Photo: Heat map from Udinese clash proves Bennacer is Milan’s engine

By Isak Möller -

Ismael Bennacer did well in AC Milan’s first clash of the season, leading the Rossoneri to a 4-2 win against Udinese with his possession and build-up. This has been further proved by his heat map from the game. 

On their official Twitter page, Serie A published the heat map of Bennacer from the game against Udinese (see below) and praised the midfielder. Indeed, he did really well and was clearly the engine for Milan.

As a result of Franck Kessie’s departure, Bennacer will get a lot more playing time alongside Sandro Tonali and it’s believed that the latter will absorb Kessie’s old duties. In other words, the Algerian will be in charge of the passing.

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  1. ”Bennacer (6.5): Not his best display in the Milan shirt but certainly not among the worst either. It was a very average one, to tell the truth, but he did make a few nice passes towards the end of the game. ”

    I think he’s far underrated.

    1. I had to eat my words on that one 😂 Clearly I missed a lot watching the game live, have since watched again and the rating was revised as well.

      1. All love brother. To be fair, I did take note of the rating being revised, though I chose to leave that part out haha.

        Also, I tend to misjudge some players performances from time to time.

        Only reason I commented on this was because I feel some (especially in the past) overlook the value of Bennacer. I’ve played football at high level during my youth and without sounding too cocky, I have a good eye for players who performs at a high level but for various reasons doesn’t stand out in the public eye and finds himself off the radar.

        In any case… All love brotha, keep up the good work.

        1. I appreciate the feedback my friend. It keeps me on my toes when it comes to the ratings and that is needed. And I agree with you on Bennacer, he tends to move under the radar but still deserves the praise for sure.

  2. Benaceer is most underrated player in serieA.

    Klopp is not pushing for him by mistake. Many Milan fans forgotten how his wonderclass goals helped us to the scudetto last season. hope he stays injury free so that the world can see the real genius.

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