Player Ratings: Juventus 0-3 AC Milan – Diaz change pays off; many positives

By Isak Möller -

Milan secured a huge win against Juventus this evening, scoring three goals at Allianz Stadium and grabbing their first three-pointer at the stadium. Thanks to the scoreline, they also have H2H advantage against the Bianconeri. 

Starting XI

Donnarumma (7): Didn’t have a whole lot to do this evening but was solid when called upon and also helped Milan in the build-up play. His voice was certainly heard today and as the captain, he energised his team well.

Calabria (7): Very solid from the right-back as usual, who is the best tackler in Serie A. Won almost all of his duels and also played it smart in tight situations, which allowed Milan to breathe a bit and start play from the back.

Juventus FC v AC Milan - Serie A Brahim Diaz of AC Milan celebrates with Stefano Pioli, head coach of AC Milan, after scoring a goal during the Serie A football match between Juventus FC and AC Milan. Turin Italy Copyright: xNicolxCampox

Kjaer (7.5): Another commanding performance at the back from the Dane, who didn’t make any mistakes in the game. His positioning was fantastic and that really showed throughout the clash, clearing several balls and stopping attacks.

Tomori (8): He was just as good at the back as his colleague, using his pace to close down the opponents. Crowned his performance in defence with a great header, leaping high on Calhanoglu’s free-kick and securing the win.

Hernandez (7): You can’t have too many complaints about his performance this evening, as he did his job at the back and nearly got rewarded for his work in attack. Maybe the precision of his crosses could’ve been a bit better, but very good indeed.

Bennacer (7): Much better from the Algerian who has received some criticism in the last few weeks. He didn’t take many risks this evening, which you can understand, and his passing was good. Got the assist Rebic’s goal, although the latter did most of the work.

Kessie (6.5): Don’t get me wrong, the Ivorian did well throughout the game and much like Bennacer, played it quite simple to keep Milan’s play running. However, the penalty miss could have cost Milan a lot and you can’t afford this, especially in this phase.

Saelemaekers (7): The Belgian works extremely hard and is very creative in the attacking phase. Tonight, he helped Milan a lot by moving from one flank to another, thus confusing the Juve defence. It’s a shame he got booked, as he will miss the next game.

Diaz (8 – MOTM): The big hero for Milan tonight as he broke the deadlock with a fantastic strike in the first half. Won the penalty as well and it’s a shame that he had to leave the pitch injured, hopefully it’s nothing serious. Very good from him this evening.

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Calhanoglu (7): Ran a lot this evening and tried to position himself in the spaces in between, with relative success. Looked a bit clumsy in the first half but certainly improved in the second, getting a good assist for Tomori.

Ibrahimovic (6.5): We didn’t see too much of him this evening, in terms of decisive plays, but he was an important presence in the penalty box. Had to leave the pitch in the 66th minute due to an injury, which could be troubling.

Substitutes 

Rebic (7.5): As soon as he came on, you could see that he had the right attitude and he was important in running the clock down. Scored the crucial second goal with a stunning finish, and his rating would have been higher if he had played more.

Krunic (7): Very composed from the Bosnian as he not only won a few duels, but also looked extremely calm in the ball and thus helped Milan in the final phase of the game. Encouraging to say the least.

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

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

READ MORE: Juventus 0-3 AC Milan: Rossoneri run riot in Turin to reclaim top four spot

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20 Comments

  1. Gabriel says:

    Ibra and Kessie get the same rating. Y’all know football.

  2. qwerty says:

    So all of those who wanted Pioli sacked. Do you feel the same now, huh?

    1. Guy says:

      This team will be a beast if they invest for the right player.
      Inter got lucky because they didn’t advance in the knock out stage of Champions league.

      Milan must buy a good Right Winger,a good Attack Midfield , a good left back as well a good striker. Hernadez needs challenge on this side.
      Keep: Tomori, Diaz , Meite, Krunic or exchange him
      Sell the no 7 Castellijo
      Dalot must return home.
      Buy: Rodrigo Paul(Udiness), Bernadi (Susuallo).
      we are good to go for 3 more seasons.

  3. Kokis says:

    Of course must be sacked . A win is a win but pioli is not good enough for next step for milan

  4. Joe101 says:

    wtf?! Donarumma had an awful night
    his decision making was shite

    1. Jjj says:

      Agree 100%.. I love the guy and I believe he is a great goalkeeper but he’s not worth the salary he is demanding. Many hungry rising star goalkeepers can do what he does for less than half his salary. I wish Milan stuck to a lower offer as this just delays their needing to move on for a couple years.

    2. Not Mino says:

      100%. How Isak Möller constantly manages to give him at least a point more than he deserves is ridiculous and starting to get an odor of fanboy. Donnarumma could have single handedly gifted Juve 3 goals in the first half. Time to wake up and be critical, Isak.

  5. Juro says:

    I owe Pioli an apology. when I saw the line up and formation prior to the game, I thought it was a mistake. I was wrong. Kudos to Pioli he deserves all the credit for a huge win. I think Juve was very poor more so than us being outstanding. I do still think we need a new coach next season, but let’s see how we finish these last 3 games as we haven’t qualified for CL yet. Forza MIlan!

  6. Fachrul says:

    Funny to see how you rate the player ratings.
    Krunic playing a while had better points than Kessie fighting the whole game. Dude, please see the stats to make the player ratings, not based on your personal feelings. Learn how to anlayze game before making player ratings judgement

  7. SamsonNite says:

    What a miracle night. A wonderful result. That gives new hope for champions league. A win in the next two matches before they face Atalanta, will be nice.

  8. SamsonNite says:

    What a miracle night. A wonderful result. That gives new hope for champions league. A win in the next two matches before they face Atalanta, will be nice.

  9. qwerty says:

    Two wins vs Torino & Cagliari guarantees us the CL spot. Atalanta game shouldn’t matter in this case.

  10. Guy says:

    This team will be a beast if they invest for the right player.
    Inter got lucky because they didn’t advance in the knock out stage of Champions league.

    Milan must buy a good Right Winger,a good Attack Midfield , a good left back as well a good striker. Hernadez needs challenge on this side.
    Keep: Tomori, Diaz , Meite, Krunic or exchange him
    Sell the no 7 Castellijo
    Dalot must return home.
    Buy: Rodrigo Paul(Udiness), Bernadi (Susuallo).
    we are good to go for 3 more seasons.

    1. Chizy says:

      Totally agree with you. Imagine Rodrigo DePaul and Domenico Berradi in this team?

  11. Vittorio says:

    Diaz is fundamental for the team and it is fundamental for the team’s future to secure his services. He is a young talented player and boosts the attack. The team performed well and if this performance is repeated against Torino and Cagliari, participation in the Champions League should materialize.

  12. Idris says:

    Thumb up keep it up, hopefully juve don`t make champion league it make them keep off from donnaruma because they be financial weak to offer him more than milan r offering him

  13. Paulenes says:

    Still need to sell more players and sign more good players for next season

  14. Crux says:

    Castiljo was not in the game why didn’t pioli use hauge. What’s going on

  15. Ahmed Mohammed says:

    Forza Milan

  16. sin not zen says:

    this game has something thats been missing from milan since January. hope this to continue.
    thought the ratings a bit biased.

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