Meite to guide, the Ivorian still did an excellent job keeping Barella quiet.

Diogo Dalot, Alessio Romagnoli, Theo Hernández and Fikayo Tomori – on his Rossoneri debut – all got a 6. Simon Kjær and Brahim Díaz got a 5.5 with the former having come off with an injury during the first half.

Three forwards were given a score of 5: Alexis Saelemaekers , Rafael Leão and Ante Rebić. Even goal scorer Zlatan Ibrahimović was marked down as he got a 4.5 with the following comment: “How to ruin your life (and how to ruin Milan). There were the conditions for a great derby, goal number 499, a dominant match. Then the madness of the quarrel (provocation?) With Lukaku and the foul from behind on Kolarov. Get angry with yourself.”

Meite got a 4.5 and was heavily criticised: “First half soft and distracted, the second full of mistakes and bad choices, including the 2-1 foul. Bad.”


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