With 6th place already secured Milan didn't have much to play for against Cagliari. Instead of giving starts to the younger talent, Stefano Pioli fielded one of their most talented staring elevens. Against Cagliari Milan also showcased their home kit for the upcoming season. Even though nothing was on the line Milan still came to play and specifically in the attacking phase. Just 10 minutes in Rafael Leao showed Milan fans his potential as he dribble past the defence then shot on goal which hit the post then hit a Cagliari defender to bounce in the net. Leao and Milan continued to attack but Leao's day was cut short as he was forced to be subbed off due to injury. After 45 minutes Milan were up 1-0.
What a way to end the season! Who else is excited for the next one?— AC Milan (@acmilan) August 1, 2020
Finisce così, con un'altra vittoria. E non vediamo l’ora che inizi la prossima stagione ❤️ #MilanCagliari #SempreMilan@pumafootball pic.twitter.com/54gdkPbdLP
Milan started the second half just like they started the first half as they scored within the first 10 minutes. This goal was a beautiful shot by the one and only Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Just a few minutes after the Ibra goal Milan scored again as Castillejo scored off of a Bonaventura assist. As the match went on the result was never in doubt for Milan and with that Stefano Pioli brought in a few youngsters to get some minutes. After 90 minutes Milan got the 3-0 victory and finish out the season.
Gigio Donnarumma: Gigio only had to make a few saves here but when he was needed he showed up. 6.5/10
Davide Calabria: Am I crazy to say that Davide was one of the best players on the pitch. He was everywhere on the right side and it was great to see. Much better than Conti. 7/10
Simon Kjaer: Kjaer continues to be solid and it'll be great to see how he performs next year. 6.5/10
Matteo Gabbia: This was one of Gabbia’s better matches. Defensively he was good and he even had a nice long ball that created a scoring chance. 6.5/10
Matteo Gabbia (20) vs Cagliari— Serie A Scout (@SerieAScout) August 1, 2020
• 64 touches
• 93% pass accuracy
• 3 tackles
• 3 interceptions
• 2 clearances
• 3 ground duels won
• 2 aerial duels won
• ⛔ dribbled past#MilanCagliari #SerieA pic.twitter.com/CCLd98ICa9
Theo Hernandez: As per usual Theo performed, this was evident on one run where he sliced through the Cagliari defence to create a chance. 6.5/10
Ismael Bennacer: All I can say is that thank god Milan got Ismael Bennacer or this midfield would be drastically different. 6.5/10
Franck Kessie: Kessie continues to put in good shifts and shows just how much stamina he has playing another 90 minutes. 6.5/10
Samu Castillejo: Samu returned to the starting lineup and performed well. He is surly a upgrade offensively over Saelemaekers. 6/10
Hakan Calhanoglu: Having a confident Hakan is great, although nothing popped in this match his presence was felt. 6.5/10
Rafael Leao: Leao finally got a start and he showed his potential. His skill was on display on the left side constantly dibbling past defenders and almost scoring a beautiful overhead kick. 6.7/10
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Zlatan continues to age like fine wine adding another goal to his season tally. 7/10
Jack Bonaventura: Jack played well and showed creativity in what is most likely his last match. For all Milan fans I think we can say grazie Jack. 6.5/10
“Thank you Jack”@acmilan pays tribute to #Bonaventura on #Instagram— The AC Milan-Godfather (@ACMilanSydney) August 1, 2020
Bonaventura played his last match for Milan.
At the end of the match Vs Cagliari Jack stayed on the San Siro lawn visibly moved, as can be seen from the photo.
Best of luck Jack, thanks for everything pic.twitter.com/BBxc8NCn2V
Daniel Maldini: Maldini didn't impress much on the left side but he is still very young and he might not be suited to play left wing. 5.8/10
Alexis Saelemaekers: Classic Saelemaekers match where he came in worked hard, got a yellow card and messed up a bit. 6/10
Marco Brescianini: Marco came in and looked steady and calm for a youngster. How Biglia got more minutes than him baffles me. 6/10
Leo Duarte: Leo Duarte came back for Milan and with a different look. He played fine as there wasn't a lot of stress put on the defence. 6/10