Tuttosport: Milan player ratings from win over Rio Ave – Four praised but two criticised

By Oliver Fisher -

Four players shared the honours of being the best-rated for AC Milan in their dramatic penalty shootout win over Rio Ave on Thursday.

The Rossoneri prevailed 9-8 after a 24-penalty shootout in Portugal, and also after Hakan Calhanoglu had netted an equaliser in the last minute of extra time to send the game to penalties in the first place.

According to Tuttosport (via MilanNews), Hakan Calhanoglu, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Ismael Bennacer and Alexis Saelemakers deserved the highest score as they all received a 6.5 out of 10. The Turkey international was ice cold to net the 120th minute penalty, Donnarumma saved the decisive penalty from Santos, the Algerian midfielder was one of the most composed throughout the match, while the Belgian scored to make it 1-0.

Ratings of 6 were awarded to Davide Calabria, Simon Kjaer, Matteo Gabbia and Brahim Diaz, while Theo Hernandez and Lorenzo Colombo got 5.5.

There was a 5 given to Leao, but the Turin-based newspaper gave the lowest grade to Castillejo (4.5) who performed rather badly, so much so that he was replaced at half-time.

 

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