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Roma 0-2 Milan: The Giallorossi Player Ratings

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Roma 0-2 Milan: The Giallorossi Player Ratings

Roma were outclassed in the second half by the visiting Milan as Patrick Cutrone and Davide Calabria sealed the victory at the Stadio Olimpico.

Here are the Giallorossi player ratings.

Alisson (5.5): The Brazilian was forced into making just three saves in this one, but was beaten by two brilliant finishes from Cutrone and Calabria. Alisson’s defensive unit crumbled in the second half which ultimately helped lead to the defeat.

Bruno Peres (6.0): For the first half, the Brazilian did a fairly decent job replacing Alessandro Florenzi, but was conceding too much space in the second 45 minutes that contributed to the Rossoneri’s offensive outburst.

Kostas Manolas (6.0): A tale of two halves for the Greek international. Manolas and Cutrone engaged in their fair share of battles early on, with the former getting the best of the Italian. However, the Roma man was beaten by Cutrone who slid in behind and finished beautifully.

Federico Fazio (5.5): Similar to Manolas, the first half saw the former Tottenham encounter little danger, but the second half was a completely different story. Fazio struggled to maintain his positioning and and wound up paying for it.

Aleksandar Kolarov (6.5): The Serbian was Roma’s best defender today, doing a decent job getting forward while also nailing down on four tackles. However, Suso was able to enjoy space and time in the second half that he did not have early on, and took advantage of his limited opportunities on the right to impact the bout with an assist.

Lorenzo Pellegrini (5.5): Wasteful in the final third, particularly in the first half when Roma did enjoy some quality counter-attacking opportunities. The Italian either did not recognise the proper passing window or simply did not execute that much needed final ball to help his side find a breakthrough.

Kevin Strootman (6.0): The Dutchman did a fairly decent job in this one, and was perhaps the Giallorossi’s best midfielder. However, based on the performances of his teammattes in the middle of the park, that wasn’t entirely difficult to achieve.

Radja Nainggolan (5.0): Lost not only a tooth, but the midfield battle as Franck Kessie was all over Nainggolan from the opening whistle. Those charging runs, and that box-to-box presence did not show up today.

Cengiz Ünder (6.0): Quiet day for the Turk who entered the tie in piping-hot form. Milan’s defensive shape was solid throughout and did not allow the youngster any windows to leave a mark on the tie.

Patrik Schick (6.5): A promising first half for the Czech number nine who showed flashes of brilliance by splitting Calabria and Biglia with a wonderful bit of dribbling. The second half was a completely different case as both Bonucci and Romagnoli were just once again unbeatable.

Diego Perotti (6.0): The attacker was locked down by Milan’s defense, especially Davide Calabria who really was making his presence felt all over the pitch.

Substitutions

Edin Dzeko (5.5): Replaced Nainggolan in the 64th minute, but was unable to replicate his offensive performance from the first match between the two sides as he had just 10 total touches.

Gregoire Defrel (n/a): A substitution that did not spark anything at all for Roma.

Gerson (n/a): Arrived on the pitch to replace Pellegrini, yet was a non-factor.

 

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