Player Ratings: Vicenza 1-6 AC Milan – Frontline shines as CDK gets his debut

By Isak Möller -

AC Milan played their penultimate friendly clash of the pre-season and despite conceding early, it was a convincing win for them against Vicenza this evening. Several players did really well and down below are the ratings. 

Starting XI

Maignan (6): There were a few uncharacteristic misplaced passes from him this evening and against a better opponent, Milan could have been punished for that. He recovered as the game went on, though, and could do little about the opening goal.

Calabria (6): Solid display from the right-back overall but he was caught slightly off guard at the start of the game, when Vicenza scored their only goal. As said, however, he was very solid after that.

Kalulu (6.5): Strong performance from him and some good movement with the ball. It was a rather easy game for him, though, meaning we should perhaps not get too carried away with the rating.

Tomori (6.5): He managed to get on the scoresheet with a nice header but it must also be said that the Vicenza defending on that was dreadful. In any case, he did well at the back as usual.

Hernandez (7): He was a real force going forward and that was to be expected against a side like Vicenza (no offence). He bagged two assists and also did well in the defensive duels.

Bennacer (7): Another commanding display from the middle as he continues to run the show for Milan (in terms of tempo and where to start). If he can keep this up, then it could be a very good season.

Tonali (6.5): If the plan is to give him less attacking freedom this season, it sure isn’t something we saw tonight. He was very mobile and that helped Milan really put Vicenza in trouble. It’s a shame he had to be subbed off so early, though.

Messias (7): Based on the pre-season alone, he could do really well for Milan this season. He got on the scoresheet yet again and also should have had an assist, though Theo’s effort was unfortunately blocked.

Diaz (6.5): He’s improving and although there are still times when the decision-making could be better, the assist for Rebic was a perfect example of what he can do when he’s in a good mood.

Leao (7.5): He was clearly the biggest threat to the Vicenza defence and it looked like he toyed with the at times. One goal and one assist crowned a good performance from the winger, who is gaining form quickly.

Rebic (7.5 – MOTM): It wasn’t always spectacular from him, but he worked incredibly hard and this evening, he got rewarded for it. Two goals and one assist is great for a centre-forward and thus there can be no complaints.

Substitutes

Krunic (6): He played it simple but effective this evening as he came on to replace Tonali. It helped the team a lot but his individual performance was not spectacular by any means.

Saelemaekers (6): A few good moves but also some less successful ones mean his performance was decent and nothing more.

De Ketelaere (6): He got to make his debut for Milan and he could have had a goal within ten seconds, but he failed to connect with the ball. Showed off some lovely skill that should have been a penalty for Milan, but the referee missed the obvious handball somehow. Decent, therefore.

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15 Comments

  1. Diaz did not deserve 6,5. Almost invicible except for the assist for Rebic.

    Tomori should be punished 0,5 points for loosing that duel at 0-1. A 6 for me.

  2. So we have 2 short center backs and one of them, Tomori,misjudged the cross that led to Vicenza goal but somehow Calabria gets blamed for it

    1. I noticed the same thing lol. But was it Tomori who misjudged the cross, i thought that it was Kalulu. Any way it is evident that Milan lacks in those airial duels. We may get exposed in the air with two short center backs. Nkunku for 20mil or Milenkovic for 15mil they are both tall and avaliable.

  3. Tomori misjudged the ball for the goal as is his only real weakness. He’s not a good aerial marker. Yet he doesn’t get a point docked but Calabria does? Lol ok.

    1. The one problem with Kalulu and Tomori is that they are both bad at aerial duals. Milan May concede a lot goals in this area. Kjaer much better in that regard

  4. From this friendly match , we need tall CB like ndicka to prevent that vicenza type goal . Our 2 CB are short and weak on aerial

  5. 1 misjudged header does not mean they are bad at aerial duels.

    How many goals were conceded though headers last season? I bet it wouldn’t even be 10% of our total goals conceded.

  6. second time this preseason that Rebic was MOTM.
    Pioli MUST find ways to get him minutes on the field. He is so versatile and can be comfortable playing in many positions — lone striker up top, RW or LW… if Messias injury keeps him out, then Rebic should start at RW and NOT Saele.

  7. as long as it is fast game play rebic is very helpful, but laziness milan shifts down two gears after taking the lead anytime! Milan makes his opponent strong with that shit, no idea why they never focus on the 2 goal……

  8. We shouldnt let Bennacer go for peanuts on his breakout season. He is too damn good. Every EPL club wants him. When Pep and Klopp admires a player.. no way he is a 50 mil player.

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