Donnarumma (7) – Nearly a massive mistake on a botched clearance, but was able to recover and make history again. Not only the youngest player to debut in the Derby della Madonnina, but now it will be remembered as a cleansheet.
Abate (7) – Provided some offense down the right hand side today, nearly had an assist in the first minute. Kept things tidy in the back from his flank. Job well done.
Alex (6.5) – It’s not too often a central defender has a big say in the early going of a match on the offensive spectrum, but Alex had a tremendous header that opened the scoring for the Rossoneri. He also made a few crucial interceptions. His final score is brought down because of the penalty he gave away to Icardi for an erroneous kick on the ground. Had Icardi scored, it could have been a much different game.
Romagnoli (7) – Quiet game for the young Italian. Possessed the ball well, passed well, made a few interceptions. He kept things very tidy in the back and did well to stave off the early onslaught from Inter’s 4 man attack. Job well done for the former Sampdoria defender.
Antonelli (6) – Another lesser involved player for AC Milan, most important factor is the cleansheet. Only knock on him is 25% of his passes were misplaced.
Honda (7.5) – Just what the doctor ordered. A wonderful game from the Japanese winger. A beautiful cross on the first goal, and nearly had a few more assists due to his excellent runs. A day to remember for the Japan international.
Kucka (8) – G-R-I-N-T-A. It’s like he drank 5 energy drinks before kick off today. He did not stop from the first whistle to the last. The engine room for Milan and provided Montolivo and Bonaventura cover. Excellent game for the Slovakian.
Montolivo (7.5) – He’s beginning to find a rhythm and he’s become a rock in the midfield. He leads the league with the most interceptions, and his passing today was strong.
Bonaventura (7.5) – The hustler of the Milan midfield. Hurried lots of passes and gave Brozovic problems the whole day. Excellent pass to Niang for the third goal. Besides that, he continues his march to Antonio Conte’s Italy squad.
Bacca (8) – He’s on fire, there’s no other way to put it. His finish to make it 2-0 was absolute fantastic and deserves all the credit he is receiving. The Colombian would be the hottest striker in Serie A if it weren’t for Gonzalo Higuain.
Niang (8.5, MOTM) – A goal and an assist to cap off a big derby day performance for Niang. He was frequently on the ball, made good runs and was always available. Two additional shots on target kept Handanovic on his toes. Perhaps his best all around performance? I’ll let you decide.
Boateng (N/A) – Came on late, not enough time to adequately judge.
Bertolacci (N/A) – Came on late, not enough time to adequately judge.
Balotelli (N/A) – Came on late, not enough time to adequately judge.
Mihajlovic (8) – He played his strongest eleven and got the result he needed. This game could have been 5-0, arguably the best performance for the underfire Milan coach.