STADIO SAN SIRO (Milan): When AC Milan needed someone to step up on Sunday evening, Rafael Leao was the man who did just that to open the scoring in their 2-0 win over Atalanta, sending them within a point of the Serie A title.
Leao got the first before Theo Hernandez’s spectacular solo effort put the result beyond any doubt. Milan can now be crowned champions if Inter fail to win at Cagliari on Sunday night.
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AC Milan player ratings vs Atalanta
Maignan 6.5; Calabria 6 (79′ Florenzi n/r), Kalulu 7, Tomori 7.5, Hernandez 7; Kessie 6.5, Tonali 6 (63′ Bennacer 6); Saelemaekers 5 (54′ Messias 6), Krunic 6.5 (79′ Bakayoko n/r), Leao 7.5; Giroud 5 (54′ Rebic 5.5).
Player of the Match – Rafael Leao
His goal allowed the Rossoneri to start imagining their celebrations at the Mapei Stadium in the final round of the season, and he had been consistently threatening prior to opening the scoring. He was the only one looking to force something early on, even if his long-range attempts were the source of frustration for some in attendance at the San Siro.
The goal was exactly what his performance deserved. Not only on Sunday, but throughout this likely title-winning season for Milan.
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