Juventus Player Ratings vs Milan: Locatelli Returns To Haunt San Siro

At the San Siro Stadium, Milan hosted Juventus in the most anticipated clash of the Serie A weekend. Towards the end of a razor-tight first half, Malick Thiaw received his marching orders for dragging down Moise Kean while being the last defender. The visitors made the most out of their numerical superiority as they dominated the action after the interval. Manuel Locatelli’s deflected long-range effort was the solitary goal of the evening, gifting the Old Lady all three points against his former employers. So here are our player ratings for Juventus who snatched a vital 1-0 victory over Milan away from home.

Juventus (3-5-2)

Wojciech Szczesny – 7

The former Arsenal man only had one save to make, but it was a spectacular one. The goalkeeper finger-tipped Olivier Giroud’s shot to maintain the deadlock in the first half.

Federico Gatti – 5.5

The Italian struggled to contain Rafael Leao in what is one of the most daunting tasks a Serie A defender could face. He may have been lucky to avoid a booking on several occasions, but he eventually had his name taken.

Gleison Bremer – 7

Aside from an early scare that saw him lose the ball rather cheaply, it was a commanding display at the back from the Brazilian who won almost every duel on the ground and in the air, while also covering on Gatti whenever required.

Daniele Rugani – 6.5

The former Empoli man stepped up to cover for the absent Danilo and pulled off a solid display. Naturally, his evening became comprehensively easier when Christian Pulisic was sacrificed following Thiaw’s dismissal.

Timothy Weah – 5.5

The American ran all over the right flank but his performance lacked a marquee moment. Scuffed his final touch at times.

Weston McKennie – 6

An energetic display from the Texan who was all over the pitch and did well to limit the danger of Tijjani Reijnders. But skied a golden opportunity to score.

Manuel Locatelli – 7.5

Exactly seven years following his glorious winner against Juventus, the Italy midfielder settled the San Siro affair yet again but this time while donning the opposite jersey. Bossed the play in the middle and was lucky to see his shot deflect off Rade Krunic’s leg.

Adrien Rabiot – 6.5

An impressive display from the stand-in Juventus captain who showcased his experience, stamina and physicality to navigate his team towards victory.

Filip Kostic – 6

The Serbian was at times hasty with his crosses but did have his moments for as long as he lasted, including putting Rabiot through on goal with a clever touch.

Arkadiusz Milik – 5.5

The former Napoli man did the dirty work at times and tracked back to support his teammates in the middle of the park but was almost anonymous in the final third for Juventus.

Moise Kean – 6.5

Although his evening was cut short when Max Allegri replaced him with Vlahovic, the Italian striker was the author of the most significant action of the first half, as he skipped past Malick Thiaw which prompted the red card. But should have done better with the goal at his mercy.


Dusan Vlahovic – 6

The Serbian offered a more direct option upfront for Juventus. Tested Mirante with a long-range effort but perhaps could have done better on a short-range rebound.

Andrea Cambiaso – 6

The former Genoa man looked composed and made himself useful at both ends of the pitch.

Federico Chiesa – N/A

Dean Huijsen – N/A

Fabio Miretti – N/A

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