AC Milan failed to maintain the pressure on Inter as they only got one point away at Salernitana this evening. Poor defending was the main cause behind the draw and down below are the player ratings.
Maignan (5): Ended up costing Milan the game, unfortunately, as his mistiming on the first goal put the Rossoneri in a difficult position and also gave Salernitana momentum. Almost cost another goal as well with poor decision-making.
Calabria (6): He was subbed off in the 73rd minute but that was more to regain some energy on the right flank. He linked up well with Messias and you cannot complain about his performance at the back either.
Tomori (5.5): An unusually poor day at work for the Englishman as he lost Djuric on the second goal, just letting him dive for that header. It looked like he was sleeping. He also had problems with his marking throughout the game.
Romagnoli (5.5): He led the play for most of the game but somehow managed to misplace every single pass in the final five minutes of the game. In such a situation, being a captain, you need to act as an example and he simply didn’t with poor decision-making.
Hernandez (6): He got the assist for the first goal after a very nice run, although it was really poor defending. His rating would have been better if he had got his crossing right, though, with little success on that front.
Bennacer (5.5): He wasn’t shocking by any means but there were a few chances when he could’ve played in his teammates and the balls were simply overhit. He was also carded and will miss the next game.
Tonali (6): Many feared the worst when he went down injured but he carried on playing and was a sense of stability for the Rossoneri, although he perhaps faded a bit in the second half.
Messias (6): Good performance from the Brazilian who had the upper hand on his defender and also scored the first goal for Milan. He linked up well with Calabria, as mentioned, and that opened some space for the Rossoneri.
Diaz (5.5): He did manage to cause issues for the Salernitana defence with his movement off the ball but not so much on it, and that is obviously a downside. He didn’t get the free-kicks with him today either.
Leao (6): It would be harsh to give him less as he did create some chances but it was just a shame that it didn’t amount to anything in the end. Perhaps he could have been a bit more composed.
Giroud (6): He got the assist for the second goal and his movement was generally good today, and there were a few almost chances for him when his teammates nearly picked him out.
Kessie (6): Unlike some of his teammates, he was actually quite composed on the ball and won a lot of duels with the opponents. His performance was good, therefore.
Rebic (6): He sealed one point for the Rossoneri with a shot from distance, which saves his rating, but he also had a lot of poor crosses/passes in the final minutes of the game (like many others).
Saelemaekers (5.5): He wasn’t that much involved in the ball and he could have been the hero, as Florenzi played in a good cross, he wasn’t ready to meet the ball.
Florenzi (N/A): He did play as much as Saelemaekers and he was involved in some situations, but it’s hard to put a fair rating on his performance.