AC Milan clinched all three points against Salernitana and thus started the new year in the best way possible. Several of the Rossoneri players did well and down below are the ratings for the whole team.
Tatarusanu (6): Salernitana had a whopping zero shots on target up until their only goal of the game and that says a lot about what the Romanian had to do. He was better in the air and in his distribution though, in fairness.
Calabria (6.5): It was a big difference for Milan to have him on the right-hand side. He sometimes made the wrong decision, which is to be expected after such a long absence, but he also did a lot of stuff really well.
Kalulu (5.5): A bit disappointing from him today with too many mistakes and wrong decisions made. On Salernitana’s goal, he seemingly forgot he had moved out to right-back as Bonazzoli was able to get too much space.
Tomori (6.5): A very strong display from the Englishman today with several good tackles (especially one in the last second) and many recoveries. He almost had a goal as well.
Hernandez (6): Decent from the big man on the left but not much more than that. You would perhaps expect him to be more involved in attack but Tonali’s position, and Leao’s brilliance, didn’t always allow that.
Bennacer (6.5): A key player for Milan especially in the defensive phase today. He was everywhere and did his best to clean up for the Rossoneri, although he also committed a few mistakes here and there.
Tonali (7.5): Brilliant ball to pick out Leao for the first goal and he did really well to score himself. A leading display from him and hopefully, he can build on this and continue to increase his point-tally.
Saelemaekers (6.5): He did well today with a couple of good moves, always comfortable in possession and making the most of the open space. Just needs that little extra to really shine.
Diaz (6): A good start to the game from him but he faded a bit as it went on. In fairness, he did get the assist for Tonali’s strike.
Leao (7): A great goal to start the game and he was always a threat to the Salernitana defence. The only complaint one can have is that he sometimes takes things too far, but there’s no doubt he’s a player Milan cannot replace.
Giroud (5.5): He can do so much better and we all know it. He can be given the benefit of the doubt on some of those chances, as Ochoa responded well, but he really should have got at least one goal.
De Ketelaere (6): A positive day for him as he did well on more than one occasion. He had two great strikes that, if it hadn’t been for Ochoa, probably would have ended up in the back of the net normally.
Gabbia (6): Came in and won the ball back immediately. He was useful in the air towards the end when Salernitana tried hard.
Dest (N/A): He didn’t play enough to get a rating.
Vranckx (N/A): He didn’t play enough to get a rating.