Player Ratings: AC Milan 2-0 Lazio – Rebic the mastermind; Ibra back with a bang

By Isak Möller -

AC Milan secured their third consecutive win this evening as they managed to beat Lazio by two goals to nil, courtesy of Rafael Leao and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Several players impressed and the Rossoneri can be pleased. 

Starting XI

Maignan (6.5): The rating may seem harsh but the truth is the Frenchman wasn’t tested at all this evening. It was an easy clean sheet for him as he did what was needed, and that didn’t include anything spectacular.

Calabria (7.5): He wasn’t the captain this time out but it was another commanding performance from the right-back. He shut down Felipe Anderson as well as Mattia Zaccagni and we can have no complaints about his display.

Tomori (7): The centre-backs generally weren’t tested that much but the former Chelsea man made many interceptions high up the pitch, using his pace to get before the opponent. All in all, a very solid display from him.

Romagnoli (7): As opposed to Tomori, he dealt with the more physical challenges and successfully kept Ciro Immobile at bay for the entire game. He seemed very confident and it was nice to see him back from start.

AC Milan v SS Lazio - Serie A Ciro Immobile L of SS Lazio competes for the ball with Alessio Romagnoli R of AC Milan during the Serie A match between AC Milan and SS Lazio at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on September 12, 2021 in Milan, Italy. Milan Milan Italy cottini-acmilanv210912_npd4e PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxFRA Copyright: xGiuseppexCottinix

Hernandez (7): It was a standard Theo performance as he was important in both phases of the game, but mainly when going forward. Hopefully, he has enough energy to replicate this against Liverpool on Wednesday.

Tonali (7): Very very solid indeed from the youngster, who’s beginning to show what he’s about on the pitch. He had a few questionable decisions, but he also made some very good one and stayed on the pitch for the full 90.

Kessie (6.5): Just like his partner in the tandem, he was good at neutralising the Lazio players as well as helping out with the distribution. The penalty miss inevitably drags down his rating, although it didn’t affect the outcome.

Florenzi (6): He wasn’t terrible by any means but he also barely had any impact on the game. Not that surprising, though, given that Milan seemingly preferred to play on the left more this evening.

Diaz (7): Once again, he used his low centre of gravity to terrorise the opponents and although he didn’t get a point today, his outing was still very positive. Together with Rebic, he also nailed the pressing.

Leao (7.5): He scored the elusive opener and was very bright this evening. Often beat his man, as we have come used to by now, and the end product was slightly better this time out, although he can still do better.

Ac Milan v Ss Lazio Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ante Rebic of Ac Milan celebrate after winning the Serie A match between Ac Milan and Ss Lazio at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on September 12 2021 in Milan, Italy. Milano Stadio Giuseppe Meazza Italy Copyright: xMarcoxCanonierox

Rebic (8 – MOTM): He was one of the key players this evening as he looked like a different player compared to recently. Won many duels, was smart when in possession and more importantly bagged an assist brace. Very impressive indeed.

Substitutes 

Ibrahimovic (7.5): It was his first appearance in several months and he lived up to the expectations. Thanks to a wonderful pass from Rebic, he managed to get on the scoresheet and celebrate in front of the fans.

Bakayoko (N/A): It wasn’t a successful evening for him at all and if it hadn’t been for the injury, resulting in getting subbed off, he would probably have got a poor rating.

Saelemaekers (6.5): Wasn’t really involved that much but he showed that he’s very capable of playing in tight situations. He has confidence and that is very good.

Bennacer (N/A): He looked good and lively but we didn’t really get to see enough to give him a rating.

Ballo-Toure (N/A): Was an obvious defensive sub and he didn’t play enough to get a rating.

READ MORE – AC Milan 2-0 Lazio: Leao and Ibrahimovic net as Rossoneri pass first big test

Tags AC Milan Ante Rebic Lazio Zlatan Ibrahimovic

14 Comments

  1. Kourosh says:

    What a beautiful team Pioli has put together. I don’t see people with their #pioliout hashtags anymore, where you all at suddenly? 😆

    This is the first time in history that Milan wins the first three matches of the season for two seasons in a row. Pioli’s work. He doesn’t even have the best squad in the league. Goes to show just how clueless some fans really are.

    1. Vero Rossonero says:

      LOL. Let me give it a try:

      “If we still had HAUGE we’d be in first place because we’d have an additional 10 goals. Stupid Maldini and Massara don’t have a clue. It’s because of ELIOT that these people are running the club, we have a mid-table club manager and now money. #ELIOTOUT #PIOLIOUT #MALDINIOUT #MASSARAOUT #EVERYBODYOUT #HAUGE”

      1. Vero Rossonero says:

        *and no money

  2. Shal says:

    Leao’s runs and dribbles from the deep were great tonight. It is like we have two similar monsters on our left: Cannonball Theo and Lightning Leao. Both are destructive and impressive but not always accurate.
    And our boy Diaz is 10 times better than Hakan.

    1. Vero Rossonero says:

      How about Thunder Theo and Lightning Leao? “Thunder ‘n Lightning”?

  3. Dos Santos says:

    One thing I love about Ante Rebic if he doesn’t score he will assist and Pioli is doing wonders #ForzaMilan.

  4. dimi says:

    Solid and mature performance from a strong team (finally with some depth!) which can only get better as the season progresses
    Signs we are a serious scudetto contender

  5. qqq says:

    Tonali – 7.0 & Ibrahimovic 7.5?

    This should be the other way around. A great game by Tonali.

    1. Milan Fan says:

      Yes. Tonali MotM imo.

  6. Savo Calcio says:

    Tonali deserves an 8, if he continues he is already becoming our best and most talented and diverse midfielder. Hope he stays on this trajectory. Also glad Romagnoli is back, him and Tomori could be our duo for years to come. Please re-sign. Shout out to Leao and Rebic also, so much better Leao at LW!!! Love it!

  7. Kasalo says:

    Master class given by Rebic. Looked like Modric today with his goal orchestration. Simply awesome. Needs to start against Liverpool.

  8. Javier says:

    Tonali en los 2 partidos anteriores muy bien, hoy fantástico, en mi opinión otro que estuvo en plan grande fue nuestro capitán Romagnoli, incluso cuando salió a presionar a Inmobile, se le notó una recuperación, Leao si fuese contundente otro nivel, es joven puede mejorar ojalá que no quede en simple promesa… Forza Milan… Sempre Milan… Più Più Milan… Siempre Milán

  9. Ozone says:

    Solid victory… Liverpool up next…

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