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Milan Player Ratings: Juventus 3-1 Milan

A makeshift Milan squad fight to the end but their unbeaten streak is no more

AC Milan v Juventus - Italian Serie A Photo by Mattia Ozbot/Soccrates/Getty Images

AC Milan came into the match against Juventus with a number on injuries, suspensions and on match day Covid cases. Considering all this, Milan were forced to play Davide Calabria in the midfield next to Franck Kessie. This moved brought Diogo Dalot into the starting right back position. Nonetheless even with this lineup Milan had to go out and fight for 90 minutes. In the opening ten minutes Milan really took the match to Juventus and even had a golden chance from Castillejo but he was unable to finish. After that chance Juventus started to apply the pressure to a depleted Milan squad. In the 15th minute Federico Chiesa hit the post from a Juventus corner. Just three minutes later Chiesa had another chance and this time slid it past Gigio Donnarumma. Milan responded to the Juventus goal well and in the 41st minute equalized. Yes, the Hakan tackle leading up to the goal was questionable and it was weird that the referee didn't go to Var. At the break the match was tied up

The second half was similar for both team but for Juventus, they took advantage of their chances and their quality showed. In the 62nd minute Juventus took the lead again with another goal from Federico Chiesa. Then in the 76th minute Juventus doubled their lead with a tap in goal from Weston McKennie. Milan fought to the bitter end but the suspensions and injuries were too big of a blow to overcome. Thus the end of their unbeaten run came with a valiant effort against Juventus. Hopefully the players can get fully fit and back on track to continue to battle for a top spot in the league.

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STARTING LINE-UP

Gianluigi Donnarumma: Nothing really to complain about for Gigio, he made saves when he had a chance. 6/10

Diogo Dalot: This was probably Dalot’s best defensive match thus far. Him and Kjaer helped contain Ronaldo during the whole match. Some people on Twitter were even questioning if Ronaldo got subbed out. 6.5/10

Simon Kjaer: As mentioned before Kjaer helped lock up Ronaldo. Kjaer has had basically no rust since returning from injury and still looks fantastic. 6.5/10

Alessio Romagnoli: Another big match where Romagnoli makes mistakes that cost Milan. There were a few occasions were players were dribbling past him too easily and that ultimately led to to Juventus taking advantage and scoring. 5.5/10

Theo Hernandez: This was a terrible match for Theo. Defensively he was a mess and let Chiesa do whatever he wanted. He made attacking runs forward sure but not a lot of them led to anything. 5/10

Franck Kessie: At this point I feel bad for Franck because he has to do so much with all of these injuries. I don't think Franck had a great game but he also didn't have much help from the left side of the defence. 6/10

Davide Calabria: All things considered Calabria played pretty decent against Juventus. We can't ask more than what he did in this match and he gave it his all for 90 minutes. He even added in a nice goal. 6/10

Samu Castillejo: Samu doesn't stop running i’ll give him that but at some point he has to contribute more offensively. Too many times in this match he had the ball and lost it or had a misplaced pass. 5.5/10

Hakan Calhanoglu: Hakan played a good match and was the centre point of basically any creativity for Milan. He didn't contribute with a goal or assist but still was the focal point of Milan going forward. 6.5/10

Jans Petter Hauge: I think it is clear that Hauge isn't ready for full time Serie A minutes just yet, especially going up against a player like Matthijs De Ligt. 5.5/10

Rafael Leao: I actually thought Rafa played well. He was more active in the press and on numerous occasions he dropped back to try and help create offence. However, I do think that his positing needs to be improved as I saw him stay on the top of the box while balls were being crossed in. 6.4/10

SUBSTITUTES

Brahim Diaz: Brahim Diaz had some moments on the ball and was even taken down inside the box for what could have been a penalty kick. However, I think that the strength of Diaz doesn't translate well too Serie A at the moment. 5.9/10

Pierre Kalulu: Kalulu came in and showed his aggressive wining 50/50 balls. 6/10

Andrea Conti: Conti really didn't do much of anything for me to give him a rating. N/A

Daniel Maldini: Daniel had a few decent moments in this match but I do think that he would greatly benefit from more playing time elsewhere or in Coppa Italia. 6/10

Lorenzo Colombo: N/A