AC Milan beat Juventus away at Allianz Stadium by 3-0 in a very crucial game for the race to the Champions League spot. This huge win put them ahead of Juventus in the head-to-head rule as the Rossoneri lost in the first leg by 3-1 at San Siro.
Brahim Diaz, Ante Rebic, and Fikayo Tomori scored the goals for Stefano Pioli’s side. The winning margin easily could have been four if Frank Kessie didn’t miss the penalty.
With this victory, Milan are currently third in the Serie A table with 72 points in 35 games and Juventus are fifth with 69 points in 35 games. The other two contenders in the race for the top four are Atalanta who are 2nd with 72 points in 35 games and Napoli are fourth with 70 points in 35 games.
Juventus 0-3 AC Milan Player Ratings:
Juventus Player Ratings:
Wojciech Szczesny(6/10): He was at the fault for the first goal as he should have done much better on that occasion. But the penalty save earned him an average score.
Juan Cuadrado(5/10): Struggled against Theo Hernández in the first half defensively and didn’t have much impact going forward either.
Matthijs De Ligt(6/10): He was good in the defence and made tough tackles as well. He wasn’t at fault for any of those goals.
Giorgio Chiellini(5/10): Missed an open net opportunity. Conceded the penalty and Tomori scored the header without a proper challenge in front of him.
Alex Sandro(5/10): Did well on one occasion in the first half but in the second half didn’t look confident and offered nothing going forward.
Weston McKennie(5/10): Played in an unfamiliar position, Hernandez went through his side time and time again. Never looked confident in the right-wing position.
Rodrigo Bentancur(5/10): Lost the midfield battle to Frank Kessie and Ismael Bennacer. Brahim Diaz made a few great runs through the middle without any proper obstacles.
Adrien Rabiot(4/10): Made one good run in the box but in the second half he looked completely off the pace and couldn’t create from the middle for the attackers.
Federico Chiesa(4/10): Didn’t have much joy against Davide Calabria but didn’t change the flank like the first leg as he was brilliant against Theo Hernández in San Siro.
Cristiano Ronaldo(5/10): Didn’t get the service to produce something and looked anonymous throughout the game.
Álvaro Morata(5/10): Could not create many chances and was extremely subdued throughout the game.
Dejan Kulusevski(6/10): came on as a substitute but didn’t have much joy either.
Paulo Dybala(6/10): couldn’t help the team to find anything significant for the Bianconeri.
Milan Player Ratings:
Gianluigi Donnarumma (6.5/10): Made a bad mistake in the first half but after that looked very solid between the sticks.
Davide Calabria (7.5/10): Kept the biggest threat of Juventus quiet throughout the game and looked solid after returning from an injury.
Simon Kjaer (7.5/10): provided an experience performance and kept in sight Ronaldo and Morata very well.
Fikayo Tomori(8.5/10)(MOM): After a few questionable performances in recent weeks he came back to his best for this big game. Did excellent in defence and scored a brilliant goal for Stefano Pioli’s side. It was his first goal for his new club.
Theo Hernández(7.5/10): Made few excellent forward runs but the final ball was missing. Didn’t require much defensively.
Ismael Bennacer(7/10): Won the midfield battle and moved the ball back to the front excellently in this game and looked excellent with the ball.
Frank Kessie(6/10): the overall play was very good but took a very bad penalty in the crucial moment of the game.
Alexis Saelemaekers(7/10): Did what he was asked to do. Wasn’t world class but effective enough.
Brahim Diaz(8/10): Played his best football since making the move to Serie A. Scored an amazing goal and won the penalty as well.
Hakan Calhanoglu(7.5/10): Did well on the wing but got better when was moved to the number ten role. The Turkish had a pretty decent game.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic(6/10): Did have a great game, was very quiet and in the end, picked up a knock and had to be substituted.
Ante Rebic(8/10): came on for injured Ibrahimovic midway to the second half and scored an outstanding goal from outside the box.
Rade Krunic(6/10): Didn’t have much time for impact.
Soualiho Meite(6/10): came late into the game and didn’t have enough time to show his quality.
Diogo Dalot(6/10): came on very late and didn’t have much time to do anything.