Player Ratings: AC Milan 1-2 Sassuolo – Hakan the positive; Tomori makes costly error

By Isak Möller -

Milan were heading towards what looked like a comfortable win but then Raspadori turned the game on its head, scoring two goals for Sassuolo. Three important points dropped for the Rossoneri, in other words. 

Starting XI

Donnarumma (6.5): Made a few good stops and couldn’t really do anything about the goals. He impressed with his feet today with several good passes, both long and short, to help in the build-up.

Calabria (6.5): It certainly didn’t look like he just returned from an injury as he was all over the place for most of the game. Very solid in defence as always and also offered some ideas when going forward.

Kjaer (6): Overall a good game from the Dane but he perhaps could have done a bit better on the first goal, although no one expected that ball. You can’t fault him too much, but the defending was passive for sure.

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Tomori (5.5): He has his moments in all the games and you can certainly see why Milan wanted him from Chelsea. However, just like against Genoa, he made a fatal mistake which led to a goal for the opponents, failing to stop Raspadori on the second goal.

Dalot (6): Had some good sequences when going forward and did well at the back for the most part. It was a very average display, though, and perhaps you can’t ask much more on his weaker side.

Meite (6): He was a whole lot better in the first half as he helped Milan shut down the opponents but faded a but as the game went on. He also struggled at times with the ball and he needs to improve on that, but overall it was still decent.

Kessie (6.5): We all know how much the Ivorian means for the team at this point and he carried out his duties as you would expect on the pitch. We can only hope that he will be able to stay fit for the rest of the season.

Saelemaekers (6.5): Added a lot of flair to the Rossoneri attack as he was often involved, appearing on both sides on the pitch to support where needed. Got the assist for Calhanoglu after managing to keep the ball in well along the line.

Calhanoglu (6.5 – MOTM): He had a few dodgy decisions but he also scored Milan’s only goal with a wonderful curling strike, and he was the main threat up front. After Pioli took him off, things went south.

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Rebic (6): The Croatian always works very hard and we saw this today as well, opening up space for his teammates in the final third. Decent display but we want to see him get more chances, which he didn’t have many of today.

Leao (5.5): He ran a lot more this time out but it still wasn’t good enough from the Portuguese, as he squandered a few chances himself and also failed when trying to set some up. Milan need him to find the back of the net, and he isn’t delivering.

Substitutes

Krunic (5.5): Came on for Calhanoglu and had some big shoes to fill when Sassuolo scored their equaliser, only to then also take the lead. He had a good chance on an in-direct free-kick but failed with what was necessary, getting it up (the ball, that is).

Mandzukic (N/A): He didn’t show enough to get a rating.

Kalulu (N/A): He didn’t show enough to get a rating.

Diaz (N/A): He didn’t show enough to get a rating.

Castillejo (N/A): He didn’t show enough to get a rating.

READ MORE – AC Milan 1-2 Sassuolo: Top four hopes suffer huge dent as Rossoneri blow a lead at home

Tags AC Milan Fikayo Tomori Hakan Calhanoglu Rafael Leao Sassuolo

17 Comments

  1. Bunga2 says:

    Apologies but didnt we lose? I expect WAY harsher ratings..

    1. SamsonNite says:

      It was a home match. I guess we have got used to losing them.
      Maybe they only want enough point to qualify to champions league. 4th place is enough. So they go down ways now.

      1. bb says:

        4th place is enough but Milan cannot reach TOP4 with displays like this. 3 points down the toilet – once again. Thanks to Pioli’s great subs.

  2. Tomato says:

    Pioli is a genius. Playing Meite and not Tonali was wonderfull. It was alsof very positive to keep Hauge on the bench.

    However, I don’t understand why we loose this game. We brought Castillejo and Krunic in and still we loose … ???

    The only thing whe could have done better is playing with two balls from the moment Diaz came in. One for Brahim and one for the other 21 players

    1. Muhammed taal says:

      Can pioli get any more dumber, leoa out hauge in, thats it DUMMY

    2. Joe101 says:

      that Diaz one is a good one :))
      he holds onto that ball as if he’ll never see another Christmas

  3. carra says:

    Did you use an inflation table when you handed out the points? Return to reality ….

  4. Acmilanheart says:

    Unrealistic ratings.
    Should be waaaay harsher.

  5. Kroki says:

    Hopplös…alla var underkänd, ingen idé eller flöde i spelet.
    Pioli inte är för Milan revolution, med andra ord han ska ute….😡

  6. Paulenes says:

    Milan president resign

  7. VladaSWG says:

    Player ratings aside, where is Pioli’s rating? Or better yet, why is he still around to even have a rating?

  8. Kokis says:

    Bye bye champions league. And you still believe kessie calabria calhanoglu leao salemakers are players for future. Milan doesn’t deserve cl and must not play. They will be humiliated next year with this team

  9. Zymotix says:

    Milan management have No intention to make Milan better , they ‘re happy to See Milan getting worst by keeping pioli till now. Maldini and massara are you Guys sleeping????

  10. vittorio says:

    Another disappointing result!! A big blow for the team’s aspirtions!! Ratings are super inflated. In my opinion, most players were below average, including; Dalot, Rebic, Leao, Mandzukic and Tomori. Tomori just keeps passing the ball backwards and plays with the goalkeeper! The attack is very weak. I simply fail to understand why Brahim is not included with the first eleven!!! He is a fundamental player for the team! Now, each game is a final and you have to field the best players on the pitch, else another fading dream!!!

  11. vittorio says:

    Another disappointing result!! A big blow for the team’s aspirtions!! Ratings are super inflated. In my opinion, most players were below average, including; Dalot, Rebic, Leao, Mandzukic, and Tomori. Tomori just keeps passing the ball backward and plays with the goalkeeper! The attack is very weak. I simply fail to understand why Brahim is not included with the first eleven!!! He is a fundamental player for the team! Now, each game is a final and you have to field the best players on the pitch, else another fading dream!!!

  12. bb says:

    Let’s hope the dreadful Superleague makes a comeback. Otherwise Milan will never again play non-friendlies with clubs like Barca & Real Madrid.

    Awful, awful display once again. Especially once Calha & Rebic came off. That was the moment Sassuolo realized Milan won’t be scoring again and knew the match was theirs.

    One simply doesn’t score with Krunic on the field.

  13. Zymotix says:

    Just after january, their performance are getting worst.players availabity was the reason but when the players are complete the result was the same. And i realize that the main problems is pioli . I have No dream to See Milan play in UCL Next seasons while pioli leads this team

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