AC Milan got themselves in the win column in their first Serie A game of the season, beating Bologna 2-0 at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara, and there were some positive signs on display.
Tuttosport in the title of their ratings (via MilanNews) highlights two players who had an excellent match but who are not in the headlines this morning, namely Rafael Leao and Rade Krunic.
The headline reads: ‘Turbo Leao, Krunic directs’. The paper gave the Portuguese winger a 7 out of 10, with the following assessment: ‘When he turns on the turbo, there is no Bologna defender who can stem him in the slightest’.
The Bosnian (6.5) also got praise because he ‘directs in the possession phase’. Christian Pulisic also did well and got a 7 after netting his first goal for the club.
Oliver Giroud got a goal and an assist but earned a 6, while Tijjani Reijnders was the brightest of the midfield three and also got an assist, though he received a 6 too.
The only negative score went to Noah Okafor who came off the bench as part of a quadruple change and failed to really assert himself (5.5).