Brahim Diaz and Milan’s crime was sublime like Rossoneri 4-1 win over Monza. The visitors unwisely used 3-4-2-1, and Milan had no problems distinguishing an unorganized line of defense. While Monza’s substitutes made the second half more exciting than it should have been, in the end it was a straightforward victory for the hosts.
Ciprien Tatarusano – 7.5
Despite his lack of Mike Minnan’s athleticism and reflexes, Tatarusano played a good game. He was well positioned for most of Monza’s attempts and saved five times.
Sergino Dest – 7
The defender seemed to have grown into his role as the match progressed. He played in a style similar to Theo Hernandez, breaking into the interior looking to push the ball into an attacking third position while Junior Messias played wide. However, he was surprisingly replaced by Pierre Kalolo in the first half.
Simon Keir – 5.5
The Dane had a quieter match than his partner, playing a mostly reserved role. So far this season Keir hasn’t shown much, and he showed, as his distribution wasn’t at his best.
Fikayo Tomori – 8
Against Monza’s attack that only had one striker, Tomori played in an aggressive offensive style. From his advanced position, the central defender won many tackles and interceptions, sometimes advancing the ball to the last third.
Theo Hernandez – 8
The defender delivered a classic performance, driving the ball up the pitch and creating numerous chances for the hosts. In Milan’s fourth goal in the match, he easily stole the ball from Valentin Antov before finding Rafael Liao in the penalty area to confirm the result.
Tommaso Pobega – 7
In the turn of box to box, Pobega saw a lot of time on the ball and created many opportunities when feeding Rossoneri attacks. He was less convincing than the more advanced positions, but the midfielder definitely made an argument for more playing time.
Ismael Bennacer – 7
As usual, Bennacer was solid from his role in the double pivot, easy to play and calmly assisted the Milan striker forward.
Junior Messias – 8
From the right wing, Messias was brilliant throughout the match. He was impressive with his technical skills and made a superb move around Andrea Carboni to score Milan’s third goal.
Ibrahim Diaz – 8.5
Ibrahim scored two superb goals in the first half, although he left the match with an apparent injury after 53 minutes. His first goal was the result of a stunning run through the Monza defense that saw him beat three players in dribbling.
Before Rebek – 5
Rebek wasn’t at his best, succeeding in just 35 touches and one shot with a spoiled pass rate of 52%.
Divock Origi – 8
In the second half, Origi scored his first goal for Milan, firing a powerful shot into the top corner. The forward dominated Monza’s defense with physical strength and controlled touches in a Lukaku-esque performance.
Pierre Calolo – 6.5
Entering the match after the break, the Frenchman immediately affected the actions, blocking a powerful shot from Gianluca Capari.
Charles de Kettler – 4.5
While replacing injured Ibrahim, CDK struggled to do too much and missed two key chances from inside the penalty area.
Rafael Liao – 7
Despite Milan’s comfortable lead, the winger entered the match in the second half. After Theo won the ball in offensive third and found Liao in the penalty area, he was able to easily convert it to Milan’s 4-1 lead.
Matthew Cage – 6
He replaced Gabia as Gayer and played well while helping Rossoneri See outside the match.
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Michel de Gregorio – 5
Although he stopped admirably from close range against Rebic, Di Gregorio did a poor job of scoring Ibrahim in Milan’s first score and allowing in four goals on the night.
Luca Calderola – 4.5
Calderola seemed out of sync with his teammates in central defence, often finding himself outside the center. In the first half, he struggled against Messias and Dest in the channel and was knocked out after 54 minutes.
Pablo Mari – 5.5
The Arsenal player on loan was less than impressive, with Monza’s three defenses in tatters against Milan’s creativity and athleticism.
Valentine Antov – 5
Late in the game, the 21-year-old made a fatal mistake, gifting the ball to Hernandez, who quickly found Liao unmarked to score Milan’s fourth goal.
Charles Augustus – 6.5
Carlos was one of Monza’s best quarterbacks, distributing the ball well and winning some tackles against Milan’s relentless attack.
Patrick Ciorea – 5
At times, Ciurria didn’t fall into the line of defense as needed, and was somewhat lucky not to catch the second yellow in the first half.
Stefano Sensi – 6.5
The midfielder won several important tackles in front of the backline, but did not receive enough support from his teammates during his long time on the ball.
Andrea Barberis – 4
With his role in the shuttle midfield, Barberis has not put in a particularly impressive performance. In the end, he struggled to add a lot to attack or defense and was sent off at halftime.
Gianluca Capari – 5.5
After a strong start to the match, Capri’s level dropped dramatically. Early in the second half, he appeared to have a clear lane to fire, but waited too long to pull the trigger, allowing Kalulu to block the attempt.
Matteo Pesina – 7
It is clear that Pesina is one step ahead of his fellow Monza players. The Atalanta man provided the visitors with the only attacking spark through his role as a versatile midfield player, who had him venturing into virtually every area of the field.
Dany Mota – 5
Despite his high work rate throughout the match, Monza really needed a better display than Motta. Early on, the striker missed a great opportunity to equalize the visitors, and his day was marked by a poor performance in the final third.
Filippo Ranocchia – 8
After replacing Barberis in the first half, the Juventus loanee scored a candidate for the goal of the year. From a free kick outside the penalty area, Ranocchia curled a ball around Milan’s wall that looked from the post into the net.
Andrea Pettagna – 4
Betagna left Motta away a few minutes into the second half, but struggled to find time on the ball or create any scoring opportunities.
Andrea Carboni – 6
While he was almost instantly burned down by Messias on the wing, Carbone dramatically increased the level of play after Calderola’s poor performance.