Donnarumma-had an okay game with a few scary moments, goal was well taken by politano but Gigi could have done a bit better
Rodriguez-somewhat reliable, and tried to get forward often, but at times looks awkward when in possession, distribution needs to be better at times.
Mussachio- a decent job coming in for romagnoli, but his positioning at times allowed Sassuolo to push on the rare occasion and was completely lost when he should have been providing support to Bonucci on Politanos goal
Bonucci- struggled when romagnoli left the field, still did a decent job for the most part, but like mussachio was caught napping on politanos goal
Abate- hasn’t played for a while and the rust showed. Struggled to offer much link up play and it seems his age has caught up to him as we never really got a glimpse of that pace of his
Biglia- Biglia looked tired and struggled with playing any sort of decisive ball when Milan were pressing. Defensively offered support, but also had some scary moments when in the defending third
Bonventura- until he forced a great save out of Consigli, Jack had a terrible game. Looked sluggish and lost possession a few times without tracking back, his passing and decisions were poor
Kessie- one of the best players on the field tonight but should have done much better with his chance at the beginning of the game. Works hard and forced turnovers when Sassuolo were in possession, excellent movement and defensive work, just lacked that killer instinct like the rest of his teammates
Canalaghlu- poor from the Turkish international. Offered nothing going forward, passing let him down and even his signature strikes were off, had a few too many moments slipping all over the field
Suso-suso has come to be known as Milan’s most dangerous player, but the Spaniard has also become to predictable with his movements. Down the right and cut in to his left, unfortunately he couldn’t manage a decent strike nor any deliveries into the 18
Cutrone- Offered little, but also given little service. Struggled with his movements to receive the ball in open channels, but at his age he is still learning, needs to hold up play and lay off needs to be better
Kalinic- provided a crucial goal with a nice turn and strike. Should have done better with his header which could have been the winner. Overall provided a game changing presence
This game told me 2 things. A) Milan were tired from their 2 previous games and B) they lack that true playmaker to change a game. Sassuolo were 11 men behind the ball all game and created nothing, aside from their goal. A team that sits that far back for 90 mins has to be punished by a long range strike or a spark of creativity either dribbling through players or playing that determining pass. Coming off 2 tough games Milan did well with their pressing game and possession game, but at the end of the day struggled to find that breakthrough and only really attempted to find an opening after going a goal down.
Overall team rating- 6/10
Match Report : Milan 1×1 Sassuolo