AC Milan rode the brace of Carlos Bacca on their way to a 3-1 victory over Chievo tonight at San Siro.
Here is how we rated the individual performances of the Rossoneri on Saturday.
Gianluigi Donnarumma (7.5): Once again, the 18-year old came up big with several key saves. For Gigio, it was just another day at the office.
Mattia De Sciglio (6.5): In his return from injury, De Sciglio captained the Rossoneri and submitted a solid performance overall. De Sciglio got forward and maintained a consistent stance on the defensive end.
Cristian Zapata (6.5): The Colombian came to play tonight. Strong in the air and did well to clear his lines when under pressure.
Alessio Romagnoli (7.0): The Milan defense surely enjoyed the return of Romagnoli tonight. The Italian demonstrated his ball playing ability while showing his strength in defense.
Leonel Vangioni (6.5): It was somewhat of a quiet match for the Argentine, though he did well to make sure Chievo were held in check.
Jose Sosa (6.5): The second half looked much better from Sosa. Locatelli started as the regista, but Sosa still played his share of dangerous balls when he had time on the ball.
Manuel Locatelli: (7.0): The teenager returned to his playmaking role in the midfield tonight, and did well. By having some time to recharge and take a step back from the responsibilities as the regista, Locatelli looks poised for a strong finish to the season.
Andrea Bertolacci (5.5): With every passing week, it becomes quite difficult to understand what role Bertolacci plays in the midfield. A very quiet match from the ex-Genoa man.
Suso (n/a): The Spaniard was subbed off with an apparent muscular injury. Therefore, a proper assessment cannot be made.
Carlos Bacca (7.0): Although he missed a penalty late in the first half, and spoiled a few chances, the Colombian’s double played a vital role in Milan securing all three points.
Gerard Deulofeu (7.5) MOTM: It’s hard not to give the award to Bacca here, but Deulofeu was simply a menace up and down the pitch tonight. Over 90 minutes, the Spaniard ran hard, wreaked havoc on either flank he was manning, and applied endless amounts of pressure. A worthy Man of the Match nod to the Everton loanee.
Lucas Ocampos (6.0): The young winger replaced the injured Suso very early in this one, but struggled at times to find a groove. He settled in much better in the second half, earning a penalty, which Gianluca Lapadula buried, but Montella will need more from him next week at J Stadium v Juventus. That is, if Suso is unable to suit up.
Juraj Kucka (n/a): The Slovakian did not get on the ball enough after replacing Bacca to make a proper assessment.
Gianluca Lapadula (6.5): Aside from the penalty conversion, Lapadula provided a boost to the attack, winning 50/50 balls and holding up play.