Italian Football

Rafael Leao Nets Two in Thriller

Rafael Liao stole the show in AC Milan’s thrilling 3-2 win over Inter V Madonnina derby. With the rest of Milan’s attack playing at a high level, the MVP scored two goals, eliminating the visitors’ disorganized line of defense. A few Nerazzurri The players performed well, and Marcelo Brozovic was one of the few bright spots at the club.

Mike Minnian – 8

Late in the game, the Milan goalkeeper made several huge saves as Inter’s attack finally found its footing in the last moments.

David Calabria – 6

Facing Matteo Darmian on the wing, Calabria made a good match. He won the Quality Challenge in the first half, but it was an overall quiet day.

Pierre Calolo – 6

Kalulu hasn’t played nearly as well as his partner, being dragged off the center frequently. Edin Dzeko also lost on cross, allowing the striker to cut the difference in half.

Fikayo Tomori – 8

The central defender saved his best performance so far in the most important game of the season. Against the skilled duo of Lautaro and Joaquin Correa, he won many challenges and played with his usual body.

Theo Hernandez – 5.5

During most of the match, Hernandez and Denzel Dumfries seemed to be in their own little world. The two of them fought a fierce physical battle that had little effect on the actions.

Ismael Bennacer – 7

Bennacer was exceptional in his defensive role, allowing Sandro Tonali to roam up the field. He won many tackles and aerial challenges, boosting the space in front of the Milan players.

Sandro Tonali – 8.5

Coming off the bench against Sassuolo, Tonali was in great shape, playing a dynamic from box to box. He was instrumental in midfield, winning tackles and combing frequently with Rafael Liao on the right wing.

Charles de Kettlery – 7

From tenth place, De Ketelaere made a number of strong plays. He looked comfortable in possession in a deeper role and had a good chance with a header in the first half.

Junior Messias – 7

Despite his slow start to the campaign, Messias finally showed why he kept starting with Alexis Saelemaekers. The Brazilian played a strong and practical role on the wing, with his work rate keeping Milan moving forward.

Rafael Liao – 9

Once again, Leao has shown that when he’s fit, he’s one of the best players in the world. The winger showed an amazing chemistry with Giroud and Tonali and scored two goals with two great finishes.

Oliver Giroud – 8

In the first half, Giroud managed to make many chances in crosses and corners, but he could not direct anything towards the goal. However, he came back alive within the 45th second, scoring a skillful one-touch finish to put Milan ahead.

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Ibrahim Diaz – 5

Diaz was disappointed in de Kitleri’s relief, making only ten touches in 30 minutes.

Alexis Saelemaekers – N / A

Divock Origi – N / A

Simon Kjaer – N / A

Tommaso Bubiga – N / A

Inter

Samir Handanovic – 6.5

Facing Milan’s resplendent attack, Handanovic did his best. He made several great saves early on, but the goalkeeper was ultimately unable to block the onslaught of goals.

Alessandro Bastoni – 4

In the first half, Bastoni had a poor spin, giving the ball to Sandro Tonali in the defensive third. He missed two goals for Milan and left the field after 60 minutes.

Stefan de Frege – 5

In Milan’s second goal, Bastoni and de Vrij were both weak positions. Both defenders allowed Giroud too much space in the penalty area, and the target man made them pay the price. The three Inter side had a bad day overall and now allowed six goals against two opponents in the first half.

Milan Skriniar – 6

Skriniar was not entirely guilty of the match’s backline problems, and was the only one of the three midfielders Inzaghi did not take down.

Mathieu Darmian – 7.5

Starting back on Federico Dimarco as a left-back, Darmian caused a lot of problems for David Calabria at the channel. He made a number of great plays and provided a assist in the second goal for Inter.

Denzel Dumfries – 5

Dumfries had problems creating the right wing, as Hernandez’s physical strength and constant fouling neutralized his pace and creativity.

Marcelo Brozovic – 8.5

While the rest of his team collapsed on the back line, the midfielder put on an absolutely world class performance. With Milan’s midfielders seeking to control possession, Brozovic played play after play, both in attack and in third. His brilliant first-half runs cut Milan’s defense, and he scored an easy opening goal for Nerazzurri.

Hakan Calhanoglu – 5.5

The former AC Milan player struggled to make a big impact, but put in a solid attempt on goal in the second half, forcing Minyan to make a fine save.

Nicolo Barilla – 5

Barilla had a good enough first half, but he couldn’t create many chances for his team.

Lautaro Martinez – 5.5

After a quiet first 45 minutes, the Argentine became more dangerous after Edin Dzeko entered the match. He struggled to retain control in the first half, finishing second on the physical level of Kalolo and Tomori.

Joaquin Correa – 5

Despite providing an assist in the opening goal, Correa was not at his best. His death was inaccurate, and he was unable to find dangerous offensive spaces on the field.

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Eden Gekko – 8

After replacing Correa, the Bosnian star immediately changed Inter’s fortunes. He scored a good goal from close range and created multiple chances on the counter-attack.

Federico DiMarco – 7

Along with Dzeko, Dimarco helped inspire Inter to complete a late comeback.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – 6.5

The Armenian managed a shot and won twice in his short appearance, while still pressing for a key role.

Daniel Dembrosio – N / A

Robin Goossens – N/A

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