AC Milan entertained Chelsea at San Siro earlier tonight as they looked to secure a positive result at home in the UEFA Champions League. The Milan giants made a poor start to the game as they suffered a huge setback in the 18th minute when Fikayo Tomori was sent off by the referee. The Blues capitalized on their numerical advantage and managed to open the goal-scoring in the 21st minute courtesy of Jorginho’s penalty. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang doubled Chelsea’s advantage just 13 minutes later as AC Milan went into the half-time interval 2-0 down on the scoreline.
The Italian outfit failed to come up with a response in the second half and crashed to a disappointing 2-0 loss in front of their home fans.
Let’s take a look at how each AC Milan player fared during the match against the Blues.
GK: Ciprian Tătărușanu – 6/10
He made a couple of decent saves at the back but won’t be happy after conceding two first-half goals.
RB: Pierre Kalulu – 6/10
Kalulu made two important defensive contributions but offered very little in the Chelsea half.
CB: Matteo Gabbia – 6/10
The Italian sensation earned the ball back a few times and cleared the danger when needed.
CB: Fikayo Tomori – 4/10
He let his teammates down by getting sent off in the 18th minute.
LB: Theo Hernandez – 6.5/10
The French sensation performed his defensive duties well and made one key chance in the final third.
CM: Ismael Bennacer – 6/10
Bennacer tried his best to protect his backline but most of his good work went in vain.
CM: Sandro Tonali – 6/10
The Italian midfield ace got stuck in with a few crunching tackles and made one good opportunity in the final third.
RM: Brahim Diaz – 6/10
The Spaniard had one bright moment in the game but was taken off in the 36th minute.
CAM: Rade Krunic – 6/10
He offered very little in the final third and was quiet for most of the game.
LM: Rafael Leao – 7/10
Leao completed some dangerous dribbles down the left flank but failed to find the back of the net.
ST: Olivier Giroud – 6/10
He had a couple of strikes at goal but never looked like he would score.
RB: Sergino Dest – 6/10
He kept things solid defensively in the second half.
CM: Tommaso Pobega – 6/10
Pobega added more energy to AC Milan’s midfield.
RM: Ante Rebic – 6.5/10
Rebic had a couple of lively moments in the final third.
ST: Divock Origi – 6/10
The Belgian was a threat in front of the Chelsea goal.
LB: Fodé Ballo-Touré – 6/10
He struggled to influence the game.