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Fiorentina – AC Milan (1-2): Player Ratings [Serie A – 30th round]

Man of the Match: T. Reijnders (7.5): Outstanding in midfield, the summer signing was everywhere in AC Milan’s attacking play. Mostly operating on the left, he linked up well with Leao, almost making fans forget about Hernandez’s absence. He consistently provided good passes for his teammates, creating space and setting up Leao’s goal with a decisive pass, showcasing their great understanding. He was substituted by Y. Musah in the 63rd minute.

Fiorentina (4-2-3-1):

P. Terracciano (6.5): A crucial figure tonight, the Italian goalkeeper kept Fiorentina in the game with 8 saves, some of which were crucial. While partially at fault for Leao’s goal, his performance could have worked against a slower attacker. Despite the defeat, he shone in goal.

C. Biraghi (5): Just average, the Fiorentina captain showed defensive weaknesses and lacked speed, leaving gaps at the back. However, his offensive contributions, especially with crosses, were satisfactory.

L. Martinez Quarta (5): Decent performance from the Argentine defender against Olivier Giroud, but at times lacked focus on the ongoing play. He received a quick yellow card for a risky challenge on Leao and was replaced by A. Barak in the 88th minute to help equalize.

N. Milenkovic (5.5): Kept busy dealing with Loftus-Cheek, the Serbian defender did well to contain him. However, he had moments of lapses in concentration, especially when Leao started dribbling.

Dodo (3.5): Struggled on the right side against Milan’s offensive threats, often being overrun. The Brazilian did his best but was frequently outpaced or too passive, leaving gaps in defense. He was substituted by Vincenzo Italiano for M. Kayode in the 69th minute.

A. Duncan (5.5): Fairly quiet in the game, the Ghanaian was the game-changer with a powerful shot that revived Fiorentina. After the goal, he improved his influence on the game, creating more and controlling the midfield.

R. Mandragora (3.5): Mostly invisible in midfield, the player failed to make an impact. He played it safe without advancing his team’s play. Defensively, he struggled against Leao and Reijnders, leaving his team vulnerable to counterattacks.

C. Kouame (4.5): Not his best performance today, the Ivorian forward lacked creativity and failed to capitalize on chances. He had one shot on goal, which was off target. He was replaced by N. Gonzàlez in the 69th minute.

L. Beltran (6): A decent performance from the number nine for Fiorentina, playing behind Belotti. He actively participated in attacks, finding spaces to move into and linking up play. Although he didn’t take a shot on goal, he played a key role in Fiorentina’s quick response, providing a good assist for Duncan’s goal. He was surprisingly substituted by M. Nzola.

Jonathan Ikone was a constant threat for AC Milan throughout the match. His pace and movement were too much for the Fiorentina defense to handle, and he created several chances for his teammates. Ikone also showed off his excellent vision and passing ability, and he was unlucky not to score himself. He was replaced by Randal Kolo Muani in the 88th minute.

Andrea Belotti (5)

Andrea Belotti worked hard all game and was always a danger in the box. He had six shots on goal, but he was unable to find the back of the net. Belotti’s effort and commitment were commendable, but he will be disappointed not to have scored.

AC Milan (4-2-3-1):

Mike Maignan (6.5): The French goalkeeper was in top form, making six saves to keep Milan in the game. He also showed his quality with his distribution and long balls, which sometimes allowed the attackers to catch the defense off guard.

Alessandro Florenzi (5.5): A solid performance from the Italian, who did not defend badly and even allowed himself to infiltrate the midfield at times, creating links between the Milanese lines. His set pieces were also satisfactory.

Fikayo Tomori (6.5): Very solid and attentive, the Englishman showed an exemplary understanding of positioning. He was very good in the air and in one-on-one situations. The only black spot, he can be considered culpable for Duncan’s goal, as he did not react quickly enough to the Ghanaian to prevent him from shooting.

Malick Thiaw (4.5): In a lesser form compared to last season, the German lacked composure tonight and seemed to lose his means when faced with opposition pressure. He missed a few passes and gave the ball away to the Florentines in dangerous positions. A difficult match, in addition to a yellow card received in the 21st minute, which earned him a replacement by Matteo Gabbia at half-time (45′).

Davide Calabria (5.5): Defensively, the captain’s performance was clean and without any real mistakes. He even showed himself to be solid in the air at times, which is not usually his forte. Like his left-back counterpart, he sometimes allowed himself to drop into the heart of the game and offer his services as a relay player.

Tommaso Reijnders (7.5): A very good performance from the Dutchman, who was solid defensively and a constant threat going forward. He was involved in both of Milan’s goals and was a constant thorn in the side of the Fiorentina defense.

Ismael Bennacer (4.5): Defensively quite porous, the Algerian was not really able to recover the right balls and did not impress in this midfield. Even in the distribution of the ball, where he is usually sharp, today, we did not see him advance the game enormously.

Rafael Leão (7): In good form for the club, the Portuguese is gaining in strength and seems to be getting rid of his legendary nonchalance. Today, he was voluntary, made the efforts offensively, and above all played simply, as he knows how to do, by dribbling, gaining speed, and trying to serve his teammates correctly. Author of a beautiful goal and an assist, he fully participates in Milan’s fine performance and reaffirms himself as a big name in the league at the moment. Came off for Noah Okafor (63′).

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (5.5): A goal scored after a beautiful collective action, without much effort for the Englishman, but all the same, it raises the mark a little. Because, otherwise, for once, the Englishman was somewhat disappointing. Quite well contained by the Fiorentina defense, he did not often find himself between the lines and navigated through the game without necessarily being found. Even in counter-attack, where he often shines, we would have liked to see more.

Samuel Chukwueze (6): In the starting eleven to spare Pulisic, who was returning from a long trip, the Nigerian certainly did not disappoint his coach, as he was very mobile and available. Often found in depth, he managed to use his speed to create play. His involvement in Milan’s very beautiful collective goal in the 47th minute was notable. A full match. Came off for Christian Pulisic (73′).

Olivier Giroud (4.5): A disappointing match for the Frenchman, who was not very present in the construction of the moves. If he had at least been in the box, it would have made up for everything, but that was not the case, and the Frenchman hit the target three times (in very favorable situations) for only one shot on target. He was replaced by Luka Jovic (82′).

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