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Milan Player Ratings: AC Milan 4-1 Sampdoria

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Milan continue their winning ways in a dominate performance

UC Sampdoria v AC Milan - Serie A Photo by Paolo Rattini/Getty Images

In their second last match of the season Milan played against a underwhelming Sampdoria side. Milan looked to continue their unbeaten streak and inch closer to a 5th place finish. From the opening whistle this match was fairly open and just 4 minutes in Ante Rebic broke the ankles of a Sampdoria right back and crossed it into Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Zlatan made no mistake heading it into the net. Milan continued to have chances but failed to capitalize on anything and it seemed there was a lack of intensity in the first half. This could have been because of the commentator or with the team being comfortable up 1-0. 45 minutes were done and Milan were up a goal.

Just like the first half Milan opened the scoring early and just 7 minutes into the half Zlatan assisted on a Hakan Calhanoglu goal. Only 6 minutes after that Hakan returned to favour to Zlatan assisting him on his goal. Milan were now up 3-0. However Sampdoria didn't quit and even got a penalty chance because of a Simon Kjaer foul but the brick wall Gigio Donnarumma punched it out. Near the end of the match Sampdoria youngster Askildsen blasted a beautiful striker from outside of the box past Gigio. This goal was then matched minutes later with a beautiful strike form Rafael Leao. At the end of full time Milan got the victory 4-1.

Now let’s rate the AC Milan players performances

Gigio Donnarumma: Gigio is just amazing and he made great saves in this match. Pay the man whatever he wants. 8/10

Davide Calabria: Another solid defensive match for Calabria, he continues to put work in on defence and on that end he is miles better than Conti. 6.5/10

Simon Kjaer: Kjaer was good again except for the questionable foul that gave Sampdoria a penalty kick but Gigio bailed him out. 6.3/10

Matteo Gabbia: Gabbia put in a decent 90 minutes. Of course he committed stupid fouls as young defenders but that’s to be expected. 6/10

Theo Hernandez: After a one game suspension Theo returned and was good as per expected. Watching him glide on the pitch going forward is outstanding to see. It would have been even nicer to see him capitalize on his scoring chance. 6.5/10

Ismael Bennacer: Bennacer was good today but on a few occasions he gave the ball away too easily and that could be blamed for causing them to score. 6.3/10

Franck Kessie: Kessie continued his good form but for me nothing stood out from him today but that doesn't mean he played bad at all. 6.7/10

Alexis Saelemaekers: As I keep saying Saelemaekers works his butt off and that is great too see but his lack of touch/skill lets the team down on some attacking scenarios. 6/10

Hakan Calhanoglu: A goal and assist from Hakan in a great performance. 7.5/10

Ante Rebic: Rebic absolutely destroyed the Sampdoria defence on Milans first goal. His connection with Theo on the left side is a joy to watch. 7/10

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Zlatan said he’s like Benjamin Button and I might believe him. He finished with 2 goals and an assist. 8/10

SUBSTITUTES

Rafael Leao: Leao showed his skill today but he has to be more decisive in the final third. His goal was a beautiful shot and we need to see more of that. 6.5/10

Jack Bonaventura: Jack coming off the bench suits him it seems. In the last few matches he has put in good shifts. Maybe he’ll get resigned but 3 million is a little too high of a salary for my liking. 6.5/10

Samu Castillejo: Samu came on and only got a few chances to show his offensive prowess but he took those opportunities to shoot on goal. None of these chances amounted to anything. 6/10

Lucas Paqueta: Paqueta tried to make some key passes but like Samu he couldn't create much. 6/10

Lucas Biglia: Came on committed fouls, absolute classic. 5.5/10