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Milan Player Ratings: AC Milan 2-2 AS Roma

A missed opportunity and a hue amount of pressure to see out the month of January now.

AC MIlan v AS Roma - Serie A Photo by Fabrizio Carabelli/LiveMedia/NurPhoto via Getty Images

AC Milan threw away a two goal lead and second place in the league table in about five minutes at the San Siro against AS Roma last night. The disastrous substitutions allowed the away side to press up the pitch and test our useless goalkeeper who cannot make a save to save his life. 2-2 allows Napoli to regain their advantage and allows Juventus to climb above us. Here are our player ratings for the game:

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Ciprian Tatarusanu: Another game where he could not turn up when called upon. He was barely challenged for 85 minutes but managed to get beaten twice in the final 10 minutes (5 additional). He was at fault entirely on the second one for pushing the ball right back into a dangerous area. 4/10

Davide Calabria: He looked brilliant as ever, so agile in defence and offered loads going up the pitch. Another strong display. 6/10

Pierre Kalulu: A fantastic performance from the youngster and he is showing that he is by far the best defender this season. A brilliant header for his goal and not much he could do when we conceded. 7/10

Fikayo Tomori: He is culpable for not clearing the ball on two occasions for both goals we conceded. His leap is just not high enough and he is not pressing and keeping aware of the movement behind him. He should’ve done better. 5/10

Theo Hernandez: An odd one for him as he was dominant for the bulk of the game bur just lacked that match awareness to help kill off the game at the end. He will be regretting wasting some of those brilliant runs by missing the final pass. 6.5/10

Sandro Tonali: A decent enough game but after watching the highlights, both Roma goal are his fault as he loses his man in both corners. He was marking Ibanez for the first goal and he was marking Matic for the second, the former scored and the latter forced the rebound which led to the goal. He lost focus and it cost us. 5/10

Ismael Bennacer: A great game but he was naive to concede the yellow card and his withdrawal from the game is partly the reason why Roma got away with the draw. Bennacer is doing brilliantly but we are overly reliant on him to dictate our shape. 7/10

Alexis Saelemaekers: Lots of running but largely ineffective as usual. That is the same opening sentence as last week. He got one or two good crosses in though but was not a threat hence Roma focused all their defending on the left side making it harder for Leao to find any space. 5/10

Brahim Diaz: A decent performance, some chances on goal, good forward passes and some nifty little tricks sprinkled throughout. It’s hard to see CDK getting any start in the league or the Champions League for a while. 6.5/10

Rafael Leao: A tough game for him as he was doubled if not tripled upon by the Roma defence but still managed to take them on and complete some insane dribbles. He got an assisr for Pobega with some great vision and was the best player on the pitch. 7/10

Olivier Giroud: A quiet one yet again as outside of him one headed chance, there’s nothing of note. 6/10


Tommaso Pobega: A great goal for him and a real impact off the bench but it is a shame that we drew given he held the ball up well and was strong in his tackles. 6.5/10

Aster Vranckx: He made a colossal mistake conceding that freekick. We all know set pieces are our Achilles heel and that late in the game, it was inevitable for Roma to catch us out. He manages the play well but still lacks maturity. 5/10

Charles de Ketelaere: I am not fully convinced he touched the ball but his arrival hurt the hold up play. 5/10

Matteo Gabbia: A tough one as he made some clearances but ultimately sat too far back allowing the pressure to get to us. 6/10


Stefano Pioli: He is the FOTM as he got all the substitutions wrong. He should’ve made a like for like change to begin with replacing Bennacer with Pobega. He decision to take off Diaz first and then Saelemaekers and Giroud meant we were under pressure and locked into our own box. The collapse at the back stems from no options up front to hold off Roma. 4/10