On Sunday, AC Milan hosted Udinese at the San Siro in a match that finished 2-0 thanks to goals from Jeremy Menez.
Filippo Inzaghi (7.5): The Milan manager did very well today, he put out an attacking side that performed well. He also deserves some credit for isolating Antonio Di Natale, the best player in Udinese history.
Diego Lopez (6.0): He didn’t have much to do at all, he wasn’t tested by the Zebrette.
Pablo Armero (6.5): The Colombian fullback started the match for Milan, doing good things when attacking on the same flank as Stephan El Shaarawy.
Adil Rami (6.0): The center back put in a decent performance, not making any game saving tackles, but doing well enough to help earn a clean sheet.
Phillipe Mexes (6.5): The French defender had a good match, making a few well times tackles to halt the opposition near the end of the game.
Daniele Bonera (6.0): The AC Milan product started at right back and had a very good first half, with some dangerous crosses.
Marco Van Ginkel (6.5): The youngster had a good match, with some great pass accuracy and defensive covering. He was the start of most plays for Milan, and played the ball directly to the striker plenty of times.
Michael Essien (5.0): The Ghanaian legend did well until getting the red card in the 26th minute of the second half. He contained the midfield well but he made two horrible mistakes leading to his early bath.
Giacomo Bonaventura (6.5): He silently had a good match, covering ground and had a few dangerous chances. Nothing special from the Italian “jolly”, but he did well enough.
Stephan El Shaarawy (7.0): Il Faraone has been doing well as of late, and he continued this streak with a few great chances, dribbles, and crosses.
Jeremy Menez (8.0): The French “False-9” did extremely well today, converting a penalty and scoring a fantastic goal in which he dribbled defenders and rocketed the ball into the bottom left corner.
Keisuke Honda (6.0): The Japanese international had a splendid first half, he was involved in each attack, either of the receiving end or creating end of many plays. He also earned the dubious penalty kick for Milan.
Giampaolo Pazzini (6.0): Il Pazzo came on as a substitute, not really getting any opportunities to show what he could do. However, he did earn a few free kicks for the Rossoneri. He had a great opportunity at the end of the match, but he couldn’t convert and earned a corner.
Andrea Poli (6.0): The box to box midfielder came on near the end of the game, mostly with defensive duties. He had a chance at the end of the match, but nothing came of it.
Riccardo Montolivo (6.0): Returning from a pre-World Cup injury with the Azzurri, the midfielder silently performed his duties, putting in an average performance.