Player Ratings: AC Milan 1-3 Sassuolo – Captain disastrous as several struggle | OneFootball

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·28 November 2021

Player Ratings: AC Milan 1-3 Sassuolo – Captain disastrous as several struggle

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AC Milan suffered their second consecutive league defeat this afternoon as Sassuolo came away with all three points at San Siro. Yet again, the Rossoneri paid for their mistakes and this has to change.

Starting XI

Maignan (5.5): He couldn’t really do much about the goals, if we’re being totally honest. He was hung to dry by the defence, but maybe you can question the third goal which went through his legs.

Florenzi (5): He had a few decent crosses but seemed to be the second man in every sequence at the back. Kalulu came on in the second half and did much better. Pioli has some thinking to do about this position.

Kjaer (6): The Dane was the only player that put in a worthy defensive display. We lost count of how many clearances he made and he was unlucky on the own-goal, really.

Romagnoli (4): One of the worst defensive displays we have seen, probably. He opened the scoring (which saves his rating a tad) but then just crumbled doing what he’s supposed to be good at: defending. It was just horrible on both the third goal and the red card.

Hernandez (5.5): He got forward a ton and created chances for Milan, also assisting the first goal. It’s perhaps not fair to say that he struggled in defence but he clearly lost his head towards the end of the game.

Bennacer (5.5): Playing next to Bakayoko in the first half didn’t make things easy for him and there was a clear improvement in the second half. His performance was still far from perfect, though.

Bakayoko (4): His passing was horrendous and it was his gift that led to Sassuolo’s equaliser in the first half. He just looks incredibly careless in the build-up phase and that is very frustrating to see.

Saelemaekers (5): He didn’t have much success on the right flank and when he was moved to the opposite side, it only looked a tad better. Far from the worst on the pitch, but it wasn’t great either.

Diaz (4.5): He was invisible for most of the game. Once again, he failed to make an impact apart from a few runs between the lines. He needs to step up and that’s also why he was taken off early.

Leao (5): He looked to be in a good mood at the start of the game but then faded, as we have seen so many times before. Obviously, how the game developed didn’t help him but still.

Ibrahimovic (5.5): He seemed to be the only danger up front for Milan this afternoon. It wasn’t enough in the end, though, with no organised play for almost the entire second half.


Messias (5): He had a few good runs and was somewhat comfortable on the ball but nothing more. Had one shot that was saved well by the keeper.

Kessie (4.5): He almost deserved a four as well for the two mistakes he made just before Sassuolo’s third goal. It put the game to bed but apart from that, the Ivorian at least helped with the balance but was technically poor today.

Tonali (5.5): Put up a good fight and really tried his best to get Milan back into the game, which wasn’t an easy task.

Pellegri (5.5): He had a lot of energy and the feeling is that he could come in handy in the next couple of games, but no impact unfortunately.

Kalulu (5.5): An improvement to Florenzi but he didn’t have any time to do much more.

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