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AC Milan vs Genoa (3-3) : Player Ratings

Final score: Milan-Genoa 3-3

Milan player ratings

Sportiello 6 – Unbeaten against Juve, but concedes two early goals this time: caught off guard by Retegui, beaten by Ekuban. Makes two great saves, but when play stops. Unlucky with the deflection on the 3-3 equalizer.

Florenzi 6.5 – Not a giant, yet leaps highest of all on Chukwueze’s invitation, using the element of surprise. Scores after two years and sets up Gabbia’s goal.

Gabbia 6.5 – Keeps an eye on Retegui’s movements, but loses Ekuban. Redemption is near, though: takes the elevator to score the 2-2 equalizer.

Tomori 5 – Misjudges the timing of his tackle, falling for Vogliacco who wouldn’t have had much to do from there. Also at fault for the second goal.

Hernandez 6 – Serving his lengthy post-derby suspension, he wants to make amends, but Martinez denies him with a strong header and a coast-to-coast run.

Bennacer 5 – The defense often struggles because there’s a lack of necessary screening in front of them. Still a ways off from returning to his best form after a serious injury.

Reijnders 5 – Released by Leao with a back-heel, but lacks the killer instinct with his long-range shot. Plays it safe, doesn’t go beyond the ordinary. Struggles against Thorsby.

Chukwueze 6 – High danger level, a tightrope walker in one-on-one situations: delightful soft pass to Florenzi. Also scores a goal, but it’s disallowed. From the 81st minute, Thiaw 5.5 – Unlucky with the deflection that seals the result.

Pulisic 6.5 – Hits the post, even when playing as an attacking midfielder, he is the most determined to resist the game’s direction. Provides the cross for Giroud.

Leao 5 – Warms up with some fancy footwork, ignites a silent San Siro as he glides with the ball glued to his foot, but the issue remains the same: effectiveness. Substituted to boos. From the 67th minute, Okafor 6 – Revitalizes the offensive phase.

Giroud 6.5 – In Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde mode: misses a clear goal attempt with an unlikely chip, scores a much more complicated one, but it won’t be enough to win.

Coach – Stefano Pioli 5 – Needs to win to secure second place and participation in the European Super Cup, the only remaining goals of a season with more shadows than highlights. Comes close but gets pegged back in the end: his farewell to the Rossoneri bench is turning into a slow agony.

Genoa player ratings

Martinez 6.5 – Smooth with his feet, almost seems to enjoy passing the ball around. Saved by the post from Pulisic’s curling shot, then denies Pulisic and pulls off a near miracle on Theo.

Vogliacco 7 – Can be a double threat: burns Tomori in the first move, earning the penalty for the lead. Then sets up Ekuban for the second goal.

De Winter 5.5 – A reliable figure in defense, slips up and pays the price: Giroud sneaks behind him for the temporary lead.

Vasquez 6 – Asserts himself in challenges, even throwing in a couple of tough tackles. Shows some South American flair with his clearances, always at maximum intensity.

Spence 5.5 – Chosen over Sabelli to deal with Theo Hernandez’s physicality, struggles in stopping two of Milan’s three goals.

Frendrup 6.5 – Seems to have a hidden reserve lung somewhere, but offers more than just quantity. Besides his tough tackles, he also shows good skill on the ball.

Badelj 6.5 – Always alert: anticipates where the ball will end up. Manages the game like a pro: controls the tempo without wasting possession. Crucial. Subbed off for Strootman in the 74th minute.

Thorsby 6.5 – Almost unbeatable in the air, contributes significantly to defensive resilience and also makes an impact going forward. Exploits spaces, leading to the 3-3 equalizer.

Martin 6 – Stands tall to avoid being overwhelmed, but gives too much space to Chukwueze, who troubles him with dribbling. Subbed off for Haps in the 74th minute.

Retegui 7 – Ends his goal drought of 70 days with a perfectly taken penalty. Then puts pressure on Thiaw, forcing him into an error.

Ekuban 7 – Quick on his feet, with the physicality needed to compete with the center-backs. Slips between Gabbia and Tomori to score past Sportiello.

Coach – Alberto Gilardino 6.5 – Loses Gudmundsson but maintains the desire to impress: shows remarkable mentality even when Milan manages to turn the game around. Despite missing their best player, his team finds the strength to leave San Siro unscathed. Another impressive performance in what has been a surprising season.

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