AC Milan 0 – 1 Juventus: Player Ratings

Date:22nd May 2016 at 12:24am
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CjAqKiSW0AENjfVJuventus beat AC Milan at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday night to win the Coppa Italia final.

The Rossoneri started the better side and put pressure on Juventus in the first 45 minutes, but hardly any of Milan’s shots were good enough to be a threat to the Bianconeri. The second half was not enough to decide a winner, and despite Milan trying harder, Alvaro Morata’s first touch of the game in the extra time gave Juventus their 11th Coppa Italia.

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AC Milan

Gianluigi Donnarumma – 6 – Decent

Did not have much to do in the first half, but for a lovely dribble to get rid of Mario Mandzukic. Then the save on Paul Pogba’s deflected shot and another save on a long range shot from the Frenchman. Nothing he could do on the goal.

Davide Calabria – 6.5 – Naive

Started off the game risking conceding a penalty, but then became Milan’s main weapon on the right flank, delivering runs and crosses. But where was he when Morata was all alone to score?

Cristian Zapata – 5.5 – Distracted

Clean display in the first half to stop Mandzukic, and little risks for the rest of the game. Unfortunately for Milan, he forgot Morata is in the box precisely when he shouldn’t have.

Alessio Romagnoli – 6 – Tidy

For most of the game he was able to control Juve’s strikers, and the goal conceded was not his fault.

Mattia De Sciglio – 5.5 – Marginal

Had some good runs initially, one leading to a decent shot from long range in the first half, and then another saved by Neto to start off the second half. He was out of the game for most of it, with Milan developing their play on the other side.

Andrea Poli – 6 – Defensive

He missed the best chance in the first half, firing wide from the edge of the box. The pressure he gave Juventus was decent, but he wasn’t unable to deliver on the quality.

Riccardo Montolivo – 6.5 – Skipper

Not only he directed play, but also controlled the opposing midfield with elegance and presence. For once, he showed the spirit of a captain, shouting at his teammates and directing the fans.

Juraj Kucka – 5.5 – Man-marker

Physically everywhere for most of the game, choking Juve’s play and especially blocking Pogba. But in so many occasions he needed to do better when playing the ball or shooting on target.

Keisuke Honda – 6 – Creative

His deliveries were always useful, but he slowed down Milan’s pace at times. Solid display nonetheless in the first half, then disappeared in the second, when he struggled to find space. Booked for a foul on Pogba he slowly stopped having ideas to inspire the Rossoneri.

Giacomo Bonaventura – 5 – Disappointing

A source of play for Milan, but fired wide two clear chances at the start of the game to put the Rossoneri ahead. He then disappeared, never really being able to keep up with the expectations.

Carlos Bacca – 5.5 – Solitary

Battled constantly with the Juve defensive trio, but struggled to make an impact in the 90 minutes. When he had a decent ball, though, in extra time his backflip almost gave Milan the lead.


MBaye Niang – 5.5 – Useless

It wasn’t easy to come on after such a long injury and being expected to change the game. He didn’t do much.

Jose Mauri – 6 – Close

His shot on 122 went just inches wide. That could have been an incredible equaliser.

Mario Balotelli – N/A

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