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Milan Player Ratings: Milan 2-0 Frosinone

Another crucial win keeps Milan’s Champions League hopes alive

AC Milan v Frosinone Calcio - Serie A Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images

After beating Fiorentina in their last match AC Milan looked to keep their Champions League dream alive with a victory against Frosinone. In the first 45 minutes of this match Milan struggled as they failed to put the finishing touches on their few chances. Something about the squad did not feel right as they looked like they had quit. After 45 minutes both teams were scoreless, leaving many Milan fans restless and wanting more of an effort from the team.

The second half of this match started off with a bang as Frosinone was given a penalty only five minutes in. Milan fans were holding their breathe and hoping for a Gigio Donnarumma save. Just like many Milan fans hoped, Donnarumma came up big as he dove to his left and stopped the Frosinone penalty kick. Just seven minutes after the penalty save Piatek ended his goal drought and gave Milan the lead. Milan continued to attack trying to extend their lead to two goals. Finally in the 66th minute Suso had a free kick in which he capitalized placing it perfectly past the Frosinone keeper. Milan won 2-0 and kept their dreams of the Champions League alive.

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STARTING LINE-UP

Gianluigi Donnarumma: Well what is there to say about Gigio Donnarumma after this match. He came up massive stopping the penalty to spark Milan. Donnarumma made another save late in the match to keep the clean sheet. 8/10

Ignazio Abate: This was the farewell match at the San Siro for Abate. Lately he has been in fantastic form which continued for the majority of the match, however he was the man to give Frosinone the penalty and almost lost the game for Milan. 6/10

Matteo Musacchio: All we needed was for Musacchio to have a mediocre match where he did not make any mistakes. Thankfully he did just that. Musacchio is fine in the starting eleven for now and Milan should continue with him until Caldara gets back to full fitness. 6.5/10

Alessio Romagnoli: As per usual the captain was a brick wall on the defence. He was crucial to organizing Milan and keeping a clean sheet that led to this vital victory. 6.5/10

Ricardo Rodriguez: Another fairly quiet match for Rodriguez. In recent weeks his from has dipped on the offensive end which is surprising because he is known for his brilliant left foot. However, defensively Rodriguez has continued to be very reliable. 6/10

Franck Kessie: Kessie had a very similar performance as he did in the match against Fiorentina. Again he was everywhere disrupting the play of Frosinone. As we have seen time and time again Kessie lacks conviction in the final third and this makes the attack of Milan fall flat. 5.5/10

Tiemoue Bakayoko: Like Kessie Bakayoko was very disruptive in the midfield. Bakayoko intercepted many passes and helped the defence maintain their clean sheet. 6/10

Hakan Calhanoglu: Again Calhanoglu was energetic and creative in this match. Moving into his normal midfield role has seen Calhanoglu raise his form when Milan needed it most. This could have been his last game at the San Siro as there have been many rumours around a possible move. 6.5/10

Suso: Suso looked dangerous in this match and we could see as the match went on his confidence continued to grow and he played more free. Also it wouldn't be right if I didn't mention the superb free kick from Suso that sealed the Milan victory. 7.5/10

Fabio Borini: Surprisingly Borini continues to play well when put in the starting elven. Many had thoughts of doom when Lucas Paqueta got suspended but Borini’s hard work has paid off. His performances has continued to improve and like Suso his confidence has raised his play. 6/10

Krzysztof Piatek: Finally the Piatek goal drought ends. Piatek didn't get many chances in this match but on one of the prime chances he put it in the back of the net to put Milan on the board. 6.5/10

SUBSTITUTES

Patrick Cutrone: Once Cutrone came on he brought energy to the team that was lacking. After just six minutes of his substitution Milan scored. Even though he didn't score, Cutrone made an impact that couldn't be seen on the scoresheet. 7/10

Samuel Castillejo: Getting only a few minutes of game time Castillejo didn't get time to shine. He did however work hard to defend. N/A

Andrea Conti: Conti came on in the final minutes to let Abate get a well deserved send off from the fans in attendance. N/A