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Milan Player Ratings: Torino 0 - 7 AC Milan

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Milan pull off a massive rout away from home in a stadium where they had not won in since 2012.

Torino FC v AC Milan - Serie A Photo by Chris Ricco/Getty Images

AC Milan took on Torino away and took a massive three points in the Champions League race with a big 7-0 win. Milan relied on Theo Hernandez and Ante Rebic to lead the line and they came through. The gamble of Brahim Diaz continues to pay off as Milan get the 9th biggest victory of all time. The Rossoneri are now just three points away from qualifying for the UCL with two games to go against Cagliari and Atalanta this month. Here are our player ratings for the game:

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STARTING LINE-UP

Gianluigi Donnarumma: He was there when called upon. He point blank save made all the difference for Milan as we could’ve lost momentum if Bremer has scored. 7/10

Davide Calabria: A top notch performance from the right back as he dominated Rodriguez. It’s a shame his goal was chalked off, he keeps demonstrating his growth this season. 7/10

Simon Kjaer: Another solid display from the centre back as he marshalled Torino’s attack and kept them at bay. He brushed off an injury and showed his strength. 7/10

Fikayo Tomori: Strong showing from him as he had to keep a tricky Zaza at arms length. He used his pace to press the strikers high up the pitch and this tactic worked wonders. 7/10

Theo Hernandez: His form has improved over the previous weeks and his opening goal changed the game for us. What a finish, he finally is making the right runs and evaluating his options well. 8.5/10

Franck Kessie: The top performer of the season by far. He is a leader on the pitch. He bounced back with a goal from the penalty spot and also provided an assist for Diaz off a great interception. He also bossed the midfield halting Baselli and Mandragora. 8.5/10

Ismael Bennacer: Naive performance from the midfielder as the silly yellow card cost him 45 minutes of play time. His passing and interceptions was generally good but a number of fumbles. 6.5/10

Samu Castillejo: Castillejo is just not good enough. So many possession losses with the poor dribbles, some good tracking back but a number of good opportunities wasted in front of goal. 5.5/10

Brahim Diaz: Diaz is flourishing in this new system with the free roam mandate. He did well to create the chance for the first goal before scoring one of his own. He almost added another goal and generally was the life of the attack. 8/10

Hakan Calhanoglu: As with the Juventus game, Hakan was like Jekyll and Hyde. His blunder right in front of Donnarumma almost cost us a goal and could have changed the game. But in attack, his key passes played a major role in opening space on goal. 6.5/10

Ante Rebic: What a performance. A 12-minute hat trick with a stunning finish, a calm tap in and a scrappy one to top it off. He is an enigma because when he gets going, there is no one stopping him. 8.5/10

SUBSTITUTES

Soualiho Meite: The midfielder stepped in to replace Bennacer and did well to physically overpower the Torino midfield. He broke up play really well and delivered what Pioli needed. 7/10

Rade Krunic: Krunic finally deliver off the bench. What a stat pad, two assists both for Rebic. He looked alive and showed good composure with his passing. 7.5/10

Diogo Dalot: Dalot added some pace down the left wing when Theo looked tired. He drove down the wing and put in some good crosses. 6.5/10

Rafael Leao: Leao showed some maturity in this game when he provided the assist for Rebic. He is so talented but needs more performances like this one to consistently contribute. 6.5/10

Mario Mandzukic: Nothing of note in his ten or so minutes. He looked frustrated - understandably - but still needs to offer just a bit more. N/A

Manager

Stefano Pioli: Pioli pulls off two huge victories in Turin in the span of four days. He gets two clean sheets whilst scoring ten goals. His team selection and altered formation worked wonders. His substitutions were effective and he deserves credit for turning the side around from the horrible collapse in early 2021. 9/10