Milan 1-2 Juventus: Player Ratings

By Ahmed Khalifa -

Starting XI:

6 – Donnarumma: Despite conceding two goals, both in which the young goalkeeper was not at fault, Gigio had a good match in goal but was unfortunately let down by his defense.

5 – Abate: Ignazio played throughout the match with fire and energy but didn’t make much of a contribution in attack as he did in defense, though didn’t do particularly well at the back either, especially in Pogba’s goal off a set-piece which gave Juventus the lead.

7 – Alex: Alex had a pretty solid game and controlled the defense well as well as bagging a goal that gave Milan the lead. He shared the blame for Mandzukic’s equalizer that saw him convert an easy chance on goal.

Alex celebrates after scoring in the Derby della Madonnina. | GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images

Alex celebrates after scoring in the Derby della Madonnina. | GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images

5 – Romagnoli: The young Italian defender didn’t have a really great match, taking part of the blame for Mandzukic’s equalizer. Alessio didn’t look in control and confident as he usually would be in the heart of defense.

6 – Antonelli: Luca had an up and down match, contributing more offensively than defensively down the left flank. The Italian fullback made a few good runs and creating chances but saw no one at the end of them or able to convert them.

5 – Honda: The Japanese midfielder was nearly invisible in this match, though had a few moments of contribution in attack as well as defense.

5 – Montolivo: Il Capitano was a doubt for this game but was chosen to start. Riccardo has put on yet another bad performance for the Rossoneri and you wonder when he’ll have a good match again. He failed to do anything of worth and hasn’t really contributed. Monto was almost subbed off for young talent Manuel Locatelli but remained on the pitch instead.

(Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

(Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

7 (MOTM) – Kucka: Juraj, probably the most consistent player in the squad, was working hard in the center of the field, contributing both in attack and in defense and the hard work was obvious towards the end of the game where he looked quite fatigued.

5 – Bonaventura: Usually, Giacomo would be one of the most important players on the pitch but that wasn’t the case this time. He was almost non-existent and barely created any chances.

5 – Bacca: The Colombian striker has had a poor run of form and a lack of service and that was reflected in this match. Carlos was practically invisible and didn’t do much when on the ball.

6 – Balotelli: Super Mario came close to scoring on numerous occasions and had a good match mainly showing moments of brilliance and danger and came close to scoring a goal if it weren’t for Gigi Buffon’s incredible save.

Substitutions:

N/A – Luiz Adriano: The Brazilian striker came on for Keisuke Honda to make the play more offensive but didn’t do much to make an impact.

N/A – Boateng: Prince didn’t make much of an impact since coming on and wasn’t involved enough though did come close to scoring with a volley from outside Juve’s penalty area.

(Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

(Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Manager:

5 – Manager: Sinisa made some questionable decisions starting with playing a barely fit Montolivo. The Serbian’s substitutions weren’t really good and keeping Montolivo on didn’t help as he was supposed to make way for Locatelli to make his debut.

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