AC Milan managed to come back from behind in their game against Lazio this evening to win 2-1. The Rossoneri left it late and there are a few players to praise for what was a very important victory.
Maignan (6): He wasn’t called into action that much this evening and he really couldn’t do anything about the goal. He was solid with his feet once again and it was what you would expect from him.
Calabria (6): Although his end-product wasn’t always that great, he worked extremely hard this evening and was an important balance player for the Rossoneri in the dying moments of the game.
Kalulu (6): He started the game poorly by not marking Immobile on Lazio’s goal but after that, he was a very important player in the build-up with his feet and he also added a lot to the attack with his composure.
Tomori (5.5): It might sound like a harsh rating, but he could have done a lot better on Lazio’s first goal and unlike Kalulu, he followed that poor moment up with a few others. The reality is that he needs to improve slightly.
Hernandez (6.5): He was very involved in the attack, especially in the second half, as he had a hand in the first goal (long ball to Leao). It was a very good display from him overall, also in the defensive phase.
Tonali (7 – MOTM): He worked extremely hard throughout the clash and was an important presence for Milan, bar a few misplaced passes. The goal he scored at the end could prove to be a crucial one for the Rossoneri, and that makes all the difference.
Kessie (6.5): Just like Tonali he had some less than brilliant moments but he was also very important for the team with his physique, keeping the Lazio men somewhat quiet. His importance is undeniable in that sense.
Messias (6): He did so well in a few moments but the final touch was missing. He had one shot that ended up just off target but also one he should have done a lot better with. In other words, a mixed bag.
Diaz (5): Bar a nice nutmeg, he really didn’t add anything to Milan this evening and the poor form thus continued for the Spaniard. His return to Real Madrid seems certain in the summer.
Leao (7): He was the source of creativity for Milan this evening and he got the assist for the first goal. He did have a few strange decisions but it’s impossible to ignore his importance in attack tonight.
Giroud (6.5): He got the equaliser that ended up being very important with a classic poacher’s finish. He did have a few more chances with his head but failed to hit the target.
Rebic (6.5): He added some flair and energy to the Milan attack in the dying minutes and had one great shot that was saved by Strakosha. He ended up being decisive for the winner as well, getting the ball back just seconds before.
Ibrahimovic (6.5): We didn’t see a whole lot from him, but he was decisive when it mattered. That assist for Tonali was classic Ibrahimovic and his presence will be a key for this season finale.
Krunic (6): It was nothing spectacular from the Bosnian but he kept his composure and that was exactly what Pioli wanted in such a tense situation.
Saelemaekers (N/A): He didn’t make any mistakes and was an important energy player, but it’s hard to rate him given the little playing time.