After getting completely embarrassed Milan looked to get back on track against Torino. During the first half Milan actually looked a tad better then what they have shown this season so far. Their play seemed more fluid and they created some chances but Piatek was unable to capitalize. Leao seemed most dangerous in the first half, his exceptional pace was a sight for sore eyes. Even though these were little positives they were still steps in the right direction. Milan’s efforts paid off as they were rewarded a penalty. Piatek stepped up to the penalty spot to and placed it perfectly in the bottom corner. Forty-five minutes into the game and Milan were up.
Many Milan fans thought that the next 45 minutes would go as planned and another win would be secured. However Milan had different plans and decided to make the match more difficult. Everyone on the team lost composure and Torino began to take advantage. Torino’s chances began to pile up but Milan kept coming on the attacking front. Not shockingly Milan were unable to capitalize on anything they created. Piatek continues to show that he just doesn't have it so far this season. Torino then turned the tide as Andrea Belotti scored two goals that put Torino over the edge. After 90 minutes Milan were slain.
Gianluigi Donnarumma: After saving us in previous weeks, this was a night to forget for Gigio. Gigio didn't have much to do all match but when he was called to step up he made the mistake that cost Milan. 5.5/10
Davide Calabria: Since that pitiful performance from Conti, Calabria could have just stood there in this match and it would have been better. Calabria wasn't that much of an improvement as he was at fault for one of Torino’s goal. 6/10
Matteo Musacchio: Musacchio was all over the place versus Torino. He was reckless and his recklessness caused Milan to lose their shape on defence and allowed Torino attacking chances. He did have a goal line clearance that would have saved Milan if they had not played so poor. 6/10
Alessio Romagnoli: Romagnoli did all he could in this match but it wasn't enough. He even had an amazing attacking run which fed Piatek on a platter but Piatek just couldn't score the sitter. 6.5/10
Belotti's brace in the second half gives Torino the win in #TorinoMilan. Read the full match report https://t.co/mv2sKR7uvu— AC Milan (@acmilan) September 26, 2019
Il gol di Piątek non basta ai rossoneri, rimontati nella ripresa dalla doppietta di Belotti. Leggi il report https://t.co/GHhawGtFvu#SempreMilan pic.twitter.com/b5hCEpYDoY
Theo Hernandez: It felt nice typing Theo Hernandez name in the starting lineup. Hernandez is a clear step up over Ricardo Rodriguez because he brings much needed pace to the squad. It seems as if you can count on at least one Theo Hernandez chance per game. 6.5/10
Franck Kessie: Kessie played well in this match. He won many balls in the middle of the field and even made attacking runs. However many of his attacking runs were left unnoticed by Suso. Another downside was that Kessie failed to convert a chance from 2 yards out that would have seen Milan time the match. 6/10
Ismael Bennacer: Like Hernandez it was refreshing to see Bennacer get the start. Needless to say Bennacer is head and shoulders above Lucas Biglia. When the ball is at his feet he looks to create for the team and his passes were on point. Bennacer alongside Paqueta could be a deadly midfield. 6/10
Hakan Calhanoglu: For the first 45 minutes Calhanoglu played a fairly decent match. During the second half Calhanoglu was a ghost. He didn't bring anything to the match and I’m unsure why every coach gives him so many minutes. 5.5/10
Shoot, while we are at it. What’s with this obsession with Milan managers and Hakan Calhanoglu?— Matthew Santangelo (@Matt_Santangelo) September 26, 2019
Three different coaches all giving him high volume minutes when he hasn’t proven he truly deserves them.
Yes, very little to replace him with, but not here. Play Krunic. Play Jack.
Suso: This was a very poor match from Suso. Every time the ball was at his feet the play stopped. As previously mentioned Suso failed to see Kessie’s attacking runs on many occasions. 5.5/10
Krzysztof Piatek: For Piatek finishing has not been on point. In every match so far this season Piatek has failed to convert any chances from open play. Piatek's finishing failures are finally starting to catch up to Milan and now it's costing them points. 5/10
Rafael Leao: Leao continued his great play from the derby versus Inter Milan. His flair and pace is much needed at Milan. With Piatek’s struggles Giampaolo should try a front 3 of Rebic, Leao and Suso. 6/10
Jack Bonaventura: Jack questionably came in for Rafael Leao. This baffled all of Milan Twitter and left fans thinking what Giampaolo was trying to accomplish with this sub. Jack came in and didn't do much in terms of attacking play. 5.5/10
Ante Rebic: Much like Jack, Rebic came on and didn't bring anything to the table for Milan. In the few appearances Rebic has had, he hasn't looked that great in all honesty. His first touch as been absolutely abysmal. 5.5/10