Empoli vs AC Milan: Empolihost AC Milan at the Carlo Castellani in the ongoing edition of the Serie A.
It was a sure-to-win game for AC Milan as per probability and they showed up indeed with tactics and passion. AC Milan took the lead in the first half but Empoli quickly equalised as Milan scored another right on the cusp of halftime. They doubled their advantage in the second half and quickly scored another, sealing the win. Empoli pulled another goal back but it was too little too late as the visitors confirmed their win by turning it to a 4-2 full time score.
Let’s take a look at the player ratings for the match:-
Guglielmo Vicario (GK) (6/10): Vicario didn’t have a strong performance as evidenced by the scoreline. He conceded four goals but also blocked 3 great shots from the Milan attackers.
Simone Romagnoli (5/10): Simone was not great while defending and also got a yellow card for a push on one of Milan’s attackers.
Peter Stojanovic (6.5/10): A good defensive showing from Peter who cleared his lines really well.
Sebastiano Luperto (7/10): Luperto had a mixed performance and was really imposing in defence in the first 20 minutes but the game eventually got out of his hands
Fabiano Parisi (6/10): Parisi was really quick to cover ground but it wasn’t enough to deal with Milan’s attack.
Liam Henderson (6.5/10): A decent performance from Liam as he held the attack and defence up well and got subbed out late.
Samuel Ricci (6.5/10): A decent showing for Samuel as he tried to create scoring chances for Empoli.
Szymon Zurkowski (6.5/10): Zurkowski had a tough day on the field. The Polish man was really exhausted by trying to score and to co ordinate with other teammates
Nedim Bajrami (7.5/10): A great game and a wonderful goal from Bajrami as he got a shot off from the edge of the area and placed it in the bottom corner to equalise for Empoli.
Andrea Pinamonti (6.5/10): Pinamonti scored a penalty for Empoli in the dying minutes but it was too little too late for his team.
Patrick Cutrone (5.8/10): Patrick couldn’t get into scoring positions and tried to dribble through the Milan defence which didn’t go well.
Riccardo Marchiza (6.5/10): After getting on the field Riccardo successfully managed the defence with other teammates.
Filippo Bandinelli (6/10): Filippo, after being subbed on, didn’t turn out to be an impactful substitute for Empoli.
Kristjan Asllani: (N/A)
Leo Štulac: (N/A)
Andrea La Mantia: (N/A)
Mike Maignan (GK) (6/10): Mike couldn’t have done better for the goals he did concede and did a fantastic job of goalkeeping and saved the team from conceding more goals.
Theo Hernandez (7.5/10): Theo was really successful in securing the defence as well as scoring a goal to confirm the three points for Milan. The Frenchman took advantage of a foul and successfully put the ball in the back of the net.
Alessio Romagnoli (7/10): It was a really great game for the captain as Alessio was really dominating and made some good tackles.
Fikayo Tomori (7/10): A decent showing from Tomori who played out of position and put in some really important tackles.
Alessandro Florenzi (7/10): Florenzi pulled a lead by scoring an incredible free-kick and increased AC Milan’s lead.
Sandro Tonali (7/10): Tonali was really successful most of the time by stopping Empoli from scoring and contributed in attack too.
Franck Kessié (7/10): Kessie celebrates his birthday goal and nets a brace providing a helpful win for AC Milan.
Junior Messias (7.5/10): We got to see amazing energy from the Brazilian footballer as Junior was really good at playmaking and was unlucky not to score.
Ismaël Bennacer (8/10): Ismael was really quick and flexible on the pitch today. Took one for the team as he pulled over Bajrami to halt a promising counter for the hosts and was deservedly shown a yellow card.
Alexis Saelemaekers (7/10): Alexis was great at moving the ball, linking up with the midfield and even got into some really dangerous positions.
Olivier Giroud (6.5/10): Olivier was not one of the scorers but initiated a lot of attacks and tried to score.
Brahim Diaz : (N/A)
Pierre Kalulu : (N/A)
Tiemoué Bakayoko: (N/A)
Rade Krunić: (N/A)