AC Milan got back to winning ways as they managed to beat Hellas Verona by the odd goal this afternoon. However, it was a very lacklustre display from the Rossoneri and below are the player ratings.
Sportiello (6): He made a really good reflex save in the first half and was also decent with his distribution. Above all, he remained calm throughout the clash and didn’t make any mistakes.
Thiaw (6): The German international did what was needed out there tonight and won quite a few duels. However, he wasn’t really put to the test that much.
Kjaer (5.5): He did improve as the game went on, no doubt about it, but on a couple of occasions his positioning was off. This never ended up costing Milan anything but it’s still worth noting.
Tomori (6): Another good display from the Englishman after his MOTM-performance against Newcastle. Then again, the Verona attackers were not exactly amazing.
Musah (6): He had a couple of questionable moments, including a run at the very start of the game, but he picked himself up and did well overall. Most importantly, he dared to run with the ball almost every time which stretched Verona, and that was necessary. Also came close to a goal after a nice run and a decent finish.
Krunic (6): Played from start yet again and did very well with his distribution, but nothing over the top. Of course, he also picked up an injury towards the end (who could have thought!?). Hopefully, it’s nothing too serious.
Reijnders (5.5): We just didn’t see enough of him this evening, even if he had a couple of good moments here and there. The game was very physical, to be fair, and that didn’t really suit him.
Florenzi (6): He looked decent in the first half and had a slightly inverted role at the start, combining well with his teammates. He didn’t do as well in the final 45 minutes but he had a couple of nice passes for Leao. Just about a 6 for him.
Pulisic (5.5): Apart from a left-footed effort which was saved, he didn’t have much success out there today and struggled to impose himself physically.
Giroud (5.5): Another attacker who struggled as he didn’t get the one-touch passes right (apart from the assist). He also squandered a really good chance because he shifted the ball onto his left foot.
Leao (6 – MOTM): At the end of the day, he scored the goal that got Milan the win. He was far from brilliant apart from that but he was decisive nevertheless.
Loftus-Cheek (6): He looked very bright straight away and used his size to make life difficult for the Verona players.
Jovic (5.5): Not a huge impact on the game, unfortunately, and struggled to get himself involved.
Pobega (5.5): Sloppy passing from him which was a shame given that his movement was good.
Bartesaghi (N/A): We didn’t see enough to give him a rating.
Okafor (N/A): We didn’t see enough to give him a rating.