Tuttosport: Milan player ratings for Empoli win – very few players cause interest

By Ben Dixon -

Sunday saw AC Milan earn a vital, if nothing else, victory against Empoli in Serie A, which has taken the side to 2nd in the Serie A standings. 

The game’s outcome is attractive, but the same cannot be said for the game itself. Milan dominated the chances but failed to make the most of them, and Christian Pulisic’s goal was a great summary of the game itself – deserved but not one to remember.

This morning’s edition of Tuttosport (via SempreMilan.it) has their ratings for the game, starting with Stefano Pioli, who scored a 6. Whilst the game was poor, the circumstances can be taken into account, and ultimately, the Rossoneri won.

In the defence, Mike Maignan, Davide Calabria and Fikayo Tomori earned ratings of 6 for doing everything right but not being influential in the game. On the other hand, Malick Thiaw and Theo Hernandez earned scores of 5.5.

Tijjani Reijnders also earned a 5.5, largely due to his first-half yellow card and his failure to impose himself in the game. Ismael Bennacer scored a 6 due to his pass to Noah Okafor, which resulted in the Diavolo’s goal. Ruben Loftus-Cheek also earned a 5.5 for an inconsistent performance.

Okafor earned a rating of 6.5 for his impressive spells and the assist to Christian Pulisic. The goalscorer and point of reliability, Christian Pulisic, scored the only 7 of the game – his performance was above his teammates before his goal, but scoring elevated his rating.

Luka Jovic received the lowest score of the game, a 4.5, with Tuttosport claiming that the only recognition of his presence was when he was substituted – a less-than-positive message, given his current situation.

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