Milan Player Ratings vs Fiorentina: Leao Rescues the Rossoneri

Milan overcame Fiorentina 2-1 on the back of a second-minute Rafael Leao goal. The visitors outplayed the Rossoneri for much of the match, but the hosts won on a late own goal while not being called for an obvious penalty in the second half.

Ciprian Tatarusanu – 7

After looking somewhat unsettled in the first 30 minutes, Tatarusanu calmed down and made several strong saves to keep Milan in the match.

Malick Thiaw – 7

After a solid performance against Cremonese, Thiaw got another chance in the starting lineup. He played fairly well against Arthur Cabral, who was much less active than Fiorentina’s other attacking players.

Fikayo Tomori – 5.5

Tomori’s night was inconsistent, to say the least. Jonathan Ikone was in dazzling form on the wing and gave the centre-back serious problems. While he made a few quality challenges against the winger, several were compensating for his own error.

Pierre Kalulu – 6

At times, Kalulu seemed lost on offense, including once when he failed to spot a wide-open Olivier Giroud in the box. He also did a poor job closing down Antonin Barak on Fiorentina’s first-half goal. However, once Sergino Dest entered the game, Kalulu slid back into the centre-back position and played much better.

Theo Hernandez – 6

From an offensive point of view, Hernandez had a disappointing match. He struggled to progress the ball in the midfield and was largely stuck defending in a conservative role.

Sandro Tonali – 6.5

The midfielder had a few nice moments, but he made one bizarre play in the first half. After receiving the ball  while unmarked in the box, Tonali took too many touches, taking himself out of position to score.

Ismael Bennacer – 8

With the Milan defense in disarray, Bennacer provided some much-needed defensive support. He won several tackles while frequently dropping into the backline as cover.

Rade Krunic – 5

Despite nominally playing as the right winger, Krunic found the ball in several areas of the pitch. However, he simply did not do enough when in possession, and his presence essentially took the right wing out of the Milan attack.

Brahim Diaz – 5.5

After a quiet 55 minutes, Brahim came off for Divock Origi. The Spaniard’s distribution was decent, but he was unable to make incisive creative plays in the attacking third.

Rafael Leao – 7

The winger got Milan off to a fast start, netting a goal inside of two minutes off of a corner kick. While he looked dangerous for the rest of the match, he also missed a close-range attempt and failed to see open runners on a few breakaway chances.

Olivier Giroud – 6.5

Giroud had a somewhat frustrating match, getting into good positions but not receiving the ball. He also picked up an assist on Milan’s opening goal, heading the ball down to Leao.


Sergino Dest – 7

Dest’s introduction reinvigorated Milan’s faltering attack. After coming on for Thiaw, the American was able to drive the ball forward and create several late chances for the hosts.

Divock Origi – 4.5

During his 35 minutes on the pitch, Origi managed a pathetic six total touches and was a complete non-factor.

Ante Rebic – N/A

Aster Vranckx – N/A