AC Milan bounced back from their defeat against ZTE with a strong performance this evening against Wolfsberger. They managed to score five goals and several players impressed, including Yacine Adli.
Maignan (6): He wasn’t really called into action that much but did well with his feet as always. And when he was called upon, he was solid.
Calabria (6): There were a few times when he was quite sloppy but he made up for that with a great long ball for Leao, which resulted in the first goal for Milan. Certainly a pass, therefore.
Kalulu (6): It was a rather calm game for the Frenchman who showed his pace when needed. It was an easy task for him at the back tonight, truth be told, and thus he didn’t need to e spectacular either.
Tomori (6): It was the same for the Englishman. Nothing to complain about and the overall performance was solid indeed.
Hernandez (6.5): He’s a useful force when going forward for Milan and although some of his attempts could have been better, he got an assist and was a constant threat to the opponents.
Bennacer (6): An okay performance from the Algerian, who sometimes struggled to find the right pass but also didn’t really lose possession during his time on the pitch.
Krunic (6.5): He played it simple, as per usual, and it helped Milan a lot in the build-up phase. He isn’t afraid to combine with his teammates either which is really nice, and he likes to get forward.
Saelemaekers (6): Compared to what we have seen from him at times lately, this was a step in the right direction as he didn’t lose possession all that much. Some of the end-product could have been better, but still good.
Adli (7.5 – MOTM): He could be a really important player for Milan, should he keep this up. The thing that helped the Rossoneri the most is his creativity and willingness to make smart runs into the box, even without the ball. He got a nice assist to show for it, as well as a tap-in goal.
Leao (7): It’s clear that he will be a key player for Milan next season as well. He can unlock any defence, it seems, and he just needs to improve physically (which is understandable given pre-season) to really shine.
Rebic (6.5): Better today compared to last time out. He got a goal to show for it and he wasn’t afraid to combine with one-touch passes.
Messias (5.5): He managed to get on the scoresheet with an easy tap-in but he also really struggled with his one-on-one situations today. Not good enough.
Mirante (7): He made two really good saves and was a calm presence on the pitch for the Milan defence.
Gabbia (6.5): Strong performance at the back (with the captain’s armband) and he crowned it with a lovely header to make it 5-0.
Ballo-Toure (6.5): It has been really promising stuff from him this pre-season. It remains to be seen if he can replicate it in Serie A, but his assist for Gabbia was wonderful.
Florenzi (6): Decent performance from the veteran and there’s not really much to say other than that.
Bakayoko (N/A): He wasn’t really that involved in possession and Milan didn’t have to do much defensively.
Tonali (6): An okay display in both phases of the game by the Italia midfielder.
Diaz (6): He looked much better today compared to the game against ZTE and we can only hope that he can build on this performance.
Lazetic (6): He has an impressive physique even though he isn’t the tallest striker. A loan move could be perfect for him as he clearly has a lot of potential to build on.
Gala (N/A): We didn’t see enough of him to give a rating.
Coubis (N/A): We didn’t see enough of him to give a rating.