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Milan Player Ratings: AS Roma 1 - 2 AC Milan

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Milan picked up a vital three points in the race for UCL football as Rebic finally stepped up.

AS Roma v AC Milan - Serie A Photo by Giampiero Sposito/Getty Images

AC Milan took on AS Roma away from home and came away with all three points. Milan broke Roma’s unbeaten home run and took an important step in securing their spot in next season’s UEFA Champions League. Milan won 2-1 with goals from Franck Kessie and Ante Rebic despite a dominant performance where Simon Kjaer hit the crossbar, Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored an offside goal, Fikayo Tomori scored an offside goal and Ibrahimovic missed a one on one when Pau Lopez stuttered.

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STARTING LINE-UP

Gianluigi Donnarumma: Another solid display. Made some good saves but was beaten on the goal. A good display from him with the captain’s armband on. 6/10

Davide Calabria: Calabria had another decent game. He held up well going both forward and in defence but was caught flat footed when Roma scored. Overall, he did well helping to spur Milan forward and importantly won the penalty. 6.5/10

Fikayo Tomori: What a statement from the centre back. He was picked over Romagnoli and was the man of the match. He almost scored twice, was aggressive in defence and made last ditch saves. He did very well to keep the Roma attack quiet. 8/10

Simon Kjaer: Kjaer looked at ease and stood his ground throughout the game. He was quick to close down any attacks and kept the back composed throughout the 90 minutes. 6.5/10

Theo Hernandez: A good display from Hernandez because he was allowed to run forward more than he needed to defend. This suited his playing style but he could have been more clinical in front of goal. 6/10

Sandro Tonali: An incredible all round performance from the midfielder. He made a last ditch diving save in the box and equally made numerous runs forward to stun the Roma defence. 7.5/10

Franck Kessie: Another top notch performance. He dominated the midfield, he stole the ball and set off counters a few times. The penalty was the cherry on top of another great display of leadership. 7.5/10

Alexis Saelemaekers: Not a bad outing for the winger with a couple of good shots on goal, some good runs forward and some solid defensive work. 6/10

Hakan Calhanoglu: Hakan again had such a disappointing match. His decision making seems off and he looks to need a bit of a rest before he gets back. 4.5/10

Ante Rebic: What a game from the winger. He showed us why we all loved him last season with his piercing runs and his thunderous shots. He scored the winner but also played in Ibrahimovic, Leao and Saelemaekers a number of times. 7.5/10

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Ibrahimovic had so many chances in that first half. He is doing well to create chances but just needs not be so eager and maybe he would’ve scored. 6/10

SUBSTITUTES

Brahim Diaz: The Spain international really struggled in this game as he was bullied by Roma’s physical midfield. He often ran into a wall and did not make enough of an impact. He showed why he is considered to be vulnerable in big games. 4.5/10

Rafael Leao: Leao once again showed his magic touch and his ability to create something out of nothing. He did well on a couple of occasions to test the keeper but was unlucky to find the back of the net. 6.5/10

Rade Krunic: Krunic came on and sured up the midfield. He had some good runs forward but most importantly almost scored from the halfway line. 6/10

Soualiho Meite: Meite did not do much in his ten minutes, just kept the ball rolling. N/A

Samu Castillejo: He came on and added some pace to the wing but nothing of note. N/A