AC Milan suffered a tough defeat against Atalanta on Saturday evening after conceding a 95th-minute winner. While some of the Rossoneri players did okay, quality was lacking especially at the back and below are the player ratings.
Maignan (6.5): He made an unreal save to deny Atalanta when Milan were trailing 2-1 and it looked like it would be a crucial save, as Luka Jovic then scored the equaliser. He couldn’t do anything about the goals.
Calabria (4.5): As the captain, you simply cannot do what he did. That’s about as silly as it gets, and schoolboy-esque, for second yellow cards. Milan had momentum, and then the game completely changed. Plus, he was really poor at the back before that too.
Tomori (5.5): We have certainly seen better games from him. He seemed to be just one second late in too many duels tonight, even if he did win a few as well.
Hernandez (5): It may not have shown against Frosinone, but tonight we saw that he isn’t a centre-back. Poor positioning on all of the goals, especially the second, and he didn’t have much success when going forward today either.
Florenzi (6): Bagged a nice assist for Giroud and looked okay on the left, in the defensive phase that is. Certainly not the worst at the back this evening, which says a lot.
Reijnders (6): He has come into his own it seems, more or less always available and using his movement in a good way. Having said that, he could have been bolder with his passing this evening.
Musah (6): A hard-working display with some good moments, doing well even after he had to switch to the right flank.
Chukwueze (5): Slow and not strong enough in the duels. He had one or two moves where he got past his man, but then the end product was missing. And most of the time he didn’t even get past the defender.
Loftus-Cheek (5.5): Helped Milan win the corner for the first goal after a nice run on the right flank, but we didn’t see enough of that. Whenever he did it, Milan put Atalanta in trouble.
Pulisic (5.5): Yes, he did get the assist for the second goal with a nice cross, but apart from that he wasn’t that good. He had a great chance in injury time at 2-2 but completely mishit his effort.
Giroud (6.5 – MOTM): The veteran combined well with his teammates throughout the game, actually succeeding with most of his flicks, and the goal was really a great one.
Bennacer (5.5): He has just come back from injury, so we must take his displays with a grain of salt, but he can do so much better in every sense.
Jovic (6.5): Another goal for the Serbian, who found the back of the net with an easy finish. But it was good movement from him to be there for that cross. Hopefully, he can build on this.
Adli (5): Lost Muriel on the winner and wasn’t that good in his passing either. Given that Reijnders had done okay, it was a slightly strange sub so late.