A.C. Milan travelled to the Stadio Artemio Franchi on Sunday to take on Fiorentina. Both clubs had their chances to grab all three points, but each club escaped with one as the two played to a 0-0 draw.
Here is how we rated the individual performances of the Rossoneri on Sunday.
Gianluigi Donnarumma (7.5): Gigio had his usual game in net for the Rossoneri on Sunday. Fiorentina controlled the tempo in the first half, but thankfully the youngster was on his game. His distribution was a bit poor at times however. He had the spot kick taken by Josep Ilicic well covered despite it banging off the post. A quality second half capped a good day for the teenager who earned his third consecutive cleansheet.
Davide Calabria (6.0): Calabria had an excellent game v Lazio but was unable to carry it over to Sunday’s match v Fiorentina. His first half wasn’t too bad, but a few sloppy errors in the back along with the penalty he inflicted tell all.
Gabriel Paletta (8.0) MOTM: Once again, the ex-Parma man turned in a stellar performance out the back for Milan. He was more intuitive and on his game than the often consistent Alessio Romagnoli. Countless tackles made, his lines were always cleared and his positioning was superb. An easy Man of the Match award for the Italian centre-half.
Alessio Romagnoli (7.0): The Italian U-21 defender was not nearly as good as Paletta who was on his game. Romagnoli had a few errant passes and drifted a bit too far up field but like the entire defense, he was overall pretty solid.
Mattia De Sciglio (6.5): De Sciglio did fairly well on the left for Milan v Fiorentina. He didn’t jump off the page with his performance but overall, he got forward when he needed to while keeping his opponents in check.
Juraj Kucka (6.5): The Slovakian, after a Man of the Match performance v Lazio, did enough to combat Fiorentina in the middle of the park. Certainly it wasn’t his best match, but he was more than up for the task.
Riccardo Montolivo (6.0): Defensively, Montolivo made a few key stops in the final third, but his final pass lacked. It was another shaky performance for the Milan captain.
Giacomo Bonaventura (7.0): A nice, well-rounded showing for Bonaventura. Worked very hard and was often involved in the second half chances the Rossoneri had.
Suso (6.0): Going forward, Suso was average. He did not seem confident in his right foot and was often telegraphic when going onto his preferred left. He worked hard to help out defensively however, but there is room for improvement and consistency.
Carlos Bacca (6.5): The first half chances were few and far between for the Colombian. He did a bit better to link up with his midfielders, but at times his first move let him down. Overall, Bacca did enough to perhaps find the back of the net, but it was simply not meant to be.
M’Baye Niang (5.5): Niang was off his game. Simple. Yes, he did show a good work rate, but he could have done much better with the few chances he was given, particularly in the first half. When he was not given a call by the referee, he showed obvious frustration. A performance Montella — and the player himself — wishes to have back.
Manuel Locatelli (5.5): Locatelli looked out of sorts in his 20+ minutes of action. A few misfired passes luckily did not cost Milan the point in this one. However, his last gasp long ball to Luiz Adriano showed you the range and passing ability he possesses. Despite being a raw product, Locatelli has a bright future in the Milan midfield.
Luca Antonelli (n/a): The player was not involved enough to make a proper assessment of his performance.
Luiz Adriano (n/a): A questionable penalty/foul call was not given late to the Brazilian. Overall, Luiz Adriano did not see enough time on the pitch for a proper player assessment.